Star Realms – Déjà vu

Star Realms – Déjà vu

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Writer_smallerDéjà vu

In case it is in some way ambiguous: this comic is in no way intended as a slight on Star Realms. The game is a superb price point, brilliantly packaged, and a really great game. I have a lot of respect for the decisions implicit in the packaging and pricing of this game. We own boxes with similar levels of components that take up 5-10 times the amount of space on my shelf that Star Realms does. It is genuinely portable, and that fact married with its 20-35 minute playing time means it is a game that is going to be well travelled, and often taught, in 2015.

In fact, I have not yet invested in any of the above mentioned peripherals, but honestly, it is not for want of trying. I ended up having to source Star Realms from an online store in America, and have it shipped over with family by way of a Christmas present (thanks Ronan!). So the acquisition of expansions and boxes and sleeves specific to the game has yet eluded me, but eagerly await their availability. Particularly the expansions, which seem to add just enough new elements to keep the game interesting, but without overburdening it with too many moving pieces, or an increased play time.

Just a brief blog post this week, still easing into the new year, but I want to thank everyone for joining us again in 2015, for our first full year of comics. We hope you stick with us, and we would love to hear what you think in the comments below.

Happy New Year!

11 Comments on Star Realms – Déjà vu
  • Peter Schott

    That actually sums up a lot of people’s thoughts on the extras. They might be worth it, but at USD 5 for 12 cards or so, it’s pretty expensive to get them compared to the base game. I haven’t bothered with sleeves or a playmat. The mat could look nice, but it just takes up space for such a simple game. I should probably consider sleeves, but I’m just not a big fan of sleeved cards – they don’t feel right.

    The game is great, though. Plays quickly and easy to explain. I haven’t tried more than 2 players, though. I just don’t think it would be as elegant or quick that way. (and I don’t have a second deck)

    • Star Realms is a brilliant little game – we were playing it loads throughout Christmas. It was so wonderfully easy to pick up, we found it super handy just to set up a quick game in between all the festive activities. I am curious about playing it with more two players, though I am not sure quite how it would work out. I guess time will tell!

      Thanks for the comment, and have great start to 2015!

      • James Deville

        I’ve recently played the multi-player “hydra” variant, and it was a lot of fun. I really need to play it more to work out the strategy better, but it’s definitely a good twist on it!

        • Super! I’ll be looking forward to that, not that I’m any good with devising strategies… But I’m sure it’ll be loads of fun!

  • Wayne Walker

    Nice comic! Don’t forget the App! Of course your FLGS wouldn’t be upselling you on the App, but that is an inevitable purchase as well!

    • The app, of course! I actually downloaded the demo before we got the game itself, just to see what it was like. Much more fun playing with the real thing though!

      • Of course we could still get the full version of the app, play them both..?

        • James Deville

          You should! My gf and I do it all the time.

          I just found this comic this week, and finished catching up. I love it! Keep up the great work!

          • Thank you so much! We love getting feedback.
            Thanks for reading, and thanks for helping us to get some commentary started on the site.

  • Vito Gesualdi

    As the graphic designer of this game, this comic had me lolling real darn hard. Glad you’re liking Star Realms!

    • Thanks for the great game! You guys did a brilliant job and it looks absolutely fantastic. Delighted you enjoyed the comic too 🙂