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Infinite Space Battle Poker

Infinite Space Battle Poker is a hybrid cardgame that twists the mechanics and flexibility of poker into a head-on battle between mighty starships!  (Battle Poker features character, item and starship art from Digital Eel's Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars computer game.)  Note that this isn't merely a themed ordinary deck.  It's a completely diferent set of cards.  Here's how it works.

Infinite Space Battle Poker

First, any poker rules variant (draw, stud, etc.) may be used with the Infinite Space Battle Poker deck as long as the winner is determined by a standard five card showdown (each player shows and compares a five card hand).  (Tip:  We like using the Anaconda poker rules.)

Second, rather than using standard poker hands (three of a kind, flush, etc.), the value of each player's cards is calculated as the strength of their fleet.  This result is affected by fleet composition, leaders, mercenaries and special cards.

Infinite Space Battle Poker

Card combat is E-Z to learn, and play results in a surprising variety of combinations.

Five galactic races from the Infinite Space universe are represented as "suits" of a leader and several spaceships each.  Normally, ships of a single suit can be added together to determine the value of your hand.  Holding a leader of that suit adds +2 to the value of each matching ship.  Multiple leaders can be used to form a "diplomatic hand" while ignoring any ships.

Leaders of the pack

Where things get really entertaining is when the various non-suit cards come into play.  Mercenaries will simply work for whoever holds them.  The Mantle of Babulon allows an alliance between races, while the Chromium Gong can be used to destroy (discard) an opponent ship of your choice.  Finally, the Yellow Kawangi is a unique, powerful starship card that can take on an average fleet all by itself!

Cheap and portable, requiring no batteries or internet, you'll want to carry Infinite Space Battle Poker with you wherever you go.  And remember-- it's the insterstellar card game that broke the Bank of Zelulig, the Pleasure Planet.  If it worked for Prince Arcturus, it can work for you!

 
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File Last Updated:
September 02, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on October 31, 2016.
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