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Join the new Space Race in a space themed game with innovative orbital movement mechanics for 1-5 players.
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Game set up for 4 players
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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 
  •  Area control  
  • A flexible strategy depending on your opponent's moves 
  • 30 - 150 minutes of gameplay for 1 - 5 players  
  • Solo mode

*Miniature is not part of the gameplay
*Miniature is not part of the gameplay

Fleet

Build up your fleet with an array of ships, from  transports 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!

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Explore

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. 

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Battle

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.


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Domination

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. 





Original version of game was prepared in English. Also we will prepare printed versions in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish. You will be able to choose your language in our survey after KS campaign. There will be no extra charge for other than english versions.



We will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter ends, to avoid   shipping cost differences. We will collect this via pledge manager. We will ship your rewards at our cost to our fullfilment partner's international hubs placed in USA, Canada, Germany and Australia. 

Below is the list of estimated shipping cost.These prices includes VAT and Import Taxes.

  • Poland - $6
  • Spain / United States - $10
  • United Kingdom - $12
  • Canada / Germany - $14
  • Australia / France / Italy / Belgium / Switzerland  - $16
  • Japan / Norway / Sweden / Thailand - $18
  • Other countries in EU - up to $25
  •  Rest of world - up to $45 

Please note that this is estimate cost of shipping and this values  may change during and after campaign. For more info about retailers pledge shipping please contact us on pl.yteam@outlook.com


Ply Games is a member of Indie Game Alliance. That's why you will be able to pickup your game for free on Gen Con, Dice Tower Con or Origins Game Fair! You will be able to choose prefered convention in backer survey.

Damian Korus is the designer of Exploration and founder of Ply Games.

Patryk R. is the lead graphic designer for Exploration.

Marius J. is the illustrator of spaceports and maneuvers. You can find more of his work here.

Justinas V. is the illustrator of events and development cards. You can find more of his work here.

Jason M. and Bilal K. are 3D modelers and Exploration miniature designers.

The project video was made by We Make Games.

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all of playtesters. We had over 300 playtests featured by 62 playtesters. Special thanks to Kicktester, Joe and Gamerati who gave the game the right shape. 

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

Exploration has been in playtest since Feburary 2017. The game rules are now finished and well balanced. Please note that this is not a pre-order and the final product might slightly change in the process. All potential changes will be discussed with the community. We will work with famous Kickstarter manufacturer and based on their experience the estimated delivery date is beginning of April 2020, but keep in mind this is only an estimate.

REFUND POLICY
All pledges can be refunded up to 14 days after the end of the Kickstarter campaign. After that we will be unable to refund you fees charged by Kickstarter and Stripe. Refunds will no longer be available after we start processing your order. In case of problems with obtaining the ordered copy, we will refund all the costs incurred by the backer. All refunds will be made via PayPal or Stripe, and in the project’s currency. This project is being funded in USD and any refunds processed will be in USD for the exact amount received in USD, excluding any applicable fees depending on the time of the refund being processed.

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    Ply Games will manufacture for you a big scale Destroyer miniature. The size of miniature depends on number of backers. Please find more details in Collector section on page.

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    Exploration Core Box including all unlocked Stretch Goals.

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    Exploration Core Box including all unlocked Stretch Goals and Conqueror expansion. (10 USD discount)

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    Exploration Core Box including all unlocked Stretch Goals, Recover, Super maneuver, Conqueror expansions and Collector's pledge (10 USD discount).

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