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Star Realms Frontiers was created by Robert Dougherty. Rob has been in the gaming industry for over 20 years and has been a Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Champion and Hall of Famer, and has founded or co founded multiple game companies and successfully published dozens of games and gaming accessories. Rob was studying Electrical Engineering at Northeastern University when he decided to drop out and pursue his life long passion. He opened a game store, Your Move Games and led the store’s legendary professional team which created a slew of hall of fame magic players. Rob was inducted into the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame in 2006.

Rob being well versed the the gaming industry, knew he could possibly make a million bucks launching his game Star Realms and expansion on Kickstarter- and that’s exactly what he did. He launched his project on July 11, 2017  and within 24 hours had raised $290,000 and was able to blow past this first 5 stretch goals. Within a week they had surpassed over 400k. By August 10, he had successfully raised $1,100,212 with 12,159 backers.

Star Realms is a fast paced game of space battles that combines the fun deck building game with the interactivity of Trading Card Game- style combat. As you play, you make use of Trade to acquire new ships and Bases from the cards being turned face up in the Trade Row. You use the Ships and Bases you acquire to either generate more Trade, or to generate combo to attack your opponent and their Bases. When you reduce your opponent’s score to zero, you win! Battle your friends or team up to play cooperatively against the game.”

Since the first time that star realms was launched, they brought the game back to Kickstarter with 9 different upgrade sets to go along with it. Included in the launch were 7 different decks and then also frontiers and stellar allies. Frontiers is a complete 4 person deck building game. The graphics on the star realms frontiers game are phenomenal and seem to be a mixture between nature, biology and technology for a theme that is entirely familiar and unique at the same time. To find out more about Star Realms or it’s Kickstarter Campaign you can view the links below.


Game Information:
Suggested Players:1-4 players
Suggested Play Time: 20 minutes
Suggested Age: 12+

Included in the box:
Great gameplay for 1-4 players.
Solitaire and Cooperative mode!
Plays on its own, or combined with any other Star Realms set.
An all-new 80-card trade deck featuring some new mechanics like the double ally abiltiy which really rewards you for focusing on a single faction!
Starting decks for four players.
Four sets of new, easy-to-use score cards.
Plenty of Explorer cards.
Full color rulebook for two player PVP games, and awesome multiplayer formats like Free-For-All, Hunter, and Hydra!
A sturdy, attractive, 4" x 6" x 2" game box

Project Details:
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: July 11, 2017
Ship Date: November 27, 2018
Website: Star Realms