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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 3 2019
€10,891
pledged of €30,000pledged of €30,000 goal
150
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 3 2019

About

Moonshot: The Next Giant Leap is a fun team-based thematic board game for 1-4 players which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. With game mechanics inspired by the technical and political challenges of the space race, players take on engineering or political roles. The first team to complete a successful Moon landing mission wins the game.

The game offers a completely different experience for the two roles, so you can finally have fun and play together with your architect and the striker type friends!

Game Shuttle Labs developed Moonshot to celebrate this historic event. By pledging you can relive one of the most complex and epic feats of humankind on your own table!  

Tableview of the Orbit box from Tabletopia
Tableview of the Orbit box from Tabletopia
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Unboxing video for the Lunar Box prototype, courtesy of Meeples People's Circus

The base game is for 2-4 players (solo mode designed by David Turczi is our first stretch goal). Players embody the two great powers - the USA and the USSR - competing in the space race by forming two teams. Each team has two roles: a Politician and an Engineer.

The game is played in rounds until:

  • a team accomplishes a successful Moon landing mission;
  • or a team gets so ahead of the other financially that it's impossible to compete with its economic advantage (critical budget difference);
  • or the support of a team's space program plunges (popularity loss).

A round is divided into four phases: 

Each round starts with a 2-minute strategic discussion about the team's tactics. 

This is followed by the simultaneous actions of each team's Politicians and Engineers. Politicians use their influence to support their nation's Space Program, announce future missions and launches while trying to prevent their opponent from achieving their goals. Meanwhile, Engineers spend money to develop their rocket blueprints or run tests to reduce certain risks during launch. 

Politicians' actions

Engineers' actions:

Having done their actions, players follow the rocket launches and the results of the missions. 

Mission launch:

Each round is finished by end-of-round administration that is to say, each team determines the resources available for the next round.

You can find the preliminary text only rules by clicking here.

After you are somewhat familiar with them, grab a player aid and try the game now!

The game is available on Tabletop Simulator & Tabletopia.

  " I was pleasantly surprised by this game. Interesting elements put together in one game."

- Ella Loves Board Games (Man vs Meeple contributor)

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While you follow the progress of the campaign, hop over to our Instagram to expand your knowledge about space exploration, the Apollo missions and all things Moon! During the campaign we will host a space themed quiz in our Instagram stories: there will be a fun question every day! Based on the number of correct answers we receive the game will be extended to include informative materials about the Space Race, and a brand new game module

Do you know how far the Moon actually is? To help you grasp the astronomical distance, we’ll follow your boxes on the journey from the factory in China to your doorstep. Let’s see how far we get, and how many times could we reach the Moon if we actually would be able to drive upwards! You may even find some rewards during the journey.

We'll ship everywhere in the world, the shipping rates below are subject to change. We will charge for shipping on the Pledge Manager. 

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Risks and challenges

We’ve been preparing this project for over more than a year now, learning the business side of game publishing from great materials provided by the awesome board gaming community. We’ve also personally consulted with other creators to ensure we deliver a great campaign experience and an exceptional product to our backers.

As a first time creator, we know these are not guarantees by themselves and many unexpected events may happen. We already have secured quotes from manufacturing partners (Panda GM and LongPack Games) and fulfillment partners (e.g. VFI Asia, Starlit Citadel, QML) for the project to be financially viable, and also to ensure delivering the rewards by the promised deadline.

Both potential manufacturing partners have a proven track record of producing high-quality board games in big quantities, and the fulfillment partners we intend to work have also significant experience in crowdfunding fulfillment.

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    Pledge €5 or more About US$ 6

    DIY Rocket

    PnP version and access to Pledge Manager

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    Pledge €49 or more About US$ 54

    Orbit Box

    Get the essential fun and thematic gameplay experience. Team up and race to conquer the Moon!

    Includes:
    • Moonshot: The Next Giant Leap core box
    • All unlocked Stretch Goals
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    Pledge €69 or more About US$ 77

    Lunar Box

    Get everything included in the Orbit Box plus the 15 cm tall rocket miniatures and the payload minis.

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    • Moonshot: The Next Giant Leap core box
    • Moonshot: The Next Giant Leap miniature set
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    Explorer Pack

    Our offer for group orders. It's more fun to conquer the Moon together!

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    • Moonshot: The Next Giant Leap miniature set
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    Pledge €3,500 or more About US$ 3,884

    Giant Leap Box

    One small box for a backer, one giant leap for geekkind. Be our sponsor to develop a CubeSat sized version of "Moonshot: The Next Giant Leap", that could be actually launched into space.

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