Spiel 2013 Preview: Quantum

Posted by James (admin) on August 24th, 2013

Quantum gameI always have time for Funforge’s games as they’re always really nicely produced.  This year, they are releasing a light, space-themed game called Quantum.  Players have dice (which are ships) that travel between the planets trying to colonise them (place cubes on them).  The first player to place all their cubes wins.

The ships (dice) are rolled to determine what type of ship they are – a low number means they can not move far but are powerful in combat, and vice versa.  In fact, the dice number is how many spaces they can move.  However, each type of ship has a special power too, such as transporting another ship, swapping places, changing a ship’s value.

On their turn, a player can take 3 actions.  An action can be to move/attack with a ship, re-roll a ship, bring a ship on from the scrap yard, carry out research, or use 2 actions to construct a quantum cube on a planet which still has space for one.  A player can place a cube if they have ships next to the planet that add up to the planet’s number, or if they win enough combats.

Combat is resolved by rolling a dice (remembering ships with lower numbers are better) and any beaten ships are re-rolled to see what type of ship it has now become and moved to the scrap yard.  Add to this that players can have cards which are either immediate effects or lesser but on-going abilities, and it looks like there’s quite a lot going on in this simple game.

To me Quantum looks like a simple, light and fun space combat/colonization game with plenty of interaction and lots of choices on how to use and combine your 3 actions.

You can find out more and read the rules on Funforge’s website: bga.me/quantum

Quantum box


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