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Space Base (Solo Variant)


In Space Base, players assume the roles of Commodores of a small fleet of ships. Ships begin docked at their stations and are then deployed to sectors as new ships are commissioned under your command.

Use cargo vessels to engage in trade and commerce; mining vessels to build reoccurring base income; and carriers to spread your influence.

Establish new colonies for a new Commodore in a sector to gain even more influence. Gain enough influence and you can be promoted to Admiral!

Space Base is a quick-to-learn, quick-to-play dice game using the core "I roll, everyone gets stuff" mechanism seen in other games.

It’s also a strategic engine builder using a player board (your space base) and tableaus of ship cards you can buy and add to your board.

The cards you buy and the order you buy them in have interesting implications on your engine beyond just the ability on the card you buy, making for a different type of engine construction than seen in similar games.

Players can take their engine in a number of directions: long odds and explosive gains, low luck and steady income, big end-game combos to launch from last to first, or a mix-and-match approach.

JonGetsGames – Space Base Review

Space Base Initial Thoughts

Player feedback

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Solo ideas and discussions

A selection of posts specifically about solo gameplay or solo variants


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Solo Play SpaceBase

File includes the SoloPlay rules for Space Base.

With this variant you will need to defend your base from attackers as you try to improve your buying power and prestige to reach a victory condition.

There are 3 modes of play included in this variant.

Can you reach a scoring goal before your opponents damage the base beyond repair?

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Solo Variant Rogue Stations

A solo variant against a bot, with 5 different varieties. (7 with Command Station)

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Solo Variant

This is fleshed out from a couple users. I wanted to document the variant I use.

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Space Base Complete Compact Rules

A complete visual condensed rule sheet for Space Base. Includes all rules, including specific case cards and associated iconography.

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Space Base Quick Rules Guide

2 page quick rules guide for Space Base

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Space Base rules summary

Space Base rules summary. Incorporates any clarifications from AEG’s May 2018 FAQ.

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