Be the first to develop technology, build rockets, and colonize another star system.
The year is 2169 and mankind has pretty much filled up the Earth. It has been 200 years since man first set foot on the Moon. Now there are cities on the Moon and Mars, and mining communities in the asteroid belt. But our Solar System is just the beginning. It might be home, but Earth is the only truly hospitable planet nearby. However, recent breakthroughs in warp travel mean that interstellar voyages are finally a reality. There are several extrasolar systems that have been discovered to have planets and moons which appear to be very Earthlike, and likely hospitable. The nearest of these is in the Gamma Leporis tri-star system, 29 light years away from Earth. A series of moons orbiting a gas giant named Yutu show breathable atmospheres, tolerable radiation levels, reasonable temperatures, liquid water, and plenty of land. Now, the race is on. Terran, Lunar, Martian, and Belter organizations are competing to be the first to send humans to one of these habitable moons and establish a permanent human colony. It will take research, determination, and a bit of luck to be the first to arrive. Do you have what it takes to drive the next great space triumph and win the Race to the Moons?
Overview: Race to the Moons is a worker placement game where 2-5 players (solo variant included) are working to research the technology needed to complete an interstellar mission and be the first to found a human colony on a moon system around a gas planet in another solar system. Players must research four technologies that affect four parts of the mission: Launch, Journey, Arrival & Landing, and Colonization. Players must also work on building ships, building facilities (research, factories, launch stations, and more), managing money, and improving public opinion. Players must successfully build and launch ships, , have a successful journey, arrive at the destination, and set up a successful colony to earn enough points to beat the competition.
NOTE: Race to the Moons includes a printed copy of the Quick Rules. You can download the full rules, including full detail, examples, solo variant, and advanced rules from this game's page on The Game Crafter.
This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.