GenCon 51 Preview: Space Park

From the publisher:

Ride a rocket to extraordinary destinations across our galaxy. During your travels you will gather exotic crystals that further our understanding of what's out there. Use these crystals to complete exploration badges and turn them in at the mysterious Outpost 13 to prove yourself as the galaxy's next great space explorer!

Space Park features a modular board where seven destinations are randomly arranged to form a circle between players. During a player's turn, rockets will be on three of the board's seven destinations. These rockets symbolize what destinations are available for a player to travel to. Once a player travels to a destination by performing its action, that rocket moves to the next open destination clockwise.

Destinations feature actions such as gaining a certain type of crystal, acquiring a new badge to work towards, turning in your crystals for Explorer Points, or using your trusty explorer-bot Scout to help out. The player with the most Explorer Points at the end of the game wins.

Why I'm Interested in It

Keymaster Games (Control, Campy Creatures, Claims of Gold) looks like they have a fun and light worker placement game in the style of the pulp science fiction stories of the 40s and 50s. I love the box art, which is reminiscent of those sci-fi novels of that era. Even the artwork of the cards and design of the pieces are gorgeous. And it's basically space exploration? That seals my excitement seal right there.

Solo play involves obtaining Explorer Points against the bot, Scout. Scout runs through the Badge deck to move the rockets and himself. With solo play out of the box, and three rocketship miniatures, Space Park appears as if this game is a great travel game.

I can't wait to get a hands-on demonstration, if the company is providing those, to see the art in person and maybe take it for a solo test drive.

Space Park was funded through Kickstarter, and will be at the Keymaster booth at location 2445. If you can't make it to GenCon, you can pre-order a copy. According to BGG, they will have copies for sale.

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