Race for the Galaxy is a strategy boardgame where players advance their empire by playing cards to build technological developments or to settle planets. Its core mechanic is a phase choosing game. Players secretly and simultaneously determine which one of seven phases they will lock in, all reveal at once, then execute the phases in order. Will you build an engine to ramp up VP generation on cheapo production planets? Will you invest in exploration and settle rare and valuable VP rich planets? Or will you rush a military conquest to cut off your opponents before they have a chance to develop their strategy?

Game Features

▪ 2 – 4 player with network multiplayer
▪ Single player mode with advanced neural network AI
▪ Five starting worlds and ninety settlement and development cards
▪ Free promo pack included: New Worlds with six additional starting planets
▪ Gathering Storm and Rebel Vs. Imperium expansions available immediately

What’s New

Version 1.09.2

Race 2nd Edition updates
- More color-blind friendly
- Balance adjustments to 5 base game cards
Performance and stability improvements
1.09.1 Fixes an issue with tapping buttons near the screen edge on iOS 11 or above
1.09.2 Fixes and issue with Merchant Guild scoring

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

UncommonPerspectives ,

Still playing after 720 games, 387 wins, and zero ties.

During this time: Earned a total 5455 VP chits, Apparently my favourite start world is Alien Research Team with 88 plays, a max points of 22 earned using Uplift Code, and earned Expansion Leader 102 times.

Sure, a game corrupts from time to time, but this boardgame version is beautiful & fast, multiplayer works like a charm, and did I mention all the gameplay stats? Sure beats manually shuffling 300+ cards just to play this game around the table with your friends...we all just play this electronic version instead...and we get to play five games in the same time it takes us to play the actual card game once.

Kudos to the support team. They are very responsive.

nuntz ,


Very well done, and highly recommended if you enjoyed the board game.

DemoEvolved ,

Best card-based tableau building game

Exquisite card game. Build an empire by purchasing tech, colonizing worlds or farming resources. Each card in your hand is something you can do, but you’ll have to pay for it with the other cards in your hand. Genius buy system means even techs you don’t want are resources you need to build what you do want. Genius iconography and balance mean game is hyper replayable. Base and first expand are amazing. Brink of war adds purple tokens which makes the game a bit swingy and less strategic. Hard level Ai is super challenging. Supports 4 player games but I play 99% in 2 player mode. This game is absolutely Worth the effort to learn. Has provided me dozens of hours of entertainment. 5 stars, August 2018


Temple Gates Games LLC
92.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2016 Temple Gates Games LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. The Gathering Storm $5.49
  2. Rebel vs Imperium $5.49
  3. The Brink of War $5.49


  • Family Sharing

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