Outstanding game, even if you do not like the seri
This game is easily one of the best and original board games ever put together. Basically, you start out all as human players taking the role of one of the major characters on the show. Everyone works together to fend off attacks by the evil robotic race, the Cylons. Each character has a certain set of skills to help out in the various attacks and crisis events that pop up during each person's turn. But here's the catch... one or more players (depending on the amount of people playing) is actually a Cylon in disguise. At the beginning of the game and halfway through, everyone is dealt "Loyalty cards" which tells you if you are a Cylon or not. If so, it is your mission to sabotage the rest of the players before being found out. Even after you are found out, you still work against them, but now in a more direct way. Overall, the game can be picked up by new players very quickly (two or three turns). The rulebook is quite long for a board game, but it is a pretty easy read. The game company's website also has a forum that has many helpful users willing to help out with any questions. No game will ever play out the same. From beginning to end, the game is always suspenseful but in different ways. In the beginning, everyone is wondering who the Cylon is. Nearing the end of the game, the suspense gets greater as the humans will be hanging on by a thread as they attempt to win the game. The one drawback to the game is the length. Games will always range from 2.5 to 4 hours depending on how experienced the players are.
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