Galaxy Defenders - Co-op Sci-Fi Miniature Board Game

A project in Camaiore, Italy by Ares Games

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Take control of a team of 1 to 5 GD Agents, each with unique powers, items and weapons, and fight against the incoming Alien menace.
Backers: 1080
Average Pledge Per Backer: $167

Funded: $180,252 of $40,000
Dates: Apr 16th -> May 21st (36 days)
Project By: Ares Games
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Latest News

Incoming Transmission... Last Stand in the Ruins

May 21st - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Another goal achieved in the final rush - now all the map tiles feature a different environment. 12 different maps on 6 double-sided tiles, for endless permutations! And now, let's grab the next goals: - the amazingly horrific... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission - For the last stand

May 21st - via:
Galaxy Defenders! For those brave souls who are here with us waiting for the end of the Kickstarter, we offer THE ULTIMATE BUNDLE - one each of all the options (excluding sub-sets) in plastic, a total worth of $ 251, at $ 225. AND YOUR 10% OPTION... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... Geek Department Online, May I Help you?

May 21st - via:
Galaxy Defenders! I am sure you were waiting for hordes of Xeno-Morphs to unlock, but to keep us engaged in the wait, we've finally unlocked the Geek Department goal! It will come in handy to have it available when those hordes of 'Morphs will swarm... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... Agent S is here!

May 21st - via:
Galaxy Defenders! He's here! Our amazingly bald and sharp single-letter Agent is here, and Agent N is not alone to face off the Alien invaders. Now, if only these guys would learn how to protect themselves from Mind Control, we would not need to... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... Ready for the final rush?

May 21st - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Time is running short and the Invasion is scaling up. Time to let you know what the final stretch goals are. Thanks for your support, and let's get there!  (Read More)

Incoming Transmission.... WYSIWYG, and Xenobots WIP

May 21st - via:
Galaxy Defenders! A couple of nice things to look at, while we wait hitting our next stretch goal, unlocking AGENT S! First, do you wonder how your core set figures + KS exclusive look like in fully painted version? Take a look! And we just got in... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... Final day craziness begins!

May 20th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Our final days, let's start with some miscellaneous news and important information. *** BGG MICRO-CONTEST **Apparently, our micro-contest must have violated some rule of BGG, as it vanished at some point last night. Our apologies to... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... Mission Editor WIP

May 20th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! You know already that one of the great feature of our game is that it is highly customizable. There are a lot of different game elements that can be combined to create missions - Maps, special hexes, overlays, composition of the... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... New Options, and a Discount to Help!

May 20th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! In the last few days, we've been wondering how to offer "bundles" of options. But we did not find a good way to handle them. Different people have different priorities. Some want one of each for completeness. Some wants loads of... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... New Stretch Goals

May 20th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! We just unlocked our 150K goal, and the Sentry Gun figure is now in the game - and the same miniature is also added free of charge, in metal, to our Armored Agent pledge, and painted to our Galaxy Defender pledge. So, it's time to... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... Boardgamegeek Mini-contest

May 20th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! You've got another way to get a free G-Droid or Chromium... One of our backers proposed a "guessing game" on the ending of our Galaxy Defenders Kickstarter campaign - and we liked... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... Catch the Rabbit, and deploy the Sentry Gun!

May 20th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! In the dark of the night here at the EU central of the Agency, a new stretch goal was unlocked. With 975 backers, a new KS-only device, the White Rabbit, has been unlocked, and with the new Alien Spaceship tiles, we've now enough... (Read More)

Incoming Transmissions... Agent N in play, Apps, Goals, and more!

May 19th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! The campaign is heading towards a great conclusion, thanks to your help and support. Today, we've reached and surpassed out 140K stretch goal. Agent N is now added FREE OF CHARGE to the rewards of our backers Rookie and up. This... (Read More)

Important Update for EU backers - Shipping from inside the EU confirmed

May 17th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! We are happy to announce that we've found a good fulfillment solution for shipping from inside the European Union. This will have a positive effect for any backer living in a EU country, or asking for shipment to a EU address. 1) If... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... Agent S Going to Be Recruited at 160K

May 17th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! We just added a couple of new things to the project home. Agent S is an Alien Weapon Specialist - He's not as good a sharpshooter as Iridium is, but his sniper skills extend to Alien weapons, and he really has a knack for them! We... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... Work in Progress, Rabbits, and Wings

May 17th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! For a change, we want not to talk only about goals, free stuff, and options, but to show you some of the great work-in-progress that our favorite Gremlins and their team are doing while the projects unfold. Here are a couple of... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... Xenobots Attack!

