Updated: May 10, 2021
Tabletop game reviewer DiceInTheDark has released a first impressions look at UFO Wave on Instagram including a number of great photographs of the prototype box and cards. If you use Instagram click the below link to access it:
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If you aren't on Instagram, here's the wording from it (reproduced with permission):
"I’ve very kindly been sent a preview copy of UFO WAVE @ufowavegame which is coming to Kickstarter soon.
In UFO Wave, you play as one of a number of alien races that are visiting Earth in their spacecraft.
I think it’s a cool theme, and it’s one that I’ve not seen much before, and so I was keen to try it out. The designer is a real life UFO researcher, which I think means the game comes from a really interesting place. The idea that it’s based on actual accounts and research is certainly an intriguing angle.
Each turn you’ll be performing activities from your flying saucer such as abducting humans and creating crop circles. These activities grant you ET points, and the person with the most ET points at the end of the game is the winner. As you perform your activities there’s a chance that nearby humans will observe you, which can often lead to a point reduction at the end of the game.
I think it’s a fun little game. The theme comes out well, and there’s some interesting mechanics regarding how cards are played and taken.
I’ll be taking a deeper look at UFO Wave again soon, but in the mean time, head to @ufowavegame to keep an eye on updates. UFO Wave comes to Kickstarter 30th July 2021."