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 players win either by destroying the Galactica with attacks from the Cylon fleet, or, through sabotage that reduces 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 knows 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 the last fragment of mankind?
If your gaming group enjoys highly-thematic political intrigue, and can handle some good-natured infighting and backstabbing, you'll enjoy Battlestar Galactica.