Updated: Jun 15, 2021
UFO Wave has now officially gone State-side, with this first impressions review from Eater Of Meeples! Unlike previous reviews he has initially focused on the solo mode of the game, highlighting the fact that the game is great fun even with nobody else to play against.
If you're on Instagram, be sure to follow him @eater_of_meeples, and click the below link to go to the review:
There's some great photos with the post, but if you aren't on Instagram here's one of them with the wording (replicated with permission):
"Hey there my friends! I had an opportunity to give the prototype version of UFO Wave by @paradigmgamesuk a shot and now, I want to give you my first impression.
When you first look at the box, the first thing that pops out is the art! Anyone who knows me knows that I am just a sucker for great art and this game delivers! The box art and the card art are done super well! I am really digging the colors that were used and they really fit the theme of the game!
Setup was a breeze. You will have a Plan and a Scan deck face down. Plan cards are cards that you can play before you take your actions. Scan cards are cards that contain actions which will ultimately score you points (or hinder your score) at the end of the game. You will have a row of 7 scan cards face up. 5 Plan cards go into your hand and there you have it!
Ultimately, you are looking to score points by completely actions while keeping the humans at bay and staying away from the nasty negative effects.
UFO Wave was super fun! Playing solo today, I did miss out on the Events, playing with an alien species, and certain cards dedicated for additional players. I am super intrigued to really dive into this game with multiple players and discover the outer limits!
My overall score was an 84...1 point away from the gold level...
UFO Wave is designed by Dave Hodrien who is an actual UFO investigator and the art is done by an actual UFO Witness.
Full video and Instagram review coming soon.
UFO Wave will be live on Kickstarter July 30th!"
Regarding the Kickstarter, if you've not yet headed to the Kickstarter preview page and clicked on the Notify button it's worth doing so to be directly informed, and be in with a chance of scooping one of the early bird discounts on launch!