The question on my lips was this: if i already own Race for the Galaxy, do i actually need Roll for the Galaxy? Dice, and now roll-and-write, versions of popular board games all raise that question. Do i need Rolled West after Gold West? Do i need San Juan after Puerto Rico? With that burning question on my mind, i unboxed my copy of Roll for the Galaxy. Here’s what i found:
Get Your Own Copy of Roll for the Galaxy: Ambition Expanion
Having played Roll for the Galaxy a number of times since this unboxing, i can safely say that the two games are different and distinct enough that owning both isn’t redundant. There are situations where i’d reach for one, and not the other, and both have a place in your collection. If you don’t own either, and are trying to decide, i’ll offer that Race seems a little more aggressive and hardcore than Roll. If you want a somewhat lighter, faster, and somehow less serious game, add Roll for the Galaxy to your collection instead of Race.