Forbidden Stars, one of those games we both really enjoy, but don’t play enough! It’s smart and brilliant, but it does easily take up two to three hours. It looks incredible, the art and game components are top notch. That’s why I somehow feel the urge to take a picture of it every time we play it. To ensure we play it a little more often, we’re thinking of putting it on our 10×10 list* for next year,
The game has a lot going on. Besides moving around your troops and ships, gathering resources, conquering planets and objective tokens, there also is a very interesting battle system that includes a little deck building. I’m not particularly good at the game (yet), but I do like it and I have the feeling that we’ve only just scratched the surface. Which is probably true, since we’ve only played it 3 times so far. 😉 Even though it takes a long time to play, I always think: “But but but… I still wanted to do this AND that!” when the last round starts…
So, if you’re looking for a varied strategic board game with cool miniatures: you should definitely check this one out. Note: You really don’t need to be a fan of the Warhammer 40K setting to enjoy it.
* 10×10 list: A list of 10 different games which you must try to play 10 times in one year.