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Strategic engine building card game for 1-5 players with amazing illustrations and unique mechanics.
Strategic engine building card game for 1-5 players with amazing illustrations and unique mechanics.
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Interkosmos Printing Schedule | Space Race: The Board Game

Posted by Boardcubator (Creator)


Are you enjoying the summer?  We're happy we can share the news about the Interkosmos printing schedule that you have been waiting for, and much, much more! Let's see:

  • Digital bundle has been sent out
  • Printing schedule update – Interkosmos is ready to roll
  • Space Race: The Board Game with Playmats – on Kickstarter in 2019
  • Essen SPIEL 2018 – Come see Space Race: The Board Game, Interkosmos, L, and Project Z at Hall 2: A132

Digital bundle

Everyone who has pledged for the Art Lovers Digital Bundle should have already received it. Look for an email from in your mailbox, including the spam folder. If you can't find it, send us an email to

Interkosmos printing schedule update

Now to the main news: Interkosmos is scheduled for print! Today, the printer set the latest possible day for Interkosmos to be finished to September 3!

Last week we finally received an updated quote for the Interkosmos print with the correct specifications. After we approved the specifications, the printer's graphic department put together an Interkosmos print sheets for us to look over (see the illustration below). We have confirmed they are accurate and now everything is ready to go.

Interkosmos print sheets.
Interkosmos print sheets.

The next and also the last step is the printing itself. We are awaiting a more accurate printing date estimate, after which we will send you a shipping update.


The short answer is: YES, there will be playmats! The long answer is: ...and much more than that!

When you said you wanted Space Race playmats, we’ve heard you loud and clear. In fact, more than half of you asked for a playmat in the Kickstarter survey including one for the Universe, player mats, and also for the solo game. There’s no way we could have ignore such demand, and so we started looking into bringing these enhancements into Space Race.

We also knew we wanted the playmats to be more than just an illustration pasted on a piece of neoprene, which, gradually, led us to approach it as a board for the game. Since there is, technically, no board in Space Race, it needed (and still needs) further development and tweaks in some mechanics so the playmats can further enrich the gameplay.

Space Race: The Board Game

We'll answer the continuing demand for more Space Race copies together with the call for playmats for all the possible game areas by launching a new Kickstarter campaign for Space Race: The Board Game in the first half of 2019. Playmats will be available as an add-on, along with an “upgrade pack” for returning backers that will include all the new enhancements for the game.

Testing a possible size of the Universe in Space Race: The Board Game.
Testing a possible size of the Universe in Space Race: The Board Game.

Essen SPIEL 2018

Has Space Race: The Board Game made you curious? Come take a closer look during Essen SPIEL! Just like last year, we’re looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible! You’ll find our booth in Hall 2: A132, so don’t hesitate to stop by, say hello, and check out all the Space Race news as well as our other upcoming games: L and Project Z.

We can’t wait to meet you there!

As always, thank you for your support and for being part of the Space Race community! What do you think about the news and how do you like the digital bundles? Are you looking forward to see Space Race: The Board Game and the playmats? Let us know in the comments!

Michal and Jan

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    1. Michal Mikes Collaborator on

      @andrew: actually, yes! Take a look at the latest Kickstarter update that we've just published. :)

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      andrew on

      Sept 3 is approaching fast. Any updates?

    3. Michal Mikes Collaborator on

      @Jacob: The playmat/board will allow us to improve, for example, tracking some gameplay elements and perhaps even to tweak some mechanics so they work better with a board, so the game with the playmat/board will be very close, but probably not entirely the same as Space Race: The Card Game.

      @Altono: It's great to hear you like the news! :) For me, personally, the weather in the Czech Republic is about 10 degrees above to what I find comfortable. :)

    4. Jacob Gunness

      Exciting :) So just to be sure: Space Race: The Card Game + playmat = Space Race: The Board Game?

    5. Altono

      This sounds awesome 😊 The summer is terribly hot though.