Core WorldsDirect from Essen Game Fair 2011 in Germany, Core Worlds is a brand new science-fiction game from Stronghold Games, who brought you the reprint of Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

The ancient Galactic Realm, ruled from the Core Worlds of the galaxy, is waning. Now, the barbaric kingdoms that lie beyond the galactic frontier are amassing their strength, choosing this pivotal moment to strike at the heart of the fading republic, establishing new empires built upon the ashes of decaying civilizations. But these outer systems are not yet strong enough to engage the forces of the Core Worlds directly. The young kingdoms must first gnaw at the edges of the crumbling frontier, developing new types of units and shrewder tactics. They must build up their energy resources to launch magnificent fleets and overwhelming ground forces. Then, when the time is right, they must strike at the galactic core itself, claiming the most exalted planets for themselves. The barbarian kingdom that achieves these goals will carve out the greatest empire in the galaxy… and rule the Core Worlds!

Each player controls a barbarian Star Empire represented by many cards. Throughout the game, players will invade worlds and draft new units and tactics into their Empires. The player whose Empire contains the most Empire Points at the end of the game is the winner!

Grab one of these extra special direct-from-Essen copies now of this brand new deck-building card game for 2-5 players.