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Galaxy Defenders - The Earth Strikes Back! boardgame

A project in Camaiore, Italy by Ares Games

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The exciting Season 2 of our cooperative science-fiction board and miniature game. Now it's time to fight Aliens on their home planet!
Backers: 1264
Average Pledge Per Backer: $205

Funded: $259,166 of $40,000
Dates: May 28th -> Jun 17th (21 days)
Project By: Ares Games
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Latest News

The Last Update of the Campaign

June 17th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! We've been bleeding at the end of the campaign. Some backers left. Most of you stayed, and we got some of the best words of support and appreciation we could hear. As a special "Thank you" to all the backers that stayed with us, we... (Read More)

New Pledge Level - The Lab (and other news)

June 17th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Ready for the final hours of the project? We've got a few "last minute" news for you: 1) We've decided to open a new "door" into the project - The GD Lab level. It's a small pledge, at $ 35.00, which gives to a backer only the... (Read More)

Galaxy Defenders adds last minute Kickstarter stretch goal

June 17th - via:
Cooperative games are some of my favorites, and several of them are starting to come out with a sci-fi theme. Recently at Origins I got a quick look at Galaxy Defenders and came away impressed. They have a Kickstarter posted for two expansions, and they recently added a last minute stretch goal. (Read More)

The Final Countdown Continues

June 16th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Only 36 hours to the end of the Kickstarter. During the last week, we had prepared a final set of stretch goals ranging up to $ 400,000. Now, even with an optimistic estimate like the one I just got from Kickspy, it does not look... (Read More)

Cool pics are a backer's best friend

June 15th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! I am still trying to defeat the horrible bugs hiding in the Kickstarter Project Editor - more dangerous than the brood of the Alien Queen. While I continue my fight, here's a short update with two cool compositions of figures from... (Read More)

The Experiment Breaks Free!

June 14th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Finally, two new stretch goals unlocked... This new split-personality Master Alien is now included with the rewards of our Moon and Galaxy backers, and as a $ 15 add-on for our Earth backers. This new add-on brings the total value... (Read More)

The Update of all Updates

June 14th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! With 32 updates in 16 days, I am sure many of you - especially if latecomers to the show - feel a little bit lost. We always add the essential information to the project home page - but it's also a little crowded at this point.... (Read More)

Ask Us Anything!

June 13th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! 6 hours from now (10 PM CEST, 4 PM EDT) we'll start an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit. This is in fact quite similar to what we do all the time on the Comments page... except that, being on an open forum, we can possibly reach... (Read More)

Pledge and Reward Values at a Glance

June 13th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Here at Ares we like to do a little bit of math from time to time. When we started to add up the value of the rewards included in the Kickstarter, we thought these numbers were nice enough to deserve to be shared with you. In the... (Read More)

“Galaxy Defenders: The Earth Strikes Back!” Kickstarter Enters Final Week!

June 13th - via:
“The Earth Strikes Back!” the new Galaxy Defenders campaign on Kickstarter just entered its final week. Ares Games and Gremlin Project unveiled today stretch goals up to $ 300,000. Five days before its end, the campaign counts 1228 backers, almost $ 255,000 pledged and over 25 stretch goals unlocked. (Read More)

The Galaxy Needs You!

June 12th - via:
Galaxy Defenders!We are very proud to present to you the new video we created to showcase the gameplay content of Operation Strikeback and Extinction Protocol. Enjoy!  (Read More)

New updated for Galaxy Defenders Kickstarter

June 12th - via:
Ares Games updated their Kickstarter showing off some new stretch goals for their Galaxy Defenders expansion campaign. (Read More)

The Final Countdown

June 11th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! The final week of our Kickstarter is ahead and - as promised - this update unveils our stretch goals up to $ 300,000. First of all, however, I want to thank you. Yes I know, I always end my updates with my thanks - and you well... (Read More)

Take the Power in Your Hands

June 11th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! After a long development and testing we are very proud to announce that the Mission Editor software is finally out of Alpha testing and ready to start an open Beta. The (Windows-based) Mission Editor 1.0 software can now be... (Read More)

Let's have breakfast!

