Despite not being my favorite board game in the world, I have a lot of respect for Temple Gates’ Race for the Galaxy port. They took a game lacking text and abundant with iconography and made it accessible for the average mobile gamer. And now, Race’s third expansion, Brink of War, will be released tomorrow.
Brink of War expands on the base game by adding 4 new starting worlds, 5 goals, 36 new planets and developments, and the Galactic Prestige mechanic. Each round, the player with the most Prestige receives a victory point and possibly a card draw. Prestige is also worth a single point each at the end of the game, but it can also be spent as currency to take special actions such as searching the deck for a card meeting a specific stated requirement, or to enhance the bonus the user earns in a round.
There will be additional quality of life improvements included in tomorrow’s update. Brink of War will be available as an IAP on iOS and Android for $3.99 tomorrow.