Xenofera can support from 2 to 5 players, with an average game play time of 15 mins per player.  

Set Up

Huntsman Deck

Each player is dealt 2 Huntsman.  They select one huntsman to represent themselves and discard the other.

Creature Deck

The deck is shuffled and 5 creatures are revealed, creating the initial "line of sight".  Player's can only capture creatures in the "line of sight".

Collection Deck

Each player is dealt 2 Collection cards.  They keep one, this becomes their hidden mission, and discard the other.

Draw Deck

Take 2 Small Animal cage, 2 Steel cage, and 2 Glass Enclosure with Divider cards from the deck. Then take 1 Expedition Member for each player from the deck.

     Player's Hand

     Deal each player a hand as follows:

  • Shuffle the 6 cages and deal each player 1 cage, shuffling the rest back into the deck.
  • Deal each player 1 Expedition Member.
  • Deal each player 4 additional cards from the deck.

Battle Cards

Each player chooses one set of Battle cards.


Each player's area is divided into 2 areas: the Crew Quarters and the Cargo Bay.  The player's Crew Quarters can hold the player's Huntsman, any number of Collection cards, and up to 5 Crew Members. Their Cargo Bay can hold up to 10 cages and 1 Alarm.