The Colony 2174

The Colony 2174

Embark on a thrilling journey of settlement and resource management in The Colony 2174, a dynamic blend of deck-building and dice-rolling gameplay. Utilize the precious resource, Novinium, to construct your four essential Colony structures and establish a foothold on a new planet.

Designed for 2 to 4 players, each game session typically spans between 45 and 60 minutes, offering an immersive gaming experience for all.

Victory in The Colony 2174 belongs to the first player who successfully erects their four pivotal Colony structures: the Reactor, Biodome, Portal, and Orbital Station.

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Detailed Description

Embark on a thrilling journey of colonization and strategic resource management in The Colony 2174. This engaging game combines deck-building mechanics with dice rolling as players endeavor to establish a thriving settlement on a new planet, harnessing the rare and valuable resource known as Novinium.

Suitable for 2 to 4 players, each game session typically lasts between 45 and 60 minutes, offering an immersive experience filled with tension and excitement.

Victory in The Colony 2174 hinges on being the first player to successfully construct all four essential Colony structures: the Reactor, Biodome, Portal, and Orbital Station. However, beware of the challenges that lie ahead – failure to erect these structures or losing control of all your structures due to triggered events can result in defeat.

Prepare to strategize, adapt, and compete as you race to claim dominance over the planet and emerge victorious in The Colony 2174.

The Story

In the year 2174, Novinium, the rarest of minerals, drives every economy within the Union of Federated Planets. Recently, a rich vein of this coveted resource has been unearthed on the notorious Fury 1228 – a desolate and unforgiving planet known for its harsh conditions.

Despite the inhospitable environment, a surge of colonists is flocking to the planet, presenting a daunting challenge for you as a Colony Director representing the United Corporations. Your task is clear: utilize your reserves of Novinium wisely, ensuring a steady supply to sustain your colony's growth amidst the relentless demands of this hostile frontier.

With the fate of your colony hanging in the balance, are you prepared to embark on the monumental task of building... The Colony?


The Colony 2174 marks the debut of Gobbo Games into the realm of board games and is currently available for purchase on The Game Crafter platform. This innovative game concept emerged during Quinton Delpeche's experimentation with game mechanics for a real-time strategy (RTS) project.

Delpeche's creative process involved printing various structures onto cards, assigning them numerical values, and conducting initial gameplay tests. Through iterative refinement and the incorporation of dice mechanics, Delpeche realized the potential of his creation: The Colony 2174.


  • Colony Structures: These cards serve as the primary Colony structures essential for winning the game. Each card has two sides: one depicting the completed structures and the other showing the unbuilt side.
  • Structure Cards: Available in four different colors, these cards represent the different phases of a turn in which they can be activated. Featuring an Activation Target ranging from 2 to 15 (excluding 1, 9, and 16), players must roll the corresponding number on the dice during their Activation Roll to activate a structure and utilize its features.
  • Event Cards: These cards introduce random events occurring on the planet. They come into play when players fail to roll an Activation Target during their turn's Activation Roll.
  • Influence Cards: Representing players' ability to influence dice rolls, these cards can be played whenever any player (including the one holding the card) makes a dice roll.
  • Novinium Tokens: Players typically maintain a Novinium Stockpile, consisting of Novinium Tokens placed in front of them. Additional Novinium is stored in a pile within easy reach of all players, referred to as the Resource Pile.
  • Target Tokens: Denominated from 1 to 16 units, Target Tokens signify the Activation Target intended for a specific structure. These tokens are exclusively applicable to structures marked with a “Tt” on the Activation Target section of the card.