So after a major round of playtesting online with friends and at BoardGamegeek.com, a few things came up and the theme of the game (classic space combat) just couldn’t be reconciled with the mechanics. I’ve tried a few theme variations and this one seems to mesh with the mechanics as they sit right now.
PRIVATIZE! is a tile-based (like Hive) 4x-style of game, essentially an explore, utilize and combat sort of game. It is themed in a city being built between rival Land/Construction Barons out to secure the rights to the city.
Anyway – I’ll be making a new page to keep files and posts about Privatize. Print it and Play it!