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Store:  Family Games, Card Games
Edition:  SpaceBeans
Series:  Bohnanza
Theme:  Science Fiction
Format:  Card Games


English language edition

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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 45 minutes 2-6

Designer(s): Uwe Rosenberg

Publisher(s): Rio Grande Games, Amigo

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Product Description

The Universe is filled with infinite bean fields. Join the voyages of the galactic bean traders in their search for valuable SpaceBeans. Light years from earth, they travel among the stars to bean fields where no man has gone before. The trader who finishes the voyage with the most valuable SpaceBeans is crowned the "Lord of the Beaniverse".

Product Information


  • 109 cards
  • rules
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Product Reviews


Average Rating: 3.8 in 8 reviews

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December 30, 2008

In this game, you basically pass around the cards to the player before you. On your turn, you either draw additional cards, or play only the hand you've had passed to you. You're only allowed to play one kind (color) of card each turn, so whatever you don't play, you give to the previous player for the next round.

The mechanics are very simple, quick to learn for even a child, but subtle enough for adults to think carefully about each play. The rounds go quite quickly once you get used to the hand-passing direction being opposite the order of play. You can play a complete game in 1/2 hour to 45 minutes.

Great fun for the price. We play it when we want something fairly quick, it has almost no set up time (just shuffle and deal).

This is its own kind of Extra fun
January 06, 2002

I love the the Bohnanza game (one of my favorite). However, I have had the opportunity to play Space Beans and I think this is a WONDERFUL game (almost better than Bohnanza)! I had tons of fun playing it. It might not be for everyone but I think it is great.

In space, no one can hear your bean
November 16, 2001

First of all, let's make note of the fact that everybody reviewing this game at less than four stars states that they are comparing the game to [page scan/se=0027/sf=category/fi=stockall.asc/ml=20]Bohnanza.

The game is marketed as being in the Bohnanza family, so I guess the comparison is inevitable. But once you get past the idea that you're not keeping your hand of cards in a particular order or negotiating trades with other players, you've got quite a nice little card game here if you'll just give it the chance it deserves.

You do trade cards, but the trades aren't negotiated. Instead, you have a very small hand of cards out of which you must meld one color on your turn and then pass ALL the rest of the cards to the player on your right. Thus do the cosmic trade winds circulate the SpaceBeans.

If you are playing the game with smart card players, people will know to minimize the number of cards they pass to the next player and thus will only use the option to draw two extra cards at the beginning of the turn if they're stuck for something to meld. (You can only have two beanfields going at a time.)

The mechanisms are smooth, they're smart, and they're going to wear well. If you like Bohnanza, then fine, play Bohnanza. If you like other kinds of card games, too, you should give SpaceBeans a try. It's a good, solid game.

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