Game Details

Name Pulsar 2849 (2017)
Complexity 3.3455
BGG Rank 223
Player Count 2 - 4
Mechanism(s) Dice Rolling, Drafting, Point to Point Movement, Variable Player Powers, Worker Placement with Dice Workers

It is the year 2849, and humanity has harnessed the power of the pulsars. Now we must find a way to distribute this power throughout the stars.

In this Euro-style game, players explore space, claim pulsars, and discover technologies that will help them build energy-distribution infrastructure on a cosmic scale. Dice are used to purchase actions, and players choose their dice from a communal pool. There are many paths to victory so you can blaze your own trail to a bright future.

Draft dice to explore the universe in Pulsar 2849. Game is only 8 rounds long.

Each round, roll dice based on the number of players, sort them based on their values, then draft dice to take actions.

Possible actions

â–¡ Fly your survey ship

â–¡ take a Gyrodyne

â–¡ Develop a Pulsar

â–¡ Build one or more energy transmitter vectors

â–¡ Patent a technology

â–¡ Buy a dice modifier

â–¡ Complete a special project in your HQ and unlock Gate Run

Players score points each round based on what they've discovered and explored, and everyone has common goals that they want to achieve.

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Lists with this game

Organization Year Ranker Rank List
The Dice Tower 2019 Tom Vassell 2 Top 10 Themless Game
The Dice Tower 2018 Tom Vassell 22 Top 100 Games All Time (2018)
The Dice Tower 2017 Tom Vassell 4 Best of (2017)
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Joel 81 2019 Boardgame Mechanics Top 100
The Dice Tower 2021 Tom Vassell 40 2021 Top 100