Mighty Boards currently has a crowdfunding project running to bring the science fiction board game Excavation Earth to print. In the game, players represent alien races who are exploring a future (and uninhabited) Earth as each looks to uncover the most impressive ancient artifacts. The game is for one to four players, ages 14+, and plays in 30-120 minutes. The Kickstarter funded in the first day and you can reserve a copy of the core game for a $50.00 pledge through April 29th. Expected delivery is this November.
From Mighty Boards:
A century from now all that remains of earth is the detritus that humanity left behind. The races of a neighboring solar system have a penchant for artifacts left behind by extinct races. In Excavation: Earth you lead one of these races of alien explorers on their quest to excavate rare human artifacts and curate the ultimate art collection to sell off.
Excavation Earth is divided into 3 rounds each of which starts with players drafting a hand of multi-use cards that will then be used to perform actions. Players then take quick turns playing actions that allow them to move their explorers around the world map, excavate for artifacts, deploy traders to bazaars and influencers to affect prices and wheel and deal on the black market.
The artifacts you dig up can either be sold to the bazaars housed on one of the aliens’ ships that landed on Earth or added to a collection that will be sold-off as a coherent art collection to museums back home. Excavation Earth ends after 3 rounds and the winner is the player that makes the most money during the game.
Includes solo mode by Nick Shaw & David Turczi.