When GMT releases a game we’re accustomed to it being thematically centered around warfare and mechanically meaty enough to require a moderate effort to learn. Thunder Alley’s actual rules comprise less than 9 pages, including multiple examples and pictures.
Thunder Alley is a stock car racing game for 2-7 players with the feel and flexibility of a card-driven simulation. Drafting, teamwork, accidents, yellow flags, pit strategy, working to lead laps, and sprints to the finish are all included and bring the feel of racing to the game.
In Space Junk, players take on the role of a contestant on a futuristic reality tv show in outer space. The world has used space as a garbage dump for too long and now it’s time to clean it up and entertain the masses!
In Space Junk, players take on the role of a contestant on a futuristic reality tv show in outer space. The world has used space as a garbage dump for too long and now it’s time to clean it up and entertain the masses! Orbit the earth seeking out and picking up space junk, both to build a ship with and to recycle! The game is simple, easy to learn and will reduce you to tears (of laughter) as you build the most ridiculous ship imaginable.
Try as you might, it’s impossible to maintain the lead throughout the race – and truth be told, while being first at the end of the race helps, placing first at your scoring locations is even more important. Every turn someone could trigger a scoring point. Where will you be as you and your opponents control which checkpoints will score and which get bypassed?