|John Cooper with the Zendo Four|
|A strategy game of starships, transformation, and negotiation|
|Max. Players:||warning.png“” is no number.|
|Treehouse sets:||warning.png“” is no number.|
|Other equipment:||Homeworld markers (optional) and good/evil markers (optional)|
|Setup time:||2 minutes|
|Min. Playing time:||warning.png“” is no number.|
|Max. Playing time:||warning.png“” is no number.|
Homeworlds is an Icehouse game about the epic struggle between good and evil in space. It is an abstract wargame, in which players build ships, trade ships, explore the galaxy, and attack each other. Resource management and positioning in a topologically, rather than geometrically, connected environment are crucial elements of the strategy. The standard multiplayer game involves bluffing and deduction, in the style of Are You A Werewolf?. A Homeworlds game between just two players is known as Binary Homeworlds.
Homeworlds is a redeveloped version of IceTraders. Most people consider Homeworlds to be a vast improvement, and prefer this version over its earlier incarnations.
Sinister Homeworlds, an alternate multiplayer format
MuWorlds, a way to play Homeworlds with a highly portable Mu deck
StarRunners was designed to reduce the learning curve of Homeworlds. It's a single-stash roll-and-move race game that uses the Homeworlds star-to-star connection system, a mechanic that often confuses new players.
- The full rules are available online.
- Homeworlds can be played online at Super Duper Games.
- Andy's article on Homeworlds.
- Rules availables in French in pdf format at www.jeux-icehouse.com
|Featured in Playing with Pyramids|
|Gnostica · Martian Chess · RAMbots · Pikemen|
|Volcano · Zagami · Zendo · Martian Backgammon|
|IceTowers · Icehouse · Thin Ice · Homeworlds|
|Featured in ICE-7|
|Zendo · IceTowers · Volcano · Homeworlds|
|Martian Chess · Icehouse · Tic Tac Doh!|
|Additional Mechanic||None +|
|BGG Link||Http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/14634 Homeworlds +|
|Description||A strategy game of starships, transformation, and negotiation|
|Designer||John Cooper with the Zendo Four +|
|Max. Players||warning.png“” is no number.|
|Max. Playing Time||warning.png“” is no number.|
|Min. Players||2 +|
|Min. Playing Time||warning.png“” is no number.|
|Other Equipment||Homeworld markers (optional) and good/evil markers (optional) +|
|Primary Mechanic||None +|
|Primary Theme||Space +|
|Random Chance||None +|
|Rules Complexity||Medium +|
|Sets||warning.png“” is no number.|
|Setup Time||2 minutes +|
|Strategy Depth||High +|