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Firefly the Game
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- Firefly game
- Based on the cult TV show
- Fun strategy game for fans of the programme
- Colour: Multi-coloured
- Size: Various
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The UK version has a bigger box with room for expansion cards and the 5th player ship originally a promo (The artful dodger).
The materials are created with care and attention, and are based not just on the TV show, but also some of the visual "extended 'verse" of fan created and licensed product.
The dice (two, even though only one is required) have a little Firefly image for a six. There are four actual firefly models as player counters, and a Reaver Trans-U and a lovely Alliance Cruiser (this last is a bit wobbly on its stand).
If you are Browncoat, this is must buy.
There seem to be some problems with distribution and not many stores in the UK can get hold of it. So it's great that Amazon has copies for sale.
Watch out though, the description mentions some pre-order exclusive Big Damn Hero cards. These DO NOT come with the product. It's the basic game only (after all, this isn't a pre-order any more).
The principle is simple; pick a Firefly-Class Ship, choose a Captain and start working jobs. Starting with simple shipping and delivery jobs from the mundane contacts, you can upgrade your ship, amass money and acrue a crew complete with your choice of equipment. Before long, you'll have an ecclectic group with which to tackle the more rewarding and less legal types of missions for unsavoury characters like Badger and Niska. You can even fly out into Outer Rim territory and brave the risk of running into reavers in your quest for profit. The bigger paycheques may even require a bit o' misbehavin', so make sure you have a crew just as capable of shooting off a hip-shot as they are shooting off a one-liner if you want to get through it.
The game rewards repeat play; as you get a better grip on the mechanics of the game, and get to know how it progresses, you and your fellow gamers can start to really apply a personal sense of strategy that may be missing from the rather haphazard early games. Are you a law-abiding freighter Captain who picks the low-hanging fruit, or do you want to fly into the black and take the risk of being one the 'Bad Guys'?
The first expansion 'Breakin' Atmo' comes highly recommended as a way to add more diversity to the game, and that'll likely be true of the numerous expansions GF9 have made clear are planned.
All in all, this game feels very true to the spirit. As a sort of free-wheeling 'Monopoly in space...with six-shooters', it's a challenging and fun game that gets better the more you play!
It took us two hours to set up and learn the rules, but it was definitely worth it. The first 'beginner game' took us 2h30 to complete that was filled with treachery and careful sidestepping around the alliance and reavers. Then the second play of the game, using a different game goal card was even more eventful with everyone taking on riskier jobs for a larger payout - in the end it came down to one dice roll that decided who won the game when two players were neck and neck to finish the final goal. Will definitely be playing this game many more times!
Unfortunately the licence is based on solitary ships going about their own business across the 'verse. The game replicates this, but that means that it is basically multi-player solitaire. There is very little player interaction, with a lot of downtime between turns. And often your turn consists of flying a couple of spaces across the board towards your next objective. If nothing happens, that's it - another several minutes of waiting for your turn to come around so you can move another couple of spaces - yawn. The ability to mess with other players is pretty limited - moving the Alliance or Reaver ships can block slightly where they are going, but it's kind of random and not really a strategy.
And when you reach a planet, the decisions are not that fun. Pick up some cards, turn in some cards, have a fight, it's just not that exciting.
The game can be played with several different objectives - ours was simply to be the first to reach a particular amount of money ('"Respectable" Persons of Business'). That simply meant us all doing our own thing, trying to complete deliveries, or committing crimes as fast as possible. I've looked at the other Objective cards on Gale Force 9's website, and frankly they don't look a lot more interesting.
It's a shame because I was really looking forward to this game and really wanted to like it, but it just went on too long with too much time sitting around doing nothing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome, have wanted this game for a while. Excellent quality and extremely enjoyable game. It is nice to have game that has been designed to incorprate the whole Firefly... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very fun game! Played it with some friends who haven't seen Firefly and they loved it! Arrived in perfect condition.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Brilliant boardgame. I bought it for my boyfriend for his birthday and he absolutely loved it. Fast delivery, great price.Published on 14 Oct. 2014 by Antigoni
Great fun we played it all Christmas but had to leave it up on the dining table, because it is quite big.Published on 13 Oct. 2014 by Lit
Caveat emptor - this ain't a game for the faint o' heart. The rules sure will daunt folk, but stick with it, the payoff's more'n worth the outlay. Read morePublished on 22 May 2014 by MR
I just love it! My 8 years old son loves the game too. Even my wife said it is a great game (and she is not a fan of board games). Read morePublished on 19 May 2014 by Michal