Firefly: The Game


In Firefly: The Game – based on the popular Firefly television series created by Joss Whedon – players captain their own Firefly-class transport ship, travelling the ‘Verse with a handpicked crew of fighters, mechanics and other travellers. As a captain desperate for work, players are compelled to take on any job — so long as it pays. Double-dealing employers, heavy-handed Alliance patrols, and marauding Reavers are all in a day’s work for a ship’s captain at the edge of the ‘Verse.

Players begin with a ship, and travel from planet to planet, hiring crew, purchasing ship upgrades, and picking up cargo to deliver (jobs) all in the form of cards. Some crew and cargo are illegal, and can be confiscated if your ship is boarded by an alliance vessel. Travelling from planet to planet requires turning over “full burn” cards, one for each space moved. Most do nothing, but you can also encounter an Alliance ship, have a breakdown, or even run into Reavers. Completing jobs gets you cash. First player to complete the story goals wins.

Firefly: The Game is a high-end thematic tabletop board game from Gale Force Nine (GF9) and the first in a series of tabletop hobby board games and miniatures games from GF9 set in the Firefly Universe.

Designer: Aaron Dill, John Kovaleski, Sean Sweigart
Publisher: Gale Force Nine
Player numbers: 1–4
Recommended Age: 13+
Game Time: 120–240 Min

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Awards & Honours:

2013 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee

1 review for Firefly: The Game

  1. Telina

    What an epic game. This one is quite the table hog, even before any expansions. The huge number of cards and varied scenarios gives each game a different feel. There’s plenty of room to go about your business without getting in each other’s way, or you can play quite cut-throatedly, all up to your play style. Highly recommend, especially if you are a fan of the show.

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