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A real-time, frantic race to mine and collect sets of rare crystals from the rings of Saturn!




intro_top.jpg Rock Hoppers. Meteor miners. Junk jockeys.

Whatever they’re called, their career is not for the faint hearted. Racing mining ships through dangerous debris fields to be the first to mine precious materials can only end in glorious wealth…or a casket. intro_bottom.jpg

Rockhoppers is a fast-paced, realtime racing and set collection game that utilizes dice. Lots of dice.


With six different factions to choose from, Rockhoppers sees all players simultaneously pilot their mining ships around the rings of Saturn in a race to mine rare crystals (‘dice’) hidden within the space rocks. rockhoppers_pilots2.gif

Use different combinations of mined crystals to propel your ship forward, upgrade your ship’s functionality and score points!

At the end of the game, players receive points for the crystals they have collected, and bonus points for specific combinations of crystals they have collected.


Mine a variety of rare crystals!

The rocks within Saturn's rings contain crystals (aka “dice”) in four different densities (D4, D8, D12 and D20) and four different types: rockhoppers_crystals1.gif spacer150.png

Draw a card to scan a new sector!

Some scanned rocks in the sector may be empty, but others may contain precious crystals. rockhoppers_scanning.gif spacer150.png

Everyone moves at the same time!

No more waiting for your turn. All ships move in realtime in a clockwise direction around Saturn. Which sector will you target? rockhoppers_movement.gif spacer150.png

Combine crystals for afterburn propulsion!

Switch orbits with a single hop, or roll your dice for afterburn. Will you risk overshooting your target with one big roll, or play it safe with many little rolls? rockhoppers_propulsion.gif spacer150.png

Race your rivals to the next mining opportunity!

Once within a scanned sector, a ship may mine one crystal per turn. Get there early to mine more crystals! rockhoppers_sector.gif spacer150.png

Upgrade your ship!

Shield against collisions, peek at unscanned rocks and more! But will you sacrifice a crystal to power your ship's upgraded functionality? rockhoppers_collection.gif spacer150.png

Set collection!

Certain crystal arrangements in your cargo bay earn you bonus points at the end of the game...but you can't rearrange your mined crystals during the game. rockhoppers_points.gif


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Publish Date August 14, 2023
Edition First
Department Games
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More Info Rockhoppers web site

Why buy this?

Collecting crystals, zooming around planets and hopping to other rings seems absolutely entertaining, creating the feeling that you are part of a space gold rush of sorts.

  • Easy to learn...but hard to master!
  • Play with up to six players...let the party begin!
  • Many types of dice...yet not a single d6 to be found!


  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • 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.


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