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Thursday, October 21, 2004

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Ambrosia releases the EV Nova board game
6:00 AM | Devin Sanera | Comment on this story

Ambrosia Software has done something mildly out of the blue in creating a card game for the wildly popular Escape Velocity: Nova. Strictly speaking, it's a card-driven board game for two to four players. Interestingly enough, it is rated for ages eight and up.

From Ambrosia's website:

There are pirates, aliens, and enemies lurking behind every asteroid, waiting to strike when you least expect it. Meanwhile, there are vast riches to acquire, intriguing missions to run, and new technologies to discover. This game intricately weaves adventure, trade, political conflict, military tactics, and strategy together to give you the best of what makes Ambrosia's computer game a classic.
While Ambrosia provided the idea and ATMOS supplied the fantastic artwork, the card game itself was engineered by DG Associates, creators of the WWII card game Battlecards. There are also 40 expansion packs available: eight each for the Federation, Rebels, Polaris, Aurorans, and Traders. It appears that the game itself is a two player game and the expansion packs allow the third and fourth players.

In any case, this looks like it could be very popular with fans of the game who would like the long sought-after multiplayer Escape Velocity. The rules seem elegant enough that the system could hold up to improvisation during the game and future expansions to the game.

Ambrosia Software
Escape Velocity: Nova
Escape Velocity Card Game
DG Associates

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