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John Cooper
Starships battle for Good and Evil
:Players Players: 2 - 6
:Time Length: unknown
:Complexity Complexity: Medium
Trios per color: 5
Number of colors: 4
Pyramid trios:
Monochr. stashes: 4
Five-color sets:
- - - - - - Other equipment - - - - - -
playing surface
Setup time: two minutes
Playing time:
Strategy depth: Medium
Random chance: Low
Game mechanics:
Theme: space battle
BGG Link:
Status: complete? (v1.0), Year released: 2000

IceTraders is the initial game that spawned Homeworlds. It was designed by John Cooper. The rules are available online.