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About this project

"No nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in this race for space." - John F. Kennedy, May 25, 1961

The newly elected president John F. Kennedy gives a speech to the nation, touching on several crucial points. One of them is the conquest of space, and more precisely of the Moon. He promises that, by the end of the decade, an American will set foot on the moon. This sets off a race between the countries with the most advanced space technology to be the first to conquer space. You are in charge of the space program of one of the nations competing to be the first to the Moon. You have to plan your research strategy, hire brilliant scientists to improve your technical achievements, and perform training missions, all with the ultimate goal of delivering a man to the Moon... before the end of 1969!

The Mission

The game was a critical darling of Essen and sold out very quickly. We would like to work with Cranio Creations to produce a second printing of the game for American audiences who missed out on the first printing. This second printing will be the same high quality game as the first edition with some great additions if we can hit the stretch goals. We have some really exciting stretch goals in mind for everyone so let's take this project to the moon!

The Components

- 1 Game Board

- 10 Research Sheets

- 39 Intelligence Cards

- 5 Special Dice

- 80 Scientist Cubes

---- 40 Basic Scientists (White)

---- 10 Rookie Scientists (Blue)

---- 10 Famous Scientists (Green)

---- 10 Genius Scientists (Red)

---- 10 Spies (Black)

- 5 Rocket Pawns

- 40 Flag Tokens

- 10 Bonus Tokens

- 50 Banknotes

- 1 First Player Marker

- 1 Game Turn marker

- Rulebook

The Rewards

$10 Pledge Level - One Small Step - At this reward level, you'll be getting a ceramic rocket that can be used to upgrade your rocket token in the game 1969. It can also be used as a decoration if you feel like it, whatever floats your boat. The picture above shows a painted rocket, the rocket you will receive will be unpainted. Domestic shipping is included, we ask that our International backers please add $10 to cover the added cost of shipping.

$50 Pledge Level - Liftoff - A copy of the game 1969! You can find more info about the game here. Domestic shipping is included, we ask that our International backers please add $20 to cover the added cost of shipping.

$55 Pledge Level - Major Tom - A copy of the game 1969 as well as the unpainted ceramic rocket. Domestic shipping is included, we ask that our International backers please add $20 to cover the added cost of shipping.

$85 Pledge Level - Rocket Man - A copy of 1969, the unpainted ceramic rocket, and a copy of Cranio Creation's earlier game Escape From the Aliens in Outer Space. You can find more info on Escape over here. Domestic shipping is included, we ask that our International backers please add $30 to cover the added cost of shipping.

The Stretch Goals

$20K - A mini expansion for the game that will allow you to gain more money by sacrificing prestige points!

$30K - ??????????????????????

Risks and challenges

One of the big challenges with bringing this game over is lining up the shipments of the games and the stretch goals so that they all arrive at much the same time. Ideally you want them all to arrive at the same time so that all rewards can be sent in a timely manner, this can be tricky to pull off and can result in delays as we have seen in our previous projects. We now have experience with how this works and have pushed our end date out a bit to compensate for these issues. We hope to be able to ship out backers' rewards earlier than stated, but want to play it safe and have a later timetable than we think we'll need.

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    ONE SMALL STEP - A small ceramic rocket that can be used as an upgrade to the rocket tokens found in the game. It would also look nice on a shelf for any collectors out there....

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    ROCKET MAN - A copy of the game 1969, the ceramic rocket, and a copy of Cranio Creation's earlier game Escape From the Aliens in Outer Space!

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