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Awful Green Things from Outer Space

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Play Time Players
60 minutes 2

Publisher(s): Steve Jackson Games

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Product Description

The crew of the exploration ship Znutar just wanted to cruise around the Galaxy, discovering strange new worlds and playing pool. But then their ship was invaded by the Awful Green Things . . . and suddenly they were fighting for their lives!

In this wacky two-player game, one player controls the Awful Green Things. They grow and multiply every turn – especially if they can gobble up a crew member! The other player commands the crew, frantically trying weapon after weapon (pool sticks, fire extinguishers, cans of Zgwortz) to find something that kills the monsters.

This classic game by Tom Wham first appeared in Dragon Magazine in 1980, and has been a fan favorite ever since! This edition includes Tom's "Outside the Znutar" rules and counters, for going out the airlocks and fighting on the surface of the ship, and upgraded components: a mounted gameboard, heavy die-cut counters, and a full-color rulebook!

Product Information


  • Full-color rulebook
  • Mounted gameboard
  • Die-cut counters
  • Five dice
  • Ziplock bag
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Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4 in 1 review

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Great Game, but ONLY for 2 players!
September 09, 2013

I originally got this game as an "insert" in a magazine (it might have been from Metagaming, or some other company) and had hour of fun playing both the crew of the Znutar and the Green Things. The game play is different every game, because while the Things basically get to grow and reproduce until they are stopped (or not!), the crew has to discover which of their "weapons"—which can include such varied things as "real" weapons like knives and stun pistols, to canisters of Zgwortz (beer?)—has a desired effect on the monsters. But this is only discovered on the first use of a weapon, which adds to the diversity and fun of the game.

Please note, however, that the game is really only for 2 players, not the 3-6 shown in the listing (as of this moment).

A fun game, and not very difficult to learn or to play with kids.

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