Scorpius Freighter is set in a distant star system that is dominated by an oppressive authoritarian government. A few intrepid pilots resist those oppressors by smuggling goods and information on the side as they use their “sanctioned” freighters for their more-legal operations. During the game, players must recruit their crews and customize their ships, delivering legal and extra-legal goods to the three worlds of the Scorpius system, while avoiding the eye of the government. Completing illicit jobs earns the player “reputation points,” with the player who has the most points winning the game.
Click on the gallery below to see two sample cards from the game.
The company is releasing a trio of new games as well as a new Smash Up expansion this month (see “‘Trainmaker,’ ‘Greedy Kingdoms,’ ‘Magic Treehouse’”).