Greenbrier Games Inc.
Based in Worcester, MA (USA)

Release date:
Fall 2018

Helios Expanse (2018) (BGG)


Regular Price:

USD$49.95 (TBD)

Helios Expanse


Helios Expanse places you in control of an extrasolar civilization, competing for galactic supremacy against its rivals. A group of 3-5 players colonize habitable planets, research technologies, and build a military to wage war. The civilization that colonizes the most planets will emerge victorious and rule the galaxy.



You are a faction of humanity, hurtling towards an unknown planetary jackpot, with centuries of old grudges against the other key players, and ships filled to bursting. Program your card actions in advance, then play out each round. Explore the board using movement, expand your empire by colonizing planets, exploit your advantages by moving up the technology track, and exterminate your competitors by moving up the military track. Helios expanse is for 3-6 players and is an hour of fast paced game play!


Colonizing System Sol was doomed from the start. The initial steps leaving Earth1, centuries ago, were full of hope. The thrill of exploration and discovery was met with fierce competition between factions. The former sentiment propelled humans further into the universe, while the latter manifested in wasted resources, war, and destruction. Over three hundred years after the first moon walk, the human race had made it to the edges of the system, and in doing so, had used all the resources needed to sustain life for the next hundred. It was the twilight of everything, save one fissure of possibility…


  • 60 min / 3-5 Players / 14+ years
  • 4X game play experience in less than 60 minutes
  • Easy to teach
  • Action / Movement Programming
  • Area Control / Area Influence
  • Hand Management
  • Variable Powers
  • Scaleable Game Board


Board Game Battle – Helios Expanse Playthrough YouTube

Greenbrier Games - Helios Expanse Trailer YouTube

Greenbrier Games - Live at GAMA Trade Show 2018(Helios) YouTube




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  • "Helios Expanse is coming to a galaxy near you."

    - dicetowernews - Dec 20, 2018, dicetowernews.com
  • "Crazy Eights: Julie Ahern answers questions on Helios Expanse"

    - By Keith Schleicher posted on April 18, 2018, gamingtrend.com

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About Greenbrier Games Inc.

Greenbrier Games, an independent game company based out of Marlborough, MA, is a small team of tabletop games designers and publishers headed up by Jeff Gracia. The company has expanded from their original goal of game design to game publishing, miniatures design, and taking on games in a variety of tabletop styles that all have one common factor; they’re fun to play.

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Helios Expanse Credits

Shawn Macleod

Julie Ahern

Jonathan Madison

Henning Ludvigsen

Allen Panakal

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