One board game which had my interest piqued all the way back when it was originally announced is Kepler-3042 from the fine folks at Renegade Game Studios. Now we can expect the science fiction game to land in stores on December 13th. The title takes players into the far flung future as humanity takes to the stars in an attempt to colonize the Milky Way. Sara Erickson mentioned to me that his will be the meatiest strategy game to date from Renegade and I certainly can’t wait to see this up close and personal. Kepler-3042 is for one to four players, ages 14+, plays in around 60-90 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $65.00.
The year is 3042, and humanity is ready to explore the stars. Scientists have been studying the nearby celestial bodies for centuries, and they have identified the best candidates for human habitation. At long last, the nations of Earth have the technology to reach the stars. A peaceful competition has begun as they send their starships into the cosmos. In the end, all of humanity will win, but which nation will be remembered as the greatest pioneers?
Kepler-3042 is a game of exploration and colonization. You must carefully manage your resources as you colonize, exploit, and terraform the planets of the Milky Way, developing critical technologies along the way. Each round, you choose which action to perform and which bonuses to activate to further your goals. The nation with the most victory points at the end will be remembered by history as the greatest explorers in the galaxy!
- Explore the cosmos and colonize habitable planets
- Develop critical technology while carefully managing resources
- The greatest explorer will be remembered throughout the galaxy!
This was originally a Kickstarter game from Placentia Games and Post Scriptum. The game play in this version has not changed. Some rules have been slightly clarified, but not changed. The major difference is that the art has been redone by famed artist, Kwanchai Moriya (Flip Ships).