A tense game of bluff, strategy and avoiding getting eaten by your friends, Escape From the Aliens in Outer Space is primed to become the go-to game in the hidden movement genre. It's an essential game in any serious collection, while being simple enough to appeal to new gamers.
Founded in 2010 by longtime friends Pietro Righi Riva and Nicolo Tedeschi, Santa Ragione is a design studio dedicated to developing games and video games. In 2010, Santa Ragione developed and published the board game Escape From The Aliens In Outer Space in over fifteen countries. The game was nominated for the prestigious Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming. In 2011, Santa Ragione launched the award-winning video game FOTONICA for PC and created the international indie game event LUNARCADE. In 2012, Santa Ragione released a music game for Pitchfork Media; In 2013, they launched their new game MirrorMoon EP, finalist at the Independent Games Festival award for innovation. In 2014, Santa Ragione launched a redesigned version of FOTONICA for iOS to critical acclaim. Giulia Ghigini is an Italian artist best known for her work on Dungeon Fighter, Potion Explosion and Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space.
From out of these simple rules comes a tangible, choking,
paralysing terror. This game is a diamond. Pure, hard and glorious
. . . a triumph of design. --Shut Up and Sit Down
Absolutely, fantastically fun to play. --Tom Vasel, The Dice
Tower This is a great game when the power goes out! - Jorge
Garcia, from Lost and Hawaii Five-O
This game is a blast! . . . Great game! So much so that I'm keeping it in my gaming library. - Game Boy Geek I believe it can turn into a very intense game where you might just out think yourself. - Through Gamers' Goggles So engaging all the way along . . . a great, thematic, interesting game. - Toucan Play that Game I love the box design, the use of the dry-erase map pads, and the card illustrations. And I like the way they tried to engineer a mechanic that would generate feelings of fear and claustrophobia . . . an entertaining game with lovely artwork, high production values, and a fun and unique hidden movement mechanic. - Gareth Branwyn, Boing Boing I definitely highly recommend this. - Drive Thru Review This game is something special. - The Board Game Review It's a lot of fun! I really enjoyed this game. - Discriminating Game (TDG) Very cool and super fun game with a group and an excellent gateway game for non-gamer's. - theMCGuiRE review A cracking hidden role and hidden movement that is a staple to any shelf. . . . Every time it's brought to the table every single player will have fun and it's a great strategy game for both veterans and first timers. - n3rdabl3 This is a great example of what a game can be in 2016. - Ghettoblaster A map, markers, and a few cards are able to create a tension filled game of bluffing and logic. The game is truly greater than the sum of its parts. The easy to learn rules and meaningful decisions will keep players engaged and tense as they try to escape or attack. - BoardGameGeek News The website scenario tool and map editor are really nice. Customers have commented to us about it, and I have also checked them out and like the many options to create countless maps. - Gamers World It's a great, great game! - No Rules Review "I thought this game was a lot of fun. The production is stellar. I think it's just amazingly pretty." - The Secret Cabal "If you are a fan of either of the gaming mechanics, Hidden Traitor, or Hidden Movement, then you will enjoy adding this game to your shelf! We think that the easy set-up and the lack of tokens, counters, figures, and a board also makes a great 'Gateway Game' to bring people into the wonderful world of horror tabletop games!" - Two-Gun Pixie If you like hidden movement and, err, eating humans--well, this is the game for you. - Ars Technica, Game on! The best board games of 2016 If you like game that incorporate imaginative play, you'll want to have Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space in your collection. - Sahm Reviews It's always an experience, and it's completely unlike any game out there. - Actualol My recommendation is that if your group loves Letters from Whitechapel, lives and breathes Battlestar Galactica, and washes it down with The Resistance, then you have a winner here. Escape from the Aliens of Outer Space sits nicely in the realm of hidden movement and hidden role games, providing a large depth of immersion for a game that is so very easy to learn that exceeds at higher player counts for a true experience game. - Troll in the Corner If you like games that incorporate imaginative play, you'll want to have Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space in your collection. - Scott Brady, SAHM Reviews . . . a tight, tense hunt in the darkness, working out where other players might be and who they are through deduction. Throw in some item cards and (optional) variable role cards and you have one sweat-inducing game. - Ars Cardboard