May 17th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! As the end of the campaign gets closer, we achieved two new stretch goals! At 925 backers, we unlocked the apocalyptic Judgement Day mission. And now, your agents can be nice to the Aliens (!!!), knocking them out with the Phaser... (Read More)

Pledge Calculator and Pledge Summary

May 16th - via:
Galaxy Defenders, We completed our work on a spreadsheet-based pledge summary (PDF) and pledge calculator (XLS format). Pledge Summary (PDF) Pledge Calculator (XLS) We tried to make these documents as accurate and possible. Hopefully the information... (Read More)

All You Need to Know About the Options

May 16th - via:
The title says it all! Options marked with a § indicate a component which is not included in the Elite Agent rewards. Exclusive Kickstarter Figures – Agents§ Agent G-Droid (KS-Exclusive, $ 10.00)This option includes one KS Exclusive figures –... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... A new bonus goal, and a preview to help get there!

May 16th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! We are getting in the final days of the campaign, and all help is necessary to get the project to a great conclusion, including getting the help of a friend from the most-discussed section of the Agency, the GEEK DEPARTMENT! If at... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... New Options! Alternate Chromium, GalaxyBall, and Swarms of Xenobots

May 15th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! A lot of new options have just been added to the project. The alternate Chromium is still available in the recruitment campaign, but now, you can simply add him to your rewards, by pledging $ 10 more. It's not just a figure - the... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... 900 backers and onward to the Alien Mind, a new preview, and more!

May 15th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Another goal achieved during the night - with 900 backers, we are now adding 10 map overlays to our game, in order to make your (and our) missions even more customizable and interesting. And... Have you noticed the change at the top... (Read More)

Humanity's Best Hope?: A Sneak Peek at Galaxy Defenders

May 15th - via:
With less than a week to go in the Kickstarter project for Galaxy Defenders, from Ares Games, I thought it would be a good time to take a sneak peek at the game. I received a demo edition of GD late last week and it’s important to keep in mind my evaluation is based on a preview edition and not anything that’s remotely the same quality of production which will be found in the finished product. Needless to say I believe we can expect the same top notch work as we’ve seen from Ares Games in the past when GD ships to backers and hits the market. (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... 120K... Drone Deployed... New Goals Coming!

May 14th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! $120K and a new goal is achieved! Now your Biotech will be able to deploy a real miniature instead than a mere counter when his favorite drone is deployed, as the G-D 209 miniature is added as a free bonus to all our backers. And as... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... New Video Review Online

May 14th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Our "beta" prototypes are around, and we got a second video review completed, by Richard Ham of Rahdo Runs Through. Richard dived really deep into the game and made not one, but three videos - tackling directly the most complex... (Read More)

Galaxy Defenders Preview

May 14th - via:
Ares Games was nice enough to send out a preview copy of their newest game, Galaxy Defenders. Ares has done many great games like Wings of Glory I and II, Sails of Glory, and War of the Ring, amongst others. At the moment they are working on a KickStarter campaign for Galaxy Defenders. This is the company’s second KickStarter and it’s less than a week till completion. The KickStarter has at least six models that will be exclusive to this campaign, along with special weapons, items, and abilities. There are plenty of options for getting more models, cards, map tiles, and even getting a set of metal models along side the plastic ones that come with the game. (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... 875 Backers Goal Achieved.... Two Goals Coming Soon!

May 13th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! A great day is ending here in Old Europe... We started achieving one backer-based goal, and we end with another one achieved, too! Both a blue and green Nexus are now being added, free of charge, to the rewards of our worthy Agents,... (Read More)

Incoming transmission... Metal Terror, Metal Droid, and New Goals!

May 13th - via:
Galaxy Defenders are you a serious metal fan? We just added two more options, for those of you who are actively pursuing a full metal set. And as we get closer and closer to our next Backer-based goal, here's the next one, for 900 backers. Something... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... Painted or Unpainted? Assembled or not?

May 13th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! From the questions we've got, we realized that some of you are not aware that all Galaxy Defenders figures (except the Arachnos, which is a two-part snap-on piece) do not require any assembly. And if you use the normal plastic... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... Dice Tower Previews Galaxy Defenders

May 13th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! As we told you, we scattered a handful of "beta" copies of our game around the World. One of those was sent to Tom Vasel, well known to many of you for his reviews and the Dice Tower podcast. We really wanted to have Tom's opinion... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... Beware the NEXUS!

May 11th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Worried about the blue Nexus included in the Core Set rampaging towards your Agents? How would you feel about a couple more around you, trying to blast you out of existence with their Ion Guns? If we reach 875 backers (and it could... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle!

May 11th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! (Ok, we won't embed it, but take a look at to party with us for a couple of minutes...) 825 backers, 110K. The Agency must send you, our best Agents, deep into the darkest South American... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... The Xeno-Hunter is here!

