New Dawn

CAn the alliance survive?


The sequel game to „Among the Stars“: The future has not come to pass quite as planned, so the Alliance is aiming to reconstruct and colonize some abandoned planets and space stations in order to ensure the stability and existence of the Alliance. As an Alliance official you want to explore and revitalize a sector of the galaxy, by developing technologies and sending out ambassadors.

In five rounds you play those phases: 1) Production - For bases that you placed on the Main Board you receive resources as indicated on your player board. 2) You draw Facility cards from four decks. 3) You choose a Facility card from your hand and place it on the main board next to another facility and - at your choice - use the ability of the facility. 4) You buy technology - one available technology from the deck of your own race and place it on your player board. 5) Move a Mobile Head Quarter MHQ). 6) Do actions from the options of take resources, set up a base, take over control of a facility, use an ambassador or buy a MHQ as well as 7) support the Alliance. After five rounds you add up victory points yielded by bases, facilities, technology, assistance to the Alliance, MHQs, victory points markers, and so on, and win with most victory points.

A very harmonious game with many strategic options and a dense and challenging mood and the feeling that - despite playing a SciFi setting - things could happen that way. The fantastic graphics and good components contribute to this feeling, there is lots of interaction about bases and many options from facilities and MHQs, supplemented by modules like stations and sectors as variants.


Players: 2-4

Age: 12+

Time: 120+

Designer: Konstantinos Kokkinis, Sotirios Tsantilas

Artist: Antonis Papantoniou, Giota Vorgia

Price: ca. 40 Euro

Publisher: Artipia Games 2014


Genre: SciFi, development

Users: With friends

Version: en

Rules: en

In-game text: yes



Beautiful graphics and components

Lively flair, lots of atmosphere

Lots of strategy options and lots of game depth


Compares to:

Among the Stars


Other editions:

Stronghold Games, USA


Chance (pink): 1

Tactic (turquoise): 3

Strategy (blue): 1

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 2

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0