Cosmic Kaboom

cosmic kaboom

For centuries, the Factions have been at war. However, it wasn’t until recently that they developed the ability to create a bomb so powerful as to destroy entire planets. Now the secret is out, and it’s a race to see which faction will be triumphant and become RULERS OF THE UNIVERSE!

Minion Games is currently running a Kickstarter project for Cosmic Kaboom, a sic-fi dexterity flicking game where players “fly around space collecting energy to power up space bombs which are used to eradicate the planets of their enemies.”  Due to the dynamic and flexible nature of the gameplay, players are able to play the game on a game surface of any size.  In the game, players will fly–or actually flick–their space ships around space (the game surface), collecting energy to power up space bombs and eradicate their enemies.

cosmic kaboom box

To summarize gameplay, each player will control three planets, one of which housing an energy crystal that supplies energy cubes of that player’s type.  These cubes are obtained when a player flicks his or her ship onto the planet.  Players can “build” (obtain) a space bomb using a set of cubes from each player’s color.  This bomb can then be tossed onto the board in an attempt to destroy other players’ planets, earning points for each planet destroyed.  Players gain powers and bonuses as the game progresses via Advancement cards.  When one entire color of planets has been destroyed, or the majority of the planets have been destroyed, the game ends and the player with the most points wins.

Cosmic Kaboom if for 2-4 players ages 13 and up and plays in 30 minutes.  The project has reached its minimum funding level and will fund on June 9, 2016.  For more information, visit the Kickstarter page here.

For centuries, the Factions have been at war. However, it wasn’t until recently that they developed the ability to create a bomb so powerful as to destroy entire planets. Now the secret is out, and it’s a race to see which faction will be triumphant and become RULERS OF THE UNIVERSE!

Cosmic Kaboom is a new dexterity flicking game from Minion Games. Unlike other board games, this game doesn’t actually have a board – the players set up their own boundaries of space by placing their base tiles on the table. Then, they can place their planets anywhere in the space, as long as they aren’t touching other planets (fans of String Railway may find similarities with this open-space ‘board’ setup). In the game, players each have 3 planets scattered throughout the ‘board’. They can flick spaceships around to collect energy – when they collect enough energy they’ll be able to toss the space bomb onto the board, destroying planets and getting points. The game ends when all planets of one color have been eliminated – so there’s no player elimination during the game. There are also cards that give variable player powers and special bonuses.

Cosmic Kaboom sounds like a very unique game – not only is it a dexterity game, but it also has a free-form board! If you’re interested, you can find more information, including gameplay videos and reviews, at the Kickstarter for Cosmic Kaboom.