May 10th - via:
800! And growing... The Xeno-Hunter in Agent version is here. This dangerous alien may become an ally of the Agency with this version, uniquely available to our Kickstarter backers. Thanks for your support!  (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... A Reshuffle, and New Things to Come

May 9th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! We reviewed our current line-up of stretch goals, and decided that it was time to shake up things a little and show to you more of what it's ahead! We are very confident that the project, with your support, has the potential to... (Read More)

Geek Haven: Kickass Games on Kickstarter

May 9th - via:
the surface of it, Kickstarter (and any of its sister crowdfunding platforms) isn’t half so righteous or so revolutionary. However, the similarities are there, like submarine treasure, for those who seek them out. If you’ve spent any time among crowdfunders (or you are one yourself), and you have a working nose, it’ll detect more than a whiff of grassroots anti-establishmentarianism. (Read More)

The State of Games, Episode 44 – The One About Crossovers (podcast)

May 9th - via:
In this special Hulk of an episode of The State of Games, Dice is joined by his Super Friends Darrell Louder, TC Petty III, Dan Patriss and Tom Gurganus for a true Iron Man competition of conversation on comics, Kickstarter and cinematic heroism. The Fearless Five discuss the dangers of mismanaging hope in a Kickstarter campaign, why Man of Steel may either save or curse Superman for movie-goers this summer, how we may never see the true Wolverine of the comics on the big screen, and just exactly how Sentinels of the Multiverse, Marvel Legendary and the DC: Deckbuilding Game stack up against each other in a true round-table smackdown. All this, plus Galactic Strike Force, Pacific Rim, zombies, a talking raccoon, how Ant-Man totally rocks, the magnetic attraction of Chris Hemsley and so much more. Break out the spandex, dear listeners, and prepare to join the fray! (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... 775 Backers... Waiting for the Hunter!

May 7th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! A new stretch goal was achieved yesterday night - with 775 backers, we've been able to add two new missions (one to the core set, one a downloadable PDF), and we're now progressing to 800 backers and to the $ 110,000 stretch goal,... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... New Backer-based Stretch Goals

May 6th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! We're close to the 775 backers stretch goal, so here are the new ones! You wanted him as your ally... and he is coming! And to enhance the gameplay of the Xeno-Hunter, a new game board and new mission... Remember that our... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... Behold the BEAST!

May 6th - via:
Galaxy Defenders we know some of you are not on Facebook... We don't want to risk that you miss to take a look at the Xeno-Beast in full hand-painted glory. It was posted on our Facebook page yesterday, and here it is! Remember that you can get... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission - Two stretch goals achieved... Options unlocked...

May 4th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! A lot of action in these days, thanks to your efforts in recruiting new Agents to fight the Invasion... Two stretch goals have been achieved! We've got 750 backers in the project, AND $ 100K as well !!!. This means that all backers,... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission - New Options Available

May 2nd - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Let's Rock! For all our Metal fans, we decided to make two new options available - The Metal Hunt and The Metal Hive. These two options feature the metal version of our Xeno-Morph and Xeno-Hunter figures (complete with cards).The... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission - Recruiting Successful... Mission Continues

May 2nd - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Thanks to your efforts, we've accomplished our 725 backers stretch goal - two new exclusive items, the Curved Blades and the FMJ Bullets, are now added to the arsenal of our KS backers, and two more are coming! At 750 backers, we... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission - Two stretch goals achieved... Options unlocked...

May 1st - via:
Galaxy Defenders! A lot of action in the last couple of days, thanks to your efforts in recruiting new Agents to fight the Invasion... Two stretch goals have been achieved! We've got 700 backers in the project, AND $ 90K as well. This means that all... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission - Secret Mission... Recruit New Agents...

April 30th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! As we write, we've got almost 675 agents, unlocking the next backer-based stretch goal, the addition of the two Simulator maps as the reverse side of the Starship map tiles (and at 700 backers, all game maps will become... (Read More)

Incoming transmission... New and Revised Stretch Goals

April 30th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! We just updated the project home with completely revamped stretch goals from 90K to 140K. - At $90,000, we will offer free of charge, exclusively for our KS backers, the Alien G-Droid, and we will make available as an optional... (Read More)

New Worldwide Pledge Levels

April 30th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! We just opened a new pledge level, the WORLDWIDE ELITE AGENT, with free shipping anywhere in the world. Starting with Early Birds at $ 155 (normal pledge for this level will be $ 170), this pledge level offers the same rewards of... (Read More)

For Backers Only - Worldwide pledge level

April 29th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... New Stretch Goal Achieved!

