A game of mining, space stations and deadly combat.
Throughout the galaxy, mankind drifts alone, surviving within self-contained space stations known as Islands. They dedicate their lives to trying to build the most magnificent Island in order to impress the mysterious and alluring ‘Angels’ who are believed to offer eternal life, rebirth and all one could desire.
Life on the islands is hard, mining asteroids for ore to refine in hot furnaces to increase the power and prestige of their Islands. The presence of weapons is known to anger the Angels, but some Islands develop them regardless, seeking to increase mining production, for defence, or for attacking their rivals.
When the Angels arrive, their whims are capricious. Sometimes they merely observe, sometimes they attack. Only the most magnificent Island in the eyes of the Angels will be chosen to be visited by them.
A game for one to three players who must navigate through space, looking for asteroids to mine in order to obtain the ore needed to build and improve their Island. They must avoid deadly asteroid collisions and the aggression of their rivals as they await the coming of the Angels, bringing with them the promise of eternal peace and the threat of destruction. The winner has the greatest island (decided by points) at the end of the game.
1 x Rulebook, 1 x Space Board, 6 x Angel Tokens, 3 x Reference Sheets, 3 x Island Boards, 3 x Island Counters, 9 x Yellow Ore Tokens, 27 x Island Expansion Tiles, 3 x D6 (six-sided dice), 1 x D10 (ten-sided dice), 9 x Green Ore Tokens, 3 x Console Tokens, 12 x Purple Ore Tokens, 16 x Asteroid Tokens.
If you have any rules queries on Joel of the Island Men, please e-mail us for a quick response. In addition any questions and answers will be added to an FAQ.
Released: 12/06/10 at Durham Wargames Show, Durham.
Joel of the Island Men expansion (Coming Soon...)
The expansion will include 3 new islands to increase the maximum number of players to six, add six new angels, board expansion, asteroids, three new ores, trading rules, rogue islands, dead islands and six new tile expansions for your islands.
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