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Mücke Spiele: Area 51

by Sezgin Güven

Edition Bohrtürme
We store aliens…

Area 51

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Welcome to 1950s USA — the era of huge cars, rock ‘n’ roll, and alien activity! To prevent a mass panic, the President has ordered his generals to store all evidence of the existence of aliens.

In Area 51, a secret military base in the Nevada desert, players store all the futuristic weapons, unbelievable tools, and alien corpses in high-end storage facilities. However, this base is capable of hiding only certain artifacts and must be improved all the time. The generals try to outperform each other in building and upgrading the facilities and the infrastructure in addition to finding the optimal logistics for storing the artifacts to please the President.

In Area 51: Top Secret, players encounter several categories of artifacts — ships, weapons, tools, etc. — which are numbered 1-4 to show how dangerous they are (and therefore what security level is needed to store them).

Players must build storage facilities to store these artifacts. Artifact cards need to be collected, but the decisive element in the game is that once a player chooses to pick up a pile of artifact cards to place them into storage facilities, they need to store ALL cards possible, including those that will score points for the other players. The main strategy of the game is thus to use the existing storage facilities and transportation vehicles to optimize one’s own scoring.

Area 51 ist ein kartengesteuertes Strategiespiel, bei dem es darum geht, außerirdische Artefakte sicher einzulagern. Die Spieler stecken in dem fortwährendem Dilemma knappen Bauplatz für die sog. Habitate zu besetzen, gleichzeitig diese Habitate aber auch auszubauen, um letztlich auch passende Lagerflächen zu haben.

Area51 besticht durch eine ungewöhnliche Wertungsmechanik. In dem kartengesteuerten Strategiespiel, bei dem es darum geht, außerirdische Artefakte sicher einzulagern, stecken die Spieler im fortwährendem Dilemma von knappen Lagerflächen und der Tatsache, dass eigene Aktionen zwangsläufig auch den Mitspielern Punkte zuteilt.

Auch die graphische Ausgestaltung ist ein „Hingucker“. Die Schachtel ist als Aktenordner gestaltet, das Spielbrett ein Dreieck mit abgerundeten Ecken, welches aus mehreren Teilen zusammengesteckt wird. Das Thema ist der geheimen Militärbasis in Nevada gewidmet.

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DesignerStefan Alexander
ArtistChristian Opperer
PublisherMücke Spiele
Year Published2016
# of Players2 - 6
Playing Time0
Mfg Suggested Ages10 and up
CategoryScience Fiction, Spies/Secret Agents
MechanicAction Queue, Area Majority / Influence, Deck, Bag, and Pool Building, Pick-up and Deliver
FamilyCrowdfunding: Kickstarter, Series: Edition Bohrtürme
Primary NameArea 51: Top Secret

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