Stars of
Akarios

Stars of Akarios is a narrative-driven, cooperative campaign game for 1-4 players set in the Akarios Galaxy. Throughout Stars of Akarios, you will fight in epic space battles, upgrade your ship, and explore the fringes of space.

Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios
Stars of Akarios

Stars of Akarios

Regular price$170.00
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Contents:

  • 19 Miniatures
  • 1 Dual-Sided Game Board
  • 42 Enemy Punchouts
  • 4 Dual-Layered Player Boards
  • 18 Pilot & Ship Tiles (includes the Charris ship)
  • 8 Dual-Layered Enemy Boards
  • 900+ Cards
  • 20+ Terrain Punchouts
  • 30+ Stands & Tokens
  • 40 Page Rulebook
  • 200 Page Scenario Book
  • 9 Progression Pads
  • 1 Sparrow Board
  • 17 Custom Dice
  • 90+ Tracker Cubes
  • 7 GameTrayz
  • Includes all stretch goals & early bird announced during KS

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What Others Are Saying

"Amazing game. Its like a streamlined space gloomhaven."

"As a whole, I like how Akarios does a really good job in integrating and weaving together Space Exploration, World Exploration and Space Combat via a branching narrative. It works. All three elements are fun on their own, and in combination with each other."

“After two years of waiting, it has finally arrived. All eighteen pounds of gaming goodness! Any game with a two hundred page scenario book(!) is worth investigating.”

“Just completed my first session, and this game is a blast. Combat is super fluid and tactical, but not overly complex, so definitely caters to a wide audience. We all had a great time playing and can't wait to dive in for more!

“What a great game - X-Wing TMG meets D&D - with a heavy dose of the old Wing Commander PC game franchise - really good (just finished the first world exploration scenario so I think I got a tasting plate of all the game modes)”

“This game is clearly inspired by Gloomhaven but the combat experience does feel quite different. A big part of Gloomhaven is strategizing how to play your cards based on your initial hand. Stars of Akarios is a lot less front-loaded, less puzzly and more tactical.… Combat feels like a space fight where action is fast, furious and quick. And this is a matter of personal taste but I prefer the combat experience of Akarios.”

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The Story

You and your fellow cadets are close to completing your Akarios Institute pilot training when an unknown enemy attacks your home planet of Medellia. You must fight back with the war hero Captain Soma and her ship, the Sparrow.

4 Pillars of Gameplay

Stars of Akarios is built upon 4 core pillars of gamplay: Space Combat, World Exploration, Space Exploration, and Player Progression. Each pillar works together to create a unified and epic, sci-fi board game experience.

Space Combat

You and your fellow cadets are close to completing your Akarios Institute pilot training when an unknown enemy attacks your home planet of Medellia. You must fight back with the war hero Captain Soma and her ship, the Sparrow.

World Exploration

You will need to step out of your fighters to explore hostile worlds and ships. World Exploration is discovery-focused, putting your cunning to the test as you seek new home for your civilization. Use your pilots' skills to complete the challenges you encounter in the limited time available.

Space Exploration

The Sparrow travels across the Akarios System in search of what's next. Manage your ship’s resources as you explore new regions of space and embark on missions fighting to survive through the unknown. Even if you are out of resources you can continue exploring, but you risk starting your next encounter at a disadvantage.

Player Progression

Your pilot's skills will grow as you test your grit against the enemies in Stars of Akarios. Upgrade you characters' unique abilities and skill trees, allowing you to customize your play experience.

The Rulebook

The Stars of Akarios Rulebook is a highly detailed and visual-forward way to learn how to play Stars of Akarios. Index and quick reference included (as they should be).

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Your Choices Matter

The 200 page scenario book unfolds as a "choose-your-own-adventure." Each choice, success, and failure will shape your story. It will take multiple play-throughs to see all of the Akarios galaxy.

The Pilots

8 different pilots each come with their own unique progression pad and set of skills. The campaign starts with 4 available pilots and the others are unlocked through the choices you make.

The Ships

10 pilot ships each come with their own set of abilities and class. The ship class will determine what type of upgrades the ship can equip. 

Play How You Want

Equip a combination of upgrade and ability cards from over 55 weapon cards, 55 engine cards, 55 tech cards, many co-pilots, ship abilities, and pilot abilities. Slot in each upgrade in your dual-layered playerboard where everything has a home.