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ALIEN: Fate of the Nostromo Arrives This August from Ravensburger

A new ALIEN board game arrives this summer

ALIEN: Fate of the Nostromo (Ravensburger)This summer will see the release of an ALIEN themed board game from Ravensburger. ALIEN: Fate of the Nostromo, designed by Scott Rogers, will task the players with taking on the roles of crewmembers trying to escape and survive the lurking xenomorph. The game is for one to five players, ages 10+, and will play in around 45 minutes to an hour. The game is slated for an August 1st release but no MSRP info is available yet.

About the game:

In ALIEN: Fate of the Nostromo, players take the role of Nostromo crew members Ripley, Lambert, Parker, Brett, or Dallas. Over the course of the game, they collect scrap, craft items, and fulfill different objectives. The crew will lose and gain morale as they encounter the Alien and other situations. If crew morale reaches zero, players lose the game.

Each turn has two phases. In the Crew Action phase, players creep through the Nostromo’s halls, gathering scrap, crafting items, trading scrap and items with other players, and using items and their special abilities. Brett, for example, can craft items with one fewer scrap than other players. If the Alien is within three spaces of the player with the incinerator, that player can use the incinerator to send the Alien back to its nest.

In the Encounter phase, players draw and resolve an Encounter card. The Alien could be lurking behind any corner…

Once the players fulfill their initial objectives, they face one of five final missions, each with a unique set of requirements. Players must fulfill the final mission’s requirements simultaneously to win the game. Players can also introduce Science Officer Ash for a more challenging game. Ash moves through the ship, removing scrap and forcing the crew to lose morale.

ALIEN: Fate of the Nostromo Minis (Ravensburger)

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