We Come in Peace

we come in peace

This year Rather Dashing Games has a couple of new releases coming out and so we would like to share those with you.  First is that their latest game, We Come in Peace, will be debuting at GenCon this year, so go take a look at this planet defending dice game if you are there.  You can read more about it in our previous article.


Next they tease with a new video trailer their new abstract strategy game called Element.  This looks to be a reprint of the 2008 game Element in which you are using the four elements, and their interactions with each other, to try and surround the opposing wizard.  The art for this one looks good and should be a distinct upgrade from the previous game, look for this in stores late fall.

this belongs in a museum

Next is a new game in their Drawn & Quartered series of tile placement type games, This Belongs in a Museum.  In this game, like the predecessors, you will lay tiles to create the most lucrative dig site possible and collect valuable artifacts.  You will be using trucks, ships, and airplanes to connect your different sites as well as move your archaeologist around.  This is the farthest out game in release dates with a date of early 2017 for arriving on store shelves.

Last is an expansion to an existing game called Strange Alliances.  This will expand the Pirates, Ninjas, Robots & Zombies game to allow for pirate ninjas, robot zombies, and more crazy combinations.  You can look for this expansion in December of this year.

For more information and to read a bit more about each release, you can read the full announcement on the Rather Dashing Games site.


Rather Dashing Games has announced their next game, a dice chucking invasion game called We Come In Peace, designed by Mike Richie and Grant Wilson.  In We Come In Peace you will be rolling dice to invade other player’s planets while they defend with their own dice, launching missiles back at you, shooting down saucers with blasters or interceptors and more.  Resources are limited so you have to prioritize because you can’t save everything, but you will be able to rebuild some things as you go along.  Whoever has the least amount of damage at the end of the game is the winner.  Look for this game on store shelves in August of 2016 and see the full press release below from Rather Dashing Games.

We Come in Peace blasts its way into the market this summer – Prepare for the invasion! Ready your blasters and scramble your missiles in this game of  exponential chaos! The Alliance of Six Planets has come to an end – and now you must do what it takes to defend your home world from the hordes of flying saucers that darken the skies and lay waste to your cities. We Come in Peace, the latest release from the creative minds at Rather Dashing Games, is a fast, fun, strategic dice game for 2 to 6 players, ages 8 and up. Every turn, use an increasing number of Invasion dice to attack your opponents and Defense dice to fight back when they come after you! Resources are limited, and you can’t stop all the invaders. Choose how to best employ Blasts or Interceptors to repel enemy flying saucers, rebuild cities destroyed in the onslaught and launch Missiles directly at your opponents’ planets. Be the planet with the least damage at the end to claim a victory of galactic proportions!

We Come in Peace is played in three rounds. A simple scoring system makes this game easy to learn and play. We Come in Peace is anything but peaceful and is as much fun to lose as it is to win.

Each game includes:

  • 6 Planet Boards
  • 6 Cores (double sided)
  • 72 Cities (double sided)
  • 9 Invasion Dice
  • 5 Defense Dice
  • 6 Sector Dice
  • 1 Staging Board
  • We Come in Peace rules sheet

Release date: Aug. 1, 2016

Average game play: ~ 20 minutes


We Come in Peace joins Rather Dashing Games’ already stellar catalog of easy-to- play games including the Drawn and Quartered series – Pirates, Ninjas, Robots & Zombies and Graveyards, Ghosts & Haunted Houses – and other favorites such as Four Taverns and Red Hot Silly Peppers.

To see a full listing of Rather Dashing Games, please visit www.ratherdashinggames.com.

RATHER DASHING GAMES, based in Kentucky, is owned by Kalmbach Publishing Co. of Waukesha, Wis.