Binary Homeworlds

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Binary Homeworlds
Andrew Looney
A 2-player variant of the standard Homeworlds game
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Icehouse stashes: 4
Treehouse sets: 3 matching Treehouse sets
Other equipment: None
Setup time: 1 minute
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Rules complexity: Medium
Strategy depth: Medium
Random chance: None
Primary Mechanic: none
Additional Mechanic: none
Theme: Space
BGG Link: 14634


Binary Homeworlds, designed by Andrew Looney, is a two-player variant of the game Homeworlds, designed by John Cooper.

Binary Homeworlds differs from the original multi-player Homeworlds in that it discards the Werewolf aspect; the game is simply a fight to the death between two players. The global stash contains three sets of pieces in each color.

Galactic topology

The topology of a Binary Homeworlds game is simpler than the topology of a multi-player game, because there are at most two binary stars. If the two players choose homeworlds of different sizes, then the galaxy can be laid out in rows between the two players so that movement "toward" and "away from" a homeworld maps directly onto movement across the table.

The most common topology
The most common topology
A less common topology puts the homeworlds nearer each other
A less common topology puts the homeworlds nearer each other

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Facts about Binary Homeworlds
Additional Mechanic None  +
BGG Link Http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/14634 14634  +
Description A 2-player variant of the standard Homeworlds game
Designer Andrew Looney  +
Max. Players warning.png“” is no number.
Max. Playing Time warning.png“” is no number.
Min. Players warning.png“” is no number.
Min. Playing Time warning.png“” is no number.
Name Binary Homeworlds  +
Other Equipment None  +
Primary Mechanic None  +
Primary Theme Space  +
Random Chance None  +
Rules Complexity Medium  +
Sets 3 matching Treehouse sets  +
Setup Time 1 minute  +
Stashes 4  +
Strategy Depth Medium  +
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