Sidereal adj: of or with respect to the stars
Confluence noun: an act or process of merging
Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant is a singularly unique trading and negotiation game for 4-9 players. In this game, where play is almost all simultaneous, each unique and asymmetrical race must trade and negotiate with the rest to acquire the resources necessary to fund their economy and allow it to produce goods for the next turn. Scheming, dealing, and mutually beneficial agreements are key to success. While technically a competitive game, Sidereal Confluence has a uniquely cooperative feel during the trading phase as no race has the ability to thrive on its own.
During an open trade phase, all players can negotiate and execute deals for resources, ships, colonies, even entire sectors of their economy! At the same time, players can spend resources to invent technologies, upgrade colonies, and use their species' unique cards. Once compete, players simultaneously run their economies, spending resources to gain more resources.
The Confluence follows, when players bid for colonies and research teams. Those research teams are funded with resources during the next trade phase, and players share the resulting technology during the following Confluence. With each cycle, everyone's economy grows, and the inventors gain victory points in return for having shaped society.
Game Length: 120 minutes
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