- Players: 2-5
- Playing Time: 60mins
- Age: 10+
- Mechanisms: Card Drafting, Hand Management, Set Collection, Variable Phase Order
- Designer: Marcin Senior Ropka, Viola Kijowska
- Contents: 40 Technology cards, 40 Ship cards, 40 Planet cards, 16 Alien Artifact cards, 10 Defense Plan cards, 5 Alien System cards, 6 Faction cards, 83 Resource cards, 6 Faction boards, 1 Scoring board, 5 Player Aid tiles, 1 Basic Defense Plan tile, 1 Starting Player token, 1 Round marker, 38 Blockade tokens, 1 Rulebook
Alien Artifacts is a 4x-style card game in which you play as an interplanetary corporation, sending your research vessels into uncharted space to expand your knowledge and power. Build your ship, research tech, and explore the galaxy for anything — or anyone — you can exploit.
Alien Artifacts is built on a Resource engine - each turn you will have 3 Resource cards in your hand and you will decide how best to spend them. Each resource card has two different resource types for you to use. You can only use one side and only two cards per turn! Using these resources, you will build Ships, develop Technology, discover Planets, or Trade for currency!