Cover of Universal Rule featuring Saaze

Universal Rule is a 4X science fiction card game for 3-5 players that takes place in Button Shy's Pocket Universe line. Designed by Chip Beauvais with art by Sara Beauvais and layout by Jason Washburn (of Talon Strikes Studios). Gameplay lasts 30-45 minutes and is recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Story Edit

Deep in the Pocket Universe, the balance of power is shifting. Seventeen newly discovered planets are being colonized and tapped for crucial resources. Shifting alliances and stacks of galactic credits influence battles for control. Can you claim Universal Rule in this 4x wallet game from Button Shy?

About the Game Edit

In Universal Rule, players battle for control of the universe in this pocket sized 4X style game. You can colonize new planets, explore new areas on those planets, gain credits based off of the resources that the planet produces, or attempt to destroy other planets that threaten your existence. Other players can follow, but at a cost. The first player to show their true dominance through victory points, will win the game.

Planets Edit

The list of planets found in Universal Rule are:


Cover of Universal Rule: Edge of War featuring Yanfred Jima

Game Mechanics Edit

Edge of War Edit

Edge of War is an expansion to Universal Rule that introduces three new planet cards that integrate with the 4th X, exterminate. The Roza System is a protective pacifist planet, while Vianov has a very destructive Eater of Worlds ability. And in-between is Wovis, a sacrifice of a planet that destroys your own planets for great control over the battlefield. These three cards are shuffled in and three random cards are removed to mix up the Universal Rule game play.

Planets in Edge of War Edit

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