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Star Realms

Compete head-to-head to create the most powerful deck of spaceships and bases. 


Star Realms is a spaceship combat deckbuilding game designed by Magic: the Gathering Pro Tour Champions and Hall of Famers Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty. The game offers all the thrills of traditional trading card game style combat, combined with the fun of a deckbuilding game. Play powerful ships, destroy enemy bases or blast your opponent directly on your way to victory! 

Star Realms is a fast paced deck-building card game of outer space combat. It combines the fun of a 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 from the Trade Deck. You use the Ships and Bases you acquire to either generate more Trade or to generate Combat to attack your opponent and their bases. When you reduce your opponent’s score (called Authority) to zero, you win!

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Time to play: # of players: Recommended Age:
clock indicating 15 minutes Recommended for ages 12 and up
20 minutes 2 12+
Complexity: Player dynamic: Skill:
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1.93 / 5 Heavy competition

Strategy, Card Game


Star Realms Additional Resources

Suggested Use:

Community Building

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