is designed for growing families, science-lovers, and hobby gamers. Simple rules combine with interesting and challenging game play. The thematic elements of the game have been developed with an eye on the science, led by a scientist working on NASA's search for life on Mars, and are complemented with stunning and original artworks.
In Planetarium a new and unique solar system will be forged from the swirling mass of matter that orbits its star. Players will take part in this creation, moving tokens to simulate gravity and the accretion of matter, crashing it onto planets that have begun to form. Cards will be played that evolve each planet in significant and varied ways; from scorching one into a barren waste, to transforming another into a potential nursery for life. Planets also migrate in their orbits, and each game ends with a completely unique system.
Contents & Credits
1 Game Board, 4 Player Boards, 68 Matter tokens, 4 Planet tokens, 4 Plastic stands, 4 Habitable/Hostile tokens, 52 Evolution cards, 8 Scoring markers, 36 Player markers, 1 English Rule Book, 1 French Rule Book
Game Design: Stéphane Vachon
Additional Design: Dann May
Development: Stéphane Vachon, Dann May, James Lewis
Illustration: Greg May
Art Direction &Graphic Design: Dann May
Special Thanks: Bryan Burgoyne, Jonathan Calleja,Allen Chang, Michael Coulston, Romain Enselme, Claudia Gutierrez, Fabien Haond, Michael Fox, Guido Moyano Loyola, Anthony SweetJon Tennant, Alex Wynnter, Adam Wyse, and Dan Yarrington.
“Planetarium is an amazing game, and I’ve really enjoyed playing it every time that I have had the opportunity to do so. This is an excellent game for families and friends alike. It’s the kind of game that uber gamers and casual gamers can both really sink their teeth into. I give this game a major thumbs up!”