April 29th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! One stretch goal have been achieved! Thank you for your support to the campaign! The Nano Barrier is now already secured for our KS backers, and with a few more backers the The G-DANGER SIMULATOR MAPS will be added too! The... (Read More)

Incoming transmission... Combat System Video Released

April 28th - via:
Galaxy Defenders Agents! Our first Combat System video is finally available! This video will give you a brief and quick view about the GD Combat System, "a nice surprise from our Gremlins can be found at the... (Read More)

Xeno-Beast spotted in a new Video!

April 25th - via:
Sightings of the beast have been reported, and orders to the "Wings of Glory" fighters to scramble has been given. The beast must be destroyed! Our Gremlins are working on the Combat System video, but in the meantime they have released a quick and... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission... New Stretch Goal Achieved and New Stretch Goal Revealed

April 25th - via:
Galaxy Defenders!One stretch goal have been achieved!Thank you for your support to the campaign!The Jack Russell is now already secured for our KS backers, and with a few more backers the Nano Barrier will be added, the first ability that permits to... (Read More)

Incoming transmission... New Optional Add-Ons Available...

April 23rd - via:
Galaxy Defenders! You asked for them, here they are! New options to enhance your play experience! More map tiles give you the possibility of creating your own missions with great flexibility. The option already includes our Starship #2 stretch goal... (Read More)

Incoming transmission... New Stretch Goals Achieved

April 23rd - via:
Galaxy Defenders! In the last 24 hours, two stretch goals have been achieved! Thank you for your support to the campaign! With a funding of $ 80,000 (200% of our funding goal), we unlocked the green Nexus - so two of these formidable biomechanical... (Read More)

Incoming transmission... New Gameplay Info Available

April 22nd - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Are you hungry to know more about the game after looking at our video for the umpteenth time? Here's some more info directly from the design team. First of all, some of you wondered about the difficulty of "reading" the game maps.... (Read More)

Incoming transmission... Recruitment Mission

April 21st - via:
Galaxy Defenders! The Agency is in need of new recruits to train against the impending Alien invasion. We need you, our most trusted Agents, to help us in this mission! If you achieve the recruitment mission, we will reward you with new equipment and... (Read More)

Incoming transmission... Gameplay Video Released

April 21st - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Our first gameplay video is finally available! This first video will get you through two game rounds, to give you a feeling about the gameflow, without getting slowed down by too many details. For a better understanding of the... (Read More)

70K Stretch Goal Achieved!

April 19th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! The heroic efforts of our Agents forced the Aliens to field against us a new enemy. A second blue Xeno-Grey is now joining the army of the Invaders! This new figure is free of charge exclusively for our Kickstarter backers. Now, get... (Read More)

Incoming transmission... Full Metal Agent!

April 18th - via:
Galaxy Defenders!We've decided to open a new limited pledge level, including Early Bird slots for it, and with a special boost to our International backers on top! The Armored Agent pledge level gives you all the rewards of the Elite Agent level... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals - When the going gets tough...

April 18th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! The Invasion is going to get tougher sooner than you expected... Based on your feedback, we decided to do an extra effort to rocket-propel the project. We gave a good whipping to the designers* to get more Alien cards designed NOW,... (Read More)

Alien Mind - Facebook "Like" Stretch Goal

April 17th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! To raise more agents to defend our planet from the Invasion, we've decided to add a new stretch goal to our campaign. As soon as we reach 1000 "Likes" of our project home on Facebook (click below the project video to "like" it), we... (Read More)

The Alien Spaceship has Landed

April 17th - via:
Galaxy Defenders, beware! An Alien Spaceship has just been reported as landed in the Nevada Desert. Thanks to the $60K stretch goal, achieved just 1 day after the start of the project, we will add to the core set of Galaxy Defenders a new treacherous... (Read More)

Incoming transmission... Avatars Available

April 17th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! It's time to show your loyalty to the Agency. Gone are the days of covert ops and mesmerizing people to forget what goes on. Proudly show your support to our project. Avatars!  (Read More)

Important information for International Backers

April 16th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! At this moment, we can not provide a direct relief on the problem of freight cost outside of the US for the lower pledge levels. For this reason, we are increasing the quantities available of the limited Squad and Team pledges, to... (Read More)

Incoming transmission... Project funded - Alien spaceship sighted

April 16th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Only 8 hours since the start of our campaign and the project is already fully funded! We do not have enough words for the amazing support you've offered, pledging on our project and spreading the word about it. Now, we're entering... (Read More)

Incoming transmission--- 75% funding after 6 hours

April 16th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! The Agency is proud of your support to this project. 245 Agents already rallied to help defend Earth against the Alien invasion! After less than 6 hours, the project is already funded at 75% - and for our friends who are just... (Read More)

Early Birds

April 16th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! The Agency is very pleased with you. A lot of Agents enrolled already, so much that we are left with no slots for Early Bird Elite Agents much sooner than we expected. For this reason, we've decided to add a new Early Bird Level,... (Read More)

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