Manga Publisher Seven Seas took to Kickstarter to fund their concept for a deck-building card game based on the popular Space Dandy anime series. They reached their funding goal after only a single day, and now they have also shattered their stretch goal, meaning higher-quality game pieces and cards for players everywhere.
The Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game brings the bizarre space-faring antics of the hit anime series to the game table. It's similar to other Deck-Builders like Dominion and Ascension—with an extra helping of phantom space ramen goodness. Each player begins the game with the same rather low-powered starting cards, but through careful play, you can acquire more to expand your options. Which cards you choose to take directly influence the kind of game you play!
Here’s how it works:
Cards can grant new abilities, make it easier to acquire new cards, allow you to take extra turns, or even destroy cards from the game altogether! But the most important cards are the aliens. Not only can they improve your hand just like any other card, they can be played Planetside and directly attack the other Player. Why fiddle around endlessly with your deck when you can stick it to them and mess up their carefully laid plans? That's the Dandy way to play!
Even more importantly, aliens are how you win. When you register aliens, they are removed from play, but you get to score precious, precious Woolong that you need to win the game. But be careful! It can be difficult to decide if an alien is more useful in your hand, on the Planet, or in the Alien Registration Center's bank.
You can also fill out your space crew with other humans (and the occasional robot) that can’t be registered as aliens (obviously). But never fear! They make up for the lack of Woolong delivery with unique abilities of their own.
As an established manga publisher in business for over ten years, Seven Seas has curated and published a wide variety of manga series, dozens of which have hit the New York Times best seller list. Their goal in forming the all-new Seven Seas Games is to merge their expertise and passion for anime and manga with the making of tabletop games. The game designer is Clay Gardner, anime fan extraordinaire, who has been designing board games and card games for over a decade. In addition to being the creator of the successful OVA: The Anime Role-Playing Game, he has contributed his skills to over twenty board and card games, such as The Manhattan Project, Hegemonic, and Those Pesky Humans. In making Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game, the two have worked under the careful supervision of FUNImation and Bandai Entertainment to ensure that the game is totally accurate and in accordance with Space Dandy canon.
Check out the Kickstarter page to see perks and find out more about the project!