Temple Gates Games LLC
Based in San Mateo, CA

Release date:

Steam PC
Android Phone
Android Tablet


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Race for the Galaxy is an engine building strategy card game. Winner of BoardGameGeek, Tric Trac, and Fairplay Magazine's Best Card Game of the year awards, it challenges players to build the most prosperous galactic empire. Players will explore, develop, settle, consume, and produce to create a strategy that will edge their empire up to victory. In games of two to four players, competitors choose phases in secret, resolve them in simultaneous turns, and play cards to build technologies and conquer worlds. Players can join the same multiplayer games across supported platforms PC, Android, and iOS. For a single player experience the Keldon neural networked AI will truly challenge players who ratchet it up to hard mode. At $6.99, Race for the Galaxy includes five starting worlds, ninety additional worlds and developments, plus a bonus promo-pack of six new starting worlds like Star Nomad Raiders and Terraforming Colonists. The Gathering Storm and Rebel vs Imperium expansions are available for immediate purchase at $3.99 each.


Temple Gates Games in collaboration with Tom Lehmann, Keldon Jones, and Rio Grande Games brings one of the most beloved strategy boardgames to your PC, phone and tablet. Race for the Galaxy, designed by Tom Lehmann, is a critically acclaimed hit strategy board game published by Rio Grande Games. AI pioneer Keldon Jones originally developed an AI for Race for the Galaxy as a research project on neural networks. Now Temple Gates Games brings the fruits of this project to a mobile adaptation of Race for the Galaxy.


  • 2 - 4 player with network multiplayer
  • Asynchronous and real-time multiplayer modes
  • Advanced neural network AI by Keldon Jones
  • Five starting worlds and ninety settlement and development cards
  • Free promo pack included: New Worlds with six starting planets
  • Gathering Storm, Rebel Vs. Imperium, and Brink of War expansions available (Dec 14)


Steam/Mobile Launch Trailer YouTube, .mp4




Awards & Recognition

  • "Board Game of the Year 2017" - Pocket Tactics
  • "Golden Geek Award - Best Card Game" - BoardgameGeek
  • "Best Board Game Apps of 2017 - Best Online Game" - Pixelated Cardboard
  • "À La Carte Award - Best Card Game" - Fairplay Magazine
  • "Card Game Of The Year" - Tric Trac
  • "Top 10 Android Board Game Apps" - Pixelated Cardboard
  • "Editor’s Choice Award" - Game Nite Magazine

Selected Articles

  • "One of the best digital conversions to date."
    - Chris Carter, Destructoid
  • "Best New Games: Go and grab it right now."
    - Ash Mayhew, Droid Gamers
  • "10/10 High marks from me."
    - Tom Vasel, The Dice Tower
  • " Race for the Galaxy will have the best AI of any card or board game ever ported to a mobile device."
    - David Neumann, Stately Play
  • "5/5. Another GOTY Contender steps up."
    - Matt Thrower, Pocket Tactics
  • "It's basically taken over my entire life."
    - Mason Weaver, FiveByGames Podcast
  • "The players in our forums seem to be quite happy with it."
    - Tasos Lazarides, Touch Arcade
  • "An in-depth card game that strategists will love."
    - Allen S, Gamers Assault Weekly
  • "There’s no excuse not to try this out."
    - Keith Schleicher, Gaming Trend
  • "A must-own without a doubt."
    - Jason Parker, OnRpg
  • "Top 10 Android Board Game Apps."
    - Brian, Pixelated Cardboard
  • "5/5 About as good as it gets."
    - Tony M, BoardGameQuest
  • "One of the best-loved card games around."
    - Media, Tabletop Gaming
  • "Complex and with a lot of depth."
    - Marcus Schwarten, iPlayApps

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Expansion 1
Gathering Storm templegatesgames.com.

Expansion 2
Rebel vs Imperium templegatesgames.com.

Expansion 3
Brink of War templegatesgames.com.

Race for the Galaxy in the press templegatesgames.com.

Press Release
PC Launch on Steam templegatesgames.com.

Press Release
Mobile Launch templegatesgames.com.

About Temple Gates Games LLC

Temple Gates Games creates award-winning mobile, PC and VR experiences for all major headsets digital platforms. Our team is focused on delivering seamless UX with impeccable performance, a task that is particularly challenging in this emerging field. Working with our custom engine has given us the performance advantage to create flexible solutions for the challenges of delivering games both on mobile and high end PC and console VR systems.

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Race for the Galaxy Credits

Tom Lehmann
Boardgame Designer

Keldon Jones
AI / Game Logic

Patrick Benjamin

Theresa Duringer

Jeff Gates

B Rosaschi

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