Star Trek: Ascendancy (MACE 2017)
This is the first time I played this game with the new expansions. Both were played with a 4 player game, leaving the Romulans out.
I think most of the players played conservatively at the beginning. That tends to make the game go longer. I was the Feds and I purposely tried to always find new space rather than connect to existing space. That’s the whole point of the Feds – boldly go where no one has gone before. In the end, I could not find enough new phenomenon or new civilizations. I eventually became the punching bag of the Klingons
After about 4 hours of play, we all basically had 2 Ascension but the Klingons were making their move. Up until then, the Ferengi were making serious progress. They are insidious. The more they spread, the more they produced. I like that aspect of the race. They were the most interesting of the two new expansions. The Kardasians were somewhat interesting but I don’t think their potential was reached simply because they were new and it was a new player. I would like to try it again.