Exploration is an innovative space themed game with a mix of deckbuilder, area control and unique orbital movement mechanics. You will take control of corporations at the start of the new Space Race. Send out colonization ships, dispatch science expeditions, collect resources, modify your designs, develop new technology, or even sabotage your opponent’s missions.
Unique orbital movement mechanics greatly increasing game immersion
Spaceship fleet deckbuilding game
A flexible strategy depending on your opponent's moves
30 - 150 minutes of gameplay for 1 - 5 players
What is in the box?
Hours of space missions, and
1 Double-sided SPACE MAP board
3 SPACE MAP expansions: Venus, Jpiter's Moons, Ceres
5 Spaceport (player's) boards
40 Spaceship miniatures
40 Spaceship cards (140 x 90 mm)
20 Solo mode cards (100 x 70 mm)
54 Cards (88 x 63 mm)
42 Mission cards (67 x 44 mm)
60 Plastic cubes
126 Other components
1 Maneuver dice
Build up your fleet with an array of ships, from transporters to destroyers, and everything in between. Some ships rely on speed and maneuverability, while others boast impressive shields and armaments. Build your fleet to your faction’s strengths to gain dominance of near-Earth space.
Orbital maneuver movement
The Space is immeasurable and your only limitation is the energy that determines the paths of space exploration. The rule is simple, the more complex the maneuver you want to do, the more energy it consumes. You must be well prepared to build a habitat on Mars!
Riches and experiences await intrepid explorers, and those who make their way to the space beyond gain even greater rewards. But beware, for with unexplored space comes unfortunate events. Explore effectively to get ahead of the competition.
When the competition gets fierce, only the strong survive. Attack other factions to hinder their progress—and increase your own. Some ships can take more of a beating than others, so plan carefully, or risk being on the receiving end of a deadly counter attack.
Earn points by completing secret missions, destroying enemy spaceships, gathering resources, and more. But be wary of your opponents, because they’re also out there with the intent to control near-Earth space. Use your resources to gain the upper hand and show the other factions who deserves the right to this final frontier.