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Area 51 - Top Secret (board game)

A project in Mönchengladbach-Rheindahlen, Germany by Harald Mücke

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Area 51 is a strategic board game for 2-6 players about storing secret alien artifacts.
Backers: 101
Average Pledge Per Backer: €59

Funded: €6,001 of €6,000
Dates: Aug 17th -> Sep 16th (30 days)
Project By: Harald Mücke
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Latest News

Last 24h! Tell your friends, so we can get it funded!

September 15th - via:
We have only 24 hours left to go! Tell your friends about this awesome game, so we can get it funded (see links below)! THANKS!!!  (Read More)

Interview on Area 51 on

September 13th - via:
An article with an interview explaining the game was posted on (a German website about games):  (Read More)

Area 51 Featured in Local Newspaper

September 12th - via:
A local, German newspaper has recently reported on the game and its publisher Harald Mücke (report is in German).  (Read More)

GeekDad Review of Area 51, and Reddit AMA starts at 11:00am EDT today!

September 10th - via:
GeekDad posted a great overview of Area 51. Sophie Brown was really passionate about the alien conspiracy theme! Also, the Reddit AMA will start at today at 11:00am EDT at this link. It's a great... (Read More)

Ask Questions to Stefan Alexander on Reddit - Saturday 11am EST

September 9th - via:
We have scheduled an AMA (sort of like a question-and-answer time) on for 11am EST on Saturday with the author of the game, Stefan Alexander. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have on the development of the game.... (Read More)

Stefan Alexander on Meeple Syrup E01S03

September 7th - via:
The designer, Stefan Alexander, talks a bit about the development of the game on Meeple Syrup E01S03 (video):  (Read More)

Area 51 on Board Game Breakfast for The Dice Tower

September 7th - via:
Area 51 Top Secret was included in this week's Board Game Breakfast for The Dice Tower (video):  (Read More)

Video Review Explaining Gameplay

September 4th - via:
There is new video review of the game by Undead Viking including an explanation of how to play:  (Read More)

Scoring Example Added

September 3rd - via:
We have added a scoring example with an image to the "Game Overview" section of the campaign page. This pickup and scoring action is one of the key elements of the game.  (Read More)

New Nearby Exoplanet Could Hold Extraterrestial Life

September 2nd - via:
The world's attention is now on Proxima Centauri b, a possibly Earth-like planet orbiting the closest star, 4.22 light-years away. The planet's orbit is just right to allow liquid water on its surface, needed for life. But could it in fact be... (Read More)

More Graphics Showing Game

September 1st - via:
We have added some more graphics to better explain how the game works. Please check out the "Game Overview" and "In the Box" sections of the campaign page.  (Read More)

SETI thinks aliens could be real!

August 31st - via:
A SETI Signal? A star system 94 light-years away is in the spotlight as a possible candidate for intelligent inhabitants, thanks to the discovery of a radio signal by a group of Russian astronomers. (Read More)

New Reviews Posted

August 30th - via:
In the past few days we have posted several new reviews of the game. See the links in our "Press & Reviews" section at the top of the campaign page. These reviews also provide information on how the game works.  (Read More)

"Retail Backer" Pledge Level Added

August 29th - via:
We have added a new pledge level called "Retail Backer". With this bulk reward level you get 10 copies of the game shipped to you in one package. This gives you a large savings on shipping costs per game. This is useful for stores, game cafés, or... (Read More)

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