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Galaxy of Pen & Paper (Series) Review
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Posted: 3 months ago.

Author: Hannah Robertson, Jo Robertson and @GeekDadGamer.


Galaxy of Pen & Paper is a role-playing game about commanding a spaceship crew on missions. You get to design and upgrade your team in a similar fashion to table-top roleplay games, like Dungeons and Dragons. Here though, it's a sci-fi world. It's the majesty of space with the charm of the basement.

Like any good role-play adventure, you start by creating your characters, humans and aliens, from their appearance, abilities, roles and gadgets. Entering battles, you roll dice to determine how many actions you can take (attacking, healing, upgrading) before you start. You then enter a digital turn-taking battle like a classic role-playing game.

It's an unusual set-up as you control not only the group but the level of challenge they meet. Decide which side-quests they take on. And decide who you take onto each of these missions. It's a clever combination of digital and physical adventuring that makes you feel like you are in charge as well as entering into a procedurally generated challenge.

There are a number of games in the series that build upon each other. The Knights of Pen & Paper, which are previous to Galaxy of Pen & Paper, have medieval based adventures and quests rather than sci-fi:
  • Knights of Pen & Paper (2012) on iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC
  • Knights of Pen & Paper 2 (2015) on iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Mac
  • Galaxy of Pen & Paper (2017) on iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Mac

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 30/10/2012, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Role-Playing and Turn-Based

Accessibility: 7 features

Developer: Behold Studios (@BeholdStudios)


Duration: This game will take between 10 hours and 15 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. Free additional content for this game was added for all platforms. This includes new characters, classes, missions, planets and skills.

The previous games are Knights of Pen & Paper (2012) and Knights of Pen & Paper 2 (2015) which are still available to buy and download.

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Content Rating

Galaxy of Pen & Paper (2017) is rated PEGI 7 for mild violence.

Knights of Pen & Paper 2 (2015) is rated PEGI 7 because it features mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human-like characters and violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures.

Knights of Pen & Paper (2012) is rated PEGI 7 for depictions of non-realistic violence towards fantasy characters, depictions of non-detailed and non-realistic violence towards non-detailed human-like characters, and depictions of non-realistic violence of a minor nature towards human-like characters. Characters brightly flash and shake upon the impact of the attacks, and numbers appear above their heads showing the amount of damage that has been inflicted. All the enemies feature a health bar, which when depleted causes the enemies to die and vanish. The playable human characters also have a health and magic bar, and when their health bar has been depleted the chair that they were sitting on becomes a tombstone.

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