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The last couple of weeks on game night we've been playing Battlestar Galactica - The Board Game. From the website: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game provides a unique gaming experience. Unlike most games where players win individually, Battlestar Galactica is a cooperative game, with the added complication that one or more of the players is a secret Cylon traitor – your entire side will win or lose, and you might not even be certain who is on your side until the game ends!

Each player is secretly assigned his or her loyalty at the start of the game. Players will either be loyal to the humans, or to the Cylons. Humans and Cylons have specific and conflicting winning objectives. The human players win by reaching Kobol, but the Galactica will be be threatened by a host of challenges along the way. Only through the cooperation of the humans will the ship (and fleet) survive. The Cylon player(s) wins by either destroying the Galactica with attacks from the Cylon fleet, or, through sabotage, by reducing one of the necessary resources (Food, Fuel, Population, or Morale) to zero.

Either all of the humans win together, or all of the Cylons win together…but both sides must figure out who they can trust in order to achieve victory.

Players' identities are secret and no one will know for certain at the beginning of the game who they can trust. Keep your eyes open and watch how the other players play. Can you trust them to watch out for Humanity’s interests? Or are they Cylons bent on destroying Humanity?


It's fun to play, but kinda hard to win if you're Humanity. Both times we played the Cylons won. Which... was okay with me, since the first time I was a sympathizer and the second time I was a Cylon. :D The funny thing about the game was put under a cut because it contains spoilers for most of the series. ) One of the best things about the game? You're encouraged to accuse people of being a Cylon. XD

Playing the game triggered my desire to watch some of the series, so first I watched "33" and then I watched the miniseries. It's interesting watching them after you've seen the entire series. Then your mind is going, "they're a Cylon!" Reactions of the miniseries, with spoilers for the entire series. )

Yeah... I really want to rewatch the whole series now. I wonder if my library has seasons 2-4.0...

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