Review: Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space

Review: Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space

Daren Hutton

Number of Players: 2-8

Playing Time: 20-45mins

Age: 12+


Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space is a card game of strategy and bluff set on a badly damaged deep space research ship. On-board systems have failed, plunging the ship into darkness. But even worse: A mysterious alien plague has crept aboard and is transforming the human crew into horrendous monsters! The remaining crewmen desperately try to save their lives by escaping from the derelict spaceship, but in the darkness the aliens are lurking...hungry for human flesh.

Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space is a hidden movement game where some players play humans while the others take control of the evil aliens - but the catch is that no one knows who is who.  

During the game, each player has a dry-wipe hex map where they secretly mark where they have moved.  The Humans are trying to escape while the aliens are trying to stop eating them. If you move into a dangerous area of the map marked in grey you draw a card to determine if you have to reveal your position to the other players or lie to them about where you are.  If you are an alien you can reveal your identity and position by attacking an adjective hex if you suspect there is a human there.

The game manages to create an incredibly tension-filled atmosphere, and the sci-fi/horror theme really adds to the panic you feel when playing as a human in this game! There are moments that will leave you on the edge of your seat and second-guessing everything you thought was happening throughout the game.

Perfect for someone who wants a game with:

Hidden Roles
Hidden Movement
Science Fiction/Horror

You can buy Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space here

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