It was fun, it definitely simulates that period of the series well.

The game is all about emergent strategy cause you don’t know what is going to happen.  What cards are going to come out and in what sequence, so every turn is going to change your strategy.

Jason from Dice & Dragons

I don’t know Robotech, but it takes a few episodes and blows then into a complete game.  Based on the COIN System, but it’s reasonably accessible. Each faction has its own way of recruiting, moving, battling, etc. Lots of jockeying for control.

Dan Thurot from Space Biff

Oh yeah it (Robotech: Reconstruction) was alot of fun. Being a total noob to Robotech, it was a really interesting adventure for sure.

The AUL’s hero “is Minmei and I love she gets to throw concerts, that’s awesome.”

Cax from Legendary Tactics

Once you know what you are doing it plays in about an hour and a half.  From that perspective I think its really attractive as an introduction to COIN for example.  Some of which some of those games can last for numerous hours this I think is a really good introduction to a COIN like system.

Nato from Legendary Tactics

It was fun, it definitely simulates that period of the series well.

The game is all about emergent strategy cause you don’t know what is going to happen.  What cards are going to come out and in what sequence, so every turn is going to change your strategy.

Jason from Dice and Dragons

I don’t know Robotech, but it takes a few episodes and blows then into a complete game.  Based on the COIN System, but it’s reasonably accessible. Each faction has its own way of recruiting, moving, battling, etc. Lots of jockeying for control.
Dan Thurot from Space Biff

Oh yeah it (Robotech: Reconstruction) was alot of fun. Being a total noob to Robotech, it was a really interesting adventure for sure.

 

The AUL’s hero “is Minmei and I love she gets to throw concerts, that’s awesome.”

Cax from Legendary Tactics

Once you know what you are doing it plays in about an hour and a half.  From that perspective I think its really attractive as an introduction to COIN for example.  Some of which some of those games can last for numerous hours this I think is a really good introduction to a COIN like system. 
Nato from Legendary Tactics

Ideology & politics flare in the reconstruction period after the First Robotech War.

Strange Machine Games is proud to announce a new Robotech®

themed board game:

AS OF NOON JUNE 9TH, THE PRE-SALE IS LIVE!

*Final art may change based on licensor’s approval.

Choose a Faction and vie for the future of Earth. Only one Faction will gain complete control and the stakes could never be higher. If you support your allies with too much vigor or focus too many resources on your enemy, you will not succeed. You must be clever.

You’ll need to muster all of your might and guile to secure the future of Earth in your own design.

 

Download the Reconstruction Beta Rulebook

Choose from these Robotech Factions:

  • Robotech Defense Force

  • Zentraedi Rebellion

  • Robotech Expeditionary Force

  • Anti-Unification League

Beautiful Tracking Boards:

  • Protoculture

  • Victory 

  • Resolution

Fight for Control, by Dominating Territories!

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Playtesters

I’m not a big Robotech fan but even without that knowledge I had no trouble diving into the story of the game. I’m a huge fan of alliances, and having at least two of the three factions with goals that align with mine naturally lends the game some opportunities to make deals. Most importantly, each turn matters and the card actions are satisfyingly strong, making every decision tense.

T.C. Petty III

I was fascinated by the alliances built into the game. Having to rely on another player knowing that only one of us could win made it feel like playing two games at once. Every choice had to help my  allies, but had to help me just a bit more. Fun stuff!
Adam Michaud

I was lucky enough to play a prototype of Robotech Reconstruction at the 2019 UnPub Mini in Richmond, VA. I was drawn in by the asymmetry and evocative theme. I actually knew very little about the Robotech setting, but felt it come through in every aspect of gameplay.
Jonathan Yonce

I never expected to see a strategic level Robotech game, but Robotech Reconstruction is both true to the source material and fun to play! Modeling the conflict through the sequence of events brings each of the 4 factions to life. My faction’s motivation’s connected with my actions on board and it was very satisfying to see a plan come together.
Steven Cole

I’m not a big Robotech fan but even without that knowledge I had no trouble diving into the story of the game. I’m a huge fan of alliances, and having at least two of the three factions with goals that align with mine naturally lends the game some opportunities to make deals. Most importantly, each turn matters and the card actions are satisfyingly strong, making every decision tense.

T.C. Petty III

I was fascinated by the alliances built into the game. Having to rely on another player knowing that only one of us could win made it feel like playing two games at once. Every choice had to help my  allies, but had to help me just a bit more. Fun stuff!

Adam Michaud

I was lucky enough to play a prototype of Robotech Reconstruction at the 2019 UnPub Mini in Richmond, VA. I was drawn in by the asymmetry and evocative theme. I actually knew very little about the Robotech setting, but felt it come through in every aspect of gameplay.

Jonathan Yonce

I never expected to see a strategic level Robotech game, but Robotech Reconstruction is both true to the source material and fun to play! Modeling the conflict through the sequence of events brings each of the 4 factions to life. My faction’s motivation’s connected with my actions on board and it was very satisfying to see a plan come together.

Steven Cole

The game is learnable enough that I was able to win the first time that I played.  However, it is complex enough that you can do fairly cool series of moves during your turn.”

I consider a game that can be learned easily to be a good thing.  And that is different than complexity.

John T. Guthrie

Robotech Reconstruction generates a spectrum of interesting feelings every time you play. The asymmetric nature of the factions means you will get a variety of experiences depending on which faction you select. Also, as with all Dr. Wictz games I’ve played, interacting with other players ensures that sessions are deeply engaging and memorable in unique ways, so you will want to keep trying this game with different combinations of factions and people over time.I like how so many subtleties and nuances emerge with each session and I always look forward to the next one!

Greg Mutersbaugh

Playing Robotech Reconstruction is perhaps most like playing Root. There are four factions, each with their own unique priorities and play styles. Players will need to be familiar with all of the factions to achieve victory and, perhaps more importantly, work together to deny victory to the leader. Robotech fans will find plenty to love in Robotech Reconstruction, but even if you’re not familiar with the series, you’ll find deep gameplay, interesting strategic choices, and a great time negotiating with your friends.

Alex Tsotsos

This is an innovative take on multiplayer, asymmetrical, card-based system. I am sure fans of COIN (and Root, natch) will find this system intriguing. I encourage folks to check it out.
 

Eric Hallstrom

Playtesters

The game is learnable enough that I was able to win the first time that I played.  However, it is complex enough that you can do fairly cool series of moves during your turn.”

I consider a game that can be learned easily to be a good thing.  And that is different than complexity.

John T. Guthrie

Robotech Reconstruction generates a spectrum of interesting feelings every time you play. The asymmetric nature of the factions means you will get a variety of experiences depending on which faction you select. Also, as with all Dr. Wictz games I’ve played, interacting with other players ensures that sessions are deeply engaging and memorable in unique ways, so you will want to keep trying this game with different combinations of factions and people over time.I like how so many subtleties and nuances emerge with each session and I always look forward to the next one!
Greg Mutersbaugh

Playing Robotech Reconstruction is perhaps most like playing Root. There are four factions, each with their own unique priorities and play styles. Players will need to be familiar with all of the factions to achieve victory and, perhaps more importantly, work together to deny victory to the leader. Robotech fans will find plenty to love in Robotech Reconstruction, but even if you’re not familiar with the series, you’ll find deep gameplay, interesting strategic choices, and a great time negotiating with your friends.
Alex Tsotsos

This is an innovative take on multiplayer, asymmetrical, card-based system. I am sure fans of COIN (and Root, natch) will find this system intriguing. I encourage folks to check it out.
Eric Hallstrom (@echallstrom)