Into the Black: Boarding Party (A Game of Space Piracy) is a sci-fi pirate themed, tile laying, semi-cooperative board game for 1 to 4 players. The game plays in approximately 45-60 minutes. Every game is a different experience with a random tile layout. This is the second installment (the first to be published) in a planned 3 game series encompassing the Game of Space Piracy universe.
Multiple loss conditions and few win conditions make for a challenging time. Each player has the opportunity to win individually, or as a group and there is the potential for one player to sabotage everything, revealing themselves as a traitor upon completion of their own objective.
As you board and explore an unknown star ship, searching for the bridge, strange winding corridors and new rooms are slowly revealed. Be wary of where you step as each new room may hold a potentially deadly surprise; enemy defenders attempting to fend off your dastardly plundering, a dangerous plasma leak or artificial gravity failure can all mean doom for you and your crew! Each of these issues must be dealt with in one way or another to be able to proceed in your quest. Looting the ship may net you many helpful items such as stim packs to heal you or another’s crew member, special or upgraded weapons to help fight off enemy defenders, body armor to protect against damage and more.
Adding to the chaos, each player has their own personal goal they must achieve; be wary of a potential traitor in your midst!
Explore the ship, complete your primary and personal objectives, and survive.
All before meeting any number of failure conditions, to win or lose; together!
View the pre-release Rules v6.2 PDF (March 8, 2017) for INTO THE BLACK: Boarding Party (A Game of Space Piracy)
A few shots of people enjoying the various stages of play testing and demos
Board Game Barrage @ BreakoutCon2017, The Cliffside Bunker Crew @ FMGCon2016 Demo Play, The IWillNeverGrowUp Testers @ Headquarters, Blind Testing 2017
Early Prototype, Early Prototype (2), FMGCon2016 Demo Play
||Sample Room Tile
||Sample Character Board
||Character Artwork by Sanford Illustrations|
Jeff of Board Game Barrage sits down with James Campbell, designer of Into the Black for a quick preview @ BreakoutCon Toronto 2017
Tim Blackburn pReviews an older version of Into the Black (Summer 2016)