Now on Kickstarter: Cosmic Kaboom

June 11, 2015 - 9:24pm

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.