Categorías: English

Sector 6 Board Game Review

Sector 6 is a game from Dracoideas publisher succesfully funded through Kickstarter, it’s a board game with tile placement, direct confrontation, movement, puzzle and resource management. Do you want to know what is this all about or how does all of this fit? Just keep reading.

Sector 6 Box

Obliti is the roughest prison in the universe, rights are non-existent, everything must be earned, even at the expense of others. Each cycle the sadistic guards of the jail open access to the so-called Sector 6 of the prison to couples of unfortunate prisoners who will work as a team to get enough oxygen points and survive at least until the next cycle.

This section of the prison is an immense network of ever changing corridors with oxygen distributors, which you must use to fill your tank if you want to survive until the next cycle. Life is hard and has very little value in this place.

Sector 6 is both a place and a protagonist in this story of survival, where the participants are involved in a bloodsport. A theme that we have seen in other games such as Death Show TV.


when it comes to categories Sector 6 enter in what we know as an abstract game, since we could change oxygen points by magic berries or by fuel, in high fantasy and modern day settings respectively, and that would not change the mechanics of the game not a simple bit.

Sector 6 Rulebooks and Visual Guide

This game could be played from one to six players, with an estimated game time of about 30 minutes. Something I liked so much is that the rulebook begins with the simplest mode of play then move forward in complexity and adding some interesting variants, including solitaire and the possibility of teams as well as rules to play a campaign.

The rulebooks are clear in terms of recommending that the first few games you should play using the pre-established labyrinths and simply accumulating points as you move through the corridors, at least while learning.

Then, as the expertise in the game increases, players will be able to make their own labyrinths and will have to spend part of oxygen points when moving.

Sector 6 is a game with a comfortable learning curve that requires a lot of strategy from the beginning.


The game contains very good quality materials, the cardboard is thick, punching the tokens and tiles was easy and fast, the miniatures are not the best we have seen but I think they are nice and appropriate to the game.

On the other hand it brings three books printed in full-color on good quality glossy paper, and a very important feature, rulebooks come in five languages, english, spanish, french, german and italian. The base game contains:

Sector 6 miniatures
  • 3 Game handbooks:
    • Rulebook
    • Game Variants
    • Visual reference guide
  • 4 miniatures sets:
    • 3 red models
    • 3 yellow models
    • 2 grey models
    • 2 black models
  • 40 hexagonal tiles:
    • 8 of a wall (red)
    • 8 of two walls (yellow)
    • 8 of three walls (green)
    • 8 of four walls (blue)
    • 8 insertion points of four colors
  • 32 point markers:
    • 8 of a point (green)
    • 8 of two points (yellow)
    • 8 of three points (red)
  • 8 of four points (blue)

Something not mentioned before but is remarkable is the insert in the box that is quite useful and perfectly made to fit all the pieces from the basic game and those from Kickstarter extras.

Additionally, the Kickstarter brought four insertion points with three connections and three walls, four six oxygen point tiles, five coasters and a velvet pouch.


Mechanically Sector 6 varies slightly according to the variant used, but in general it is as follows.

Sector 6 Initial set up with three players in one of the standard maps

A labyrinth is created, this can be one of those that are already preset in the visual guide or using rules for tile placement, oxygen chips are placed according to the color of each tile with values between one and four points, then the players take turns to choose where to position their entry point(s) so that they touch at least two tiles and right after that their two prisoners.

Then, the players will alternate moving one of their prisoners, when you leave your entry point there is not much to do, but once you leave another tile you must decide if you’re going to perform an action in the space you just left, these actions can be taking his oxygen points token, rotating the tile one face in the direction you want or doing nothing.

When choosing to rotate the tile, if the gears of the tile are in contact with the gears of other tiles, every tile connected must rotate too but in the opposite direction, this is very useful to know how it works and master it perfectly to open or block areas with oxygen points or even lock the opponent.

The game ends when a miniature is positioned on top of the last available oxygen point token, the winner is the player with the most oxygen points at the end.


Finally, we could summary Sector 6 in the following features:

It offers a different situation in each game, the configuration of the board has practically infinite amount of possibilities.

The luck factor in the game is nonexistent.

The learning curve and the number of variants allows Sector 6 to reach a large number of audiences, from children to adults, from gamers to casual, everyone getting a lot of fun. In fact we played it with casual players and even a 9-year-old boy, who got the rules instantly and played without problems.

Sector 6 in the insert fits everything from the base game and the Kickstarter extras

It is a game that requires a lot of strategic planning and decision-making, you must constantly ask yourself, if it is better to take that oxygen sheet or if it is preferable to move the tile to block the opponent, if you go first through that intricate path to reach a four points token or if it is preferable to take other less valuable but easier to reach ones, and even you often try to guess the next movements of your opponents to make the best decisions. So it is also suitable for competitive and experienced players.

The components are of very good quality.

Finally, Sector 6 is a highly recommended game if you like mental challenges, competition and strategy.

I would not recommend Sector 6 to people who do not like abstract games, who require a strong immersion component or who have spatial vision difficulties.

Rene Lara

Soy un padre friki que disfruta compartiendo sus hobbies en familia, jugamos de todo sean euros, wargames de miniaturas o party games, lo importante es divertirse. Breve lista de cosas que me gustan ciencia ficción, (en especial Dune), Fantasía (en especial El Señor de los Anillos), Heavy Metal, Jazz, cómics, ciencia, historia, juegos de rol (En especial Dungeons and Dragons), juegos de mesa, juegos de video, wargames de miniaturas y mucho más.

Deja un comentario

Entradas recientes

Infinity the Academy – Básico: Tenientes

En el juego de estrategia Infinity es obligatorio llevar un perfil con la habilidad de teniente, aquí abordamos sobre qué es, como funciona y algunas…


Dungeons and Dragons: reglas malinterpretadas de este juego de rol (DnD RPG)

Dungeons and Dragons 5e es más sencillo que algunas las ediciones anteriores, sin embargo, siguen habiendo reglas que la gente interpreta de forma errónea.


Infinity N4 Misión 033: Órdenes Coordinadas

Misión para la comunidad que juega Infinity, juego de miniaturas con estética cyberpunk, esta vez trabajaremos con los Tokens de Mando y las Órdenes Combinadas.


Ork Warboss Kitbash Warhammer 40k Kill Team (Tutorial)

Tutorial sobre como hacer un Warboss personalizado para Warhammer 40k Kill Team, usando la técnica del Kitbash.


Monster Hunter World: The Board Game (Pocas horas del Kickstarter)

Quedan pocas horas para que acabe la campaña de Monster Hunter: World The Board Game, conócelo quizás te interese.


Infinity N4 ¿Cuál Facción jugar? 5: Haqqislam

Es momento de analizar a los maestros en biotecnología en Infinity N4, Haqqislam, conoce las características de este ejército y sus diferentes sectoriales.


Esta web usa cookies.