In this fast and goofy family game, 2 to 4 players begin by simultaneously rummaging through the common warehouse, frantically trying to grab the most useful component tiles for building their spaceship—all in real-time!
Once the ships are launched, players will encounter dangerous situations, while vying for financial opportunities—each hoping to gain the most valuable cargo and finish with as much of their ship still intact as possible.
Of course, that's easier said than done, since many hazards will comically send pieces of your ship, your cargo, and your crew hurling into the depths of space.
The goal is to have the most credits at the end of the game. Players earn credits by delivering goods, defeating pirates, having the best-looking ship, and reaching their destination before the others.
This version of Galaxy Trucker is a relaunch of the original 2007 release by Vlaada Chvátil that features new art, more ship tiles, tweaked card effects, and streamlined gameplay that consists of only a single flight through space. That said, should you want a longer, more challenging experience, you can play a three-flight campaign known as the "Transgalactic Trek".