June 11th - via:
(or perhaps the Breakfast will have us...) Galaxy Defenders! During the night, while the Gremlins were not-sleeping and Ares was taking a well-deserved nap, we broke through two more goals! With the epic funding of one-fourth of a million dollars -... (Read More)

Game Preview: Galaxy Defenders operation strikeback

June 10th - via:
In the first chapters of the story the Terrains Agents mission after mission chase the Aliens and now is the time for the counterstrike! Thanks to a preview copy offered by Ares I was able to try something of the new upcoming expansion of Galaxy Defenders. Of course I have the full core game but just something of the new expansions: no new miniatures, no new maps, no new agents. With the materials Ares provided me I rush for this really first impression. (Read More)

Dangerous Experiments

June 9th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Yesterday was really a great day for our Kickstarter. We unlocked our $ 245,000 stretch goal, and a new red option has been added to the campaign... This option is already included in the Moon and Galaxy pledge levels, and Earth... (Read More)

A Clap of Thunder

June 9th - via:
Click on the banner to visit our Thunderclap page Galaxy Defenders! we achieved today our Social goal  - 300 Facebook "share", to unlock the double-sided tiles to create the Chamber of the Queen. We asked you some feedback on different social we... (Read More)

Striking Back!

June 9th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Yesterday, we gave you information about Power Armors. Let's not forget about the tech development that gave us the victory against the Alien Base on the Moon... The Power Suit. If there is one thing that raises Mankind above most... (Read More)

Galaxy Defenders Season 2 Kickstarter

June 9th - via:
A few months ago I got my hands on an incredibly fun, if somewhat late, game that I had backed on Kickstarter. Galaxy Defenders is a cooperative, tactical minis games published by Ares Games set in a futuristic world. I’ve been able to get it to my gaming table a few times already and found it to be a blast. For anyone that’s played the video game X-Com: Enemy Unknown, this is basically a board game version. (Read More)

Fighting Extinction

June 7th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! I just came back from theater, were I was watching "Edge of Tomorrow" with my kids. I will refrain from spoilers, but if you watched the trailer, you already know it's "Groundhog Day" meets "Starship Trooper", with a plot the... (Read More)

Honor the Fallen

June 6th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Today, 70 years ago, the Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy, starting the final campagn that put an end to WW2 in Europe. Our grandfathers may have been fighting on either side of that battle. But we cannot have any doubt... (Read More)

How Do You Like Your Eggs?

June 6th - via:
(Maybe I will take cereals instead...) Galaxy Defenders! Yesterday, talking with Gremlins, we realized that our increment of 15K between each milestone would make us cross the threshold of $ 250,000 - one-fourth of a million! - without properly... (Read More)

Galaxy Defenders: A Massive Sci-Fi Mashup

June 6th - via:
Aliens have invaded Earth, and they’re not friendly. Gear up, grab some enormous guns, and head out toward Area 51 and check things out. Galaxy Defenders is a cooperative tabletop game that’s filled with references to all of your favorite pop culture aliens. The base game was successfully funded on Kickstarter last year and is now available in stores. Two new expansions are currently seeking funding on Kickstarter now. (Read More)

Ares Games busting through Galaxy Defenders stretch goals

June 6th - via:
Ares Games has made it through a bunch of stretch goals already in their Galaxy Defenders Kickstarter campaign. There’s always still more to go, though. Check out the page for preview renders and more. (Read More)

Xeno-Skulls (and Hi-tech stuff)!

June 5th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! We achieved our $ 230,000 funding goal, and the set of 6 Xeno-Skulls is now unlocked! This package of 6 Alien figures (2 each in three different ranks) is a $ 25 add-on, that is now included in all Moon and Galaxy pledges -... (Read More)

First Video Review

June 5th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! We sent out a few demo prototypes of Operation Strikeback and Extinction Protocol to independent reviewers. Ricky Royal/Box of Delight is the first to present the contents of this kit on his YouTube channel, here's the video. While... (Read More)

Galaxy Defenders: The Earth Strikes Back!

June 5th - via:
L'attesa espansione di Galaxy Defenders raggiunge su Kickstarter in soli cinque minuti i $40.000 necessari alla sua realizzazione. E, ad oggi, la campagna ha raccolto oltre $220.000 con più di mille sostenitori. (Read More)

The Gathering

June 4th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! It took a few hours to Agent S (with the help of Agent F - a new recruit to the Agency, but a veteran of graphic design) to put together ALL the minis included in this project in a single image. We were so impressed with the result... (Read More)

They're back!

June 3rd - via:
 Galaxy Defenders! As we announced a few hours ago, we found a way to give a new life to Season 1 KS characters. A lot of the backers in this campaign did not participate to our first Galaxy Defenders Kickstarter and they were really keen on us... (Read More)

With a little help from my friends...

June 3rd - via:
Galaxy Defenders!  As promised, after our update on the Alien Queen, we take advantage of a little lapse between stretch goals to tell you more about the contents of the expansions financed by this Kickstarter. One of the most interesting new... (Read More)

The enemy of my enemy... is my enemy

June 2nd - via:
Galaxy Defenders! While the day here in Europe closes to an end, we can count two more stretch goals achieved! Our backer-based goal, 1081 backers, has been achieved. Now "The Earth Strikes Back" officially overrun our first Galaxy Defenders... (Read More)

Exterminate! Exterminate!

June 2nd - via:
Galaxy Defenders! We just unlocked the powerful symbiotic ally of our Agents,the Bio-Armor - our $ 215K stretch goal - and a new opponent arrives to try to swing the balance of the battle in favor of the Invaders. At $ 230,000 we'll unlock... (Read More)

Galaxy Defenders Returns To Kickstarter When Earth Strikes Back

June 2nd - via:
Ares Games' Galaxy Defenders expansions are now live on Kickstarter with Operation Strikeback and Extinction Protocol in Earth Strikes Back! (Read More)

Let's race!

June 1st - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Today Ii's Moto GP day here in Italy. No best moment to announce that our Agents will also get bikes - Hover Bikes, in fact, the first vehicles featured in Galaxy Defenders! These new Agent vehicle are crucial for rapid movement on... (Read More)

Behold the Queen!

May 31st - via:
Galaxy Defenders! I was tempted to title this update “God Save the Queen”… but then I considered our British backers might not appreciate. Plus, woiuld an Agent in his right mind want to SAVE this Queen? The Alien Queen is the most imposing... (Read More)

Galactic Alliance

May 30th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Another stretch goal achieved, with the "Top Secret" KS Box and Devices unlocked at $ 200,000... And  of course, the fertile imagination of Gremlin Project already gave us new goals. First of all, we really regreted that we missed... (Read More)

Kicking the Habit: Ares Games blasts through the goalposts

May 30th - via:
Mere minutes after Ares Games (Wings of Glory, Aztlan, et. al.) launched their Kickstarter campaign ‘Galaxy Defenders – The Earth Strikes Back‘, they had already met their funding goal of $40,000. The project was fully funded in less than five minutes, which means that they pulled in more than $8,000 per minute. Their amazing success shows no sign of stopping there, with the campaign having gathered nearly $200,000 in pledges ( almost five times their original goal) within 48 hours. They’ve had to start making new stretch goals to accommodate the surge of support. (Read More)

200K, here we come!

May 29th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! It took 35 days to our first campaign to achieve what this campaign has achieved in the same number of hours. It's really a honor for all of us at Ares and Gremlin to receive such a great enthusiasm. We just unlocked our  $185,000... (Read More)

Niobium and Tritium

May 29th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Several of you asked to know more about the two Kickstarter-exclusive figures, Niobium and Tritium.... So, here we are! Let's take a better look at these two extraordinary Agents, their minis and their use in the game. Niobium is a... (Read More)

24 Hours (and 50 minutes)

May 29th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Just 24 hours since the launch of the campaign, and we almost equaled the funding of our first campaign. This is an incredible amount of support, and we look forward to our next goals! We just unlocked... If you are not in... (Read More)

A New Dawn

May 28th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! The sun just rised on the new day of our Kickstarter, and during the night we reached and surpassed our 150K stretch goal! KINGATOR - master alien! A new threat appears! A gigantic creature, half reptile and half war-drone, with... (Read More)

Darkness Falls

May 28th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Darkness is falling here in Old Europe, but before going to sleep (well.. sort of... You know, Gremlins never sleep!) here's another update with some more info about the latest goal we unlocked. NIOBIUM NPC - 1 KS Exclusive NPC -... (Read More)

Take Your Stance!

May 28th - via:
 Galaxy Defenders! 4 hours after launch, we have already unlocked 7 stretch goal. The latest one is a great addition to the tactical options in the game. FIGHTING POSES - 5 Fighting pose tokens - Rules and tokens to use with Fighting Poses. Agents... (Read More)

100,000 Thanks!

May 28th - via:
Galaxy Defenders! Another goal met, and surpassed! We all love miniatures, but your Agents will love our 90K stretch goal. VINTAGE WEAPON SET 1 - including 3 new standard weapons. Back in time! Weapons from the Fifties are still lethal and... (Read More)

Riding the wave

May 28th - via:
 Galaxy Defenders! We reach goals faster than we can post them, and in the second hour of this amazing KS we already reached two more goals! SQUAD LEADER - 1 ability, 1 skill, 1 device - Create your perfect leader, who can enter battle with an NPC.... (Read More)

One hour from the start, and several stretch goals achieved already

May 28th - via:
The Archon Non Player-Character  Galaxy Defenders! We are really honored and amazed by your enthusiastic support. Less than 5 minutes after, funded. In a matters of seconds, the two initial stretch goals achieved. The third goal - the awesomely... (Read More)


May 28th - via:
Less than 5 minutes after the launch - funded!!! This goes beyond our wildest dreams. THANKS!  (Read More)

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