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A dial-driven asymmetric deck based game about space domination.
Dial up to deep space: a dial-driven asymmetric card game where choice trumps luck.
Dial up to deep space: a dial-driven asymmetric card game where choice trumps luck.
376 backers pledged €15,538 to help bring this project to life.

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  • Interconnected Dial / Deck management: variable actions each turn depending on the Dial position.
  • Very distinctive and thematic asymmetric decks and abilities for each Planet.
  • Great replayability and variety thanks to the Solar Boards/Planetary Dials/Expansion combinations.
  • Awesome feeling of theme and immersion thanks to 140+ unique illustrations.
  • Competitive Mode: 2-4 players; Coop Mode: 1-4 players.
  • Duration 15-20 min. per player.
  • Recommended age: 14+ (there is some blood & gore)

 

 

 

  

Click to enjoy our art and see the game factions (pdf)
Click to enjoy our art and see the game factions (pdf)

 


Most APS cards and all Solar Boards can be seen at the bottom of the campaign, above the "Risks and Challenges" section.

☼ Art Updates

Unique Mechanics: the Deck-Dial relationship

Your planetary dial position represents the current state of your civilization, and determines the number of cards you play each turn.

"Cheat Sheets" update
"Cheat Sheets" update

 

You start at position 3 out of 5. Each turn, your planetary position can move forwards or backwards, depending