Homeworlds

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Homeworlds
John Cooper with the Zendo Four
A strategy game of starships, transformation, and negotiation
:Players Players: 2
:Time Length: unknown
:Complexity Complexity: Medium
Pyramid trios:
Monochr. stashes: 4
Five-color sets:
- - - - - - Other equipment - - - - - -
Homeworld markers (optional) and good/evil markers (optional)
Setup time: 2 minutes
Playing time:
Strategy depth: High
Random chance: None
Game mechanics:
Theme: Space
BGG Link: Homeworlds
Status: complete? (v1.0), Year released: 2987


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.

Related Pages

Homeworlds strategy

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.

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