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Manage limited resources with everchanging strategies in this game where space discovery and future meet real science for 1-4 players!
Manage limited resources with everchanging strategies in this game where space discovery and future meet real science for 1-4 players!
383 backers pledged €22,748 to help bring this project to life.

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Kepler-3042 is the 5th game by Placentia Games. It will be released in Italian and English.

English rules HERE. The layout is a draft, as explained here.

Bgg page HERE

Materiale in italiano QUI e in fondo alla campagna.

The game is FUNDED! Stretch Goals here!

This is an Eurogame, and its main strenght are the rules' mechanics, but we'll give you many other GALACTIC features! Improved graphics, improved materials, a whole pack of new contents and an amazing scientific booklet! So don't be afraid to be alone in the space. We care about you and your resources. We can assure that this will be a great adventure!!!

 

As the previous ones, especially Florenza and Bretagne, it uses classic mechanics of resource management (produce, spend, develop) in an innovative way. Every player has a limited quantity of resources: Energy, Matter and Antimatter. They can burn through some, losing them forever, in order to complete additional actions and speed up their strategy.

Players: 1-4
Time: 60-120
Age: 14+

  • Because it's sold at a fair price;
  • Because it's a valid and innovative game;
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And some other components: score sheets, first player tile, roundmarker and so on...

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE! 24 starship stickers! + 68 Nation markers stickers!

You can take a look to these video reviews and/or read below:

Cliquenabend:

 Undead Viking:

English review by Il Nano Borbone here!

Preview by Opinionated Gamers here!

Every player only has 17 resources to manage for the entire game: 7 Energy, 7 Matters and 3 Antimatters. 

Players can produce or use them multiple times, but will never have larger quantities of the resources at their disposal. 
On every turn, the player must choose an action among these:

Additionally, the player can burn 1 or 2 resources to accomplish 1 or 2 Bonus actions. This allows him/her to complete moves that are more powerful and effective, but also reduces the top limit of resources at the player’s disposal.

 

There really are many ways to win; no opening move is better than the others and none is mandatory. You can colonize five planets right away or conquer just a couple at the end of the game, you can rely on technologies or on leadership tracks or ignore them almost entirely. You can push your spaceships at astronomical speeds or move them in small steps. We’ve completed dozens of tests and have seen that each one of these paths can lead to victory. 

The author and his wife, Valentina, with the very first prototype (courtesy of Giochiegiocatori.net)
The author and his wife, Valentina, with the very first prototype (courtesy of Giochiegiocatori.net)

 

Prototype: phase 2
Prototype: phase 2

 

Prototype: phase 3 (courtesy of Gioconomicon.net)
Prototype: phase 3 (courtesy of Gioconomicon.net)

 

Prototype: phase 4 (courtesy of Nerdando.com)
Prototype: phase 4 (courtesy of Nerdando.com)

In addition, the random placing of the Celestial Body tiles, the Progress cards and the Secret Objective you pick up, make each game different from the others. 

All the scientific contents are plausible. We hired Adrian Fartade to check that every technological aspect, planetary feature or terraforming process is plausible. If humanity, in a thousand years’ time, will be able to move between the stars or colonise planets, it’s probable that it will do so following the principles herein. 

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Technology board
Technology board

 

 

 

 

Game design: Simone Cerruti Sola

Simone, his wife Valentina and their 8-days-old son Alessandro
Simone, his wife Valentina and their 8-days-old son Alessandro

Kepler-3042 is Simone's 1st game.

Illustrations: Alan D'Amico

Alan D'Amico previously worked on other 17 games.

Graphic artwork: Paolo Vallerga - Scribabs

Scribabs previously worked on other 26 games.

Game development: Post Scriptum

Post Scriptum previously worked on other 24 games.

Scientific consultant: Adrian Fartade

Adrian is an Italian scientific YouTuber, who also gave lectures and conferences at TED, at British Museums and in other events. His YouTube channel (in Italian) is link4universe.

Campaign manager: Andrea Pomelli

Andrea is an italian Economist and Business Analyst, with a passion for Board Games. He used to work for Games Workshop UK, and now he is following the growing Crowdfunding sector, with a focus on games.

Overall supervision and coordination: Placentia Games

Kepler-3042 is Placentia's 5th game.

Not enough? Special pledges available!

EXCLUSIVE GIFT for hand delivery in Essen or Lucca: Earth base board with the name of your town!

One of the planets of the game will have, as its name, your initials and date of birth (e.g.: MS-761003) and, of course, you will also receive one box of the game. Your name will be indicated on the manual as the planet’s discoverer. You will be able to send us the planet’s history to publish on the website.

Receive a box of Kepler-3042 + one box of Sator: Malleus Maleficarum with a 10% discount!

Receive a box of Kepler-3042 + one box of Bretagne with a 10% discount! Only 20 available! 

If you also want to add copies of SATOR: Malleus Maleficarum, simply add +34€ to the pledge for each one.

One of the player boards will have your face on it and you will also receive one box of Kepler-3042 + one box of Florenza 2nd edition + one box of Florenza: The Card Game + one box of Sator: Malleus Maleficarum!Your name will be indicated on the manual as the Nation leader. You will be able to send us the Nation’s history to publish on the website.

The prices above also include one game box. The original papers will be signed by Alan.

AND THEN... KEPLER CONTESTS!

BGG CONTEST

Click this link and put your Thumb Up to any item on our BGG page (every Thumb Up =  +1 Chance of Extraction!): we'll extract ONE name between those in the hat that will win his face on one of the captain's Game Board! (a goal that is included starting from the 199€ pledge... for free!).

BACKER'S CONTEST

Pledge at least 1€ and you'll partecipate at the extraction of one extra Game Box + Your face on a captain Game Board! If you're a backer, you're already in!

You can partecipate both contests to increase your chances, but the best thing is to call friends and suggest them to partecipate as well! For a 1€ pledge, there is a lot at stakes here and every new backer is a small step for him but a giant leap for humanity erhm... for the project! :)

So what are you waiting for: go out and spread the word! Science and Kepler-3042's future is also in your hand now... sharing grants citizienship! :)

SHIPPING RATES:

  • Austria: € 10,00
  • Belgium: € 10,00
  • Canada: € 30,00
  • Denmark: € 10,00
  • Ireland: € 18,00
  • Czech Republic; € 10,00
  • Finland: € 20,00
  • France: € 12,00
  • Germany: € 8,00
  • Hungary: € 15,00
  • Italy: € 5,00
  • Liechtenstein: € 10,00
  • Luxembourg: € 10,00
  • Monaco: € 12,00
  • Netherlands: € 10,00
  • Norway: € 20,00
  • Poland: € 15,00
  • Portugal: € 17,00
  • Slovakia: € 15,00
  • Slovenia: € 15,00
  • Spain: € 17,00
  • Sweden: € 18,00
  • Switzerland: € 10,00
  • UK: € 12,00
  • USA: € 15,00
  • Rest of the world: € 35,00

Reviews in other languages!

Deutsch: Cliquenabend

Italiano: Recensioni minute

 Italiano: Sgananzium

 Spanish: Luis Aguilera

 Finnish:  Todellisuuspako

Risks and challenges

We are skilled game publishers. This is the 5th game for us and the 25th for Post Scriptum. We already have reliable suppliers.

The game will be produced in Europe, so there won't be long delays due to transports.

The quantity of components in the game is fixed by the rules, so we are sure there won't be any shortage!

We are a solid and experienced company in every aspect.

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