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Attack of the Intergalactic Gherkins is a space-vegetable-enraged adventure card game.

Having been set-upon by the terrifying Intergalactic Gherkins, you must assist the hapless astronauts rebuild their ships and return home to hot chocolate, marshmallows and puppy dogs (or sedentary kittens if you prefer those). Players draw cards to move around the four planets of the solar system, collecting missing ship parts and rebuilding their spaceships before returning home - easy right?

Well that would be true, if it weren’t for your fellow players employing cloaking devices, meteor showers and of course those alliterating aliens appropriating artifacts...and that’s before we even mention the Gherkins!

Be the first to escape this bizarre galaxy, where asteroid belts exist only to hold up your space trousers, or be forever tormented by Cosmic Ray doing the Funky Chicken.

card types

As well as Astronaut character cards and Ship Parts, there are three main action card types in the game. These will HELP a player, HINDER a player or opponent, or allow you to MOVE around the four planets. Some cards both HELP & HINDER. See below for the card types in the Base Game.





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Each player starts with four cards in their hand and takes one card from the deck at the start of their turn.

If the card is Gherkins Attack, then it must be dealt with straight away and your turn ends. Discarded Ship Parts cards are placed at the planet of the attacked player.

All other cards that are picked up can be held, played or discarded, along with those in your hand. Play or discard as many as you like, but you can only end your turn holding a maximum of four cards.

Some cards can be played at times during other player’s turns, which is stated on the card itself.

Each movement card allows you to move to the next planet clockwise, unless otherwise stated on the card.

If you visit a planet, you collect a Ship Parts card if one is available and your turn ends. Only four Ship Parts cards can be held by any player.

If you don’t move, your turn ends once you choose to no longer play any more cards.

Winning the game

Once you have four Ship Parts cards, use a movement card to move to The Sun to slingshot your way back to your own galaxy and escape the Intergalactic Gherkins!

So now you’re the winner, you can take your buddies home...or leave them to Cosmic Ray’s terrible dance moves for all eternity...your choice! Winner winner, chicken dinner!

For a shorter game, reduce the number of Ship Parts cards needed to win. For a longer game, each player must collect one of each of the four types of Ship Parts cards.

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AOTIG Rules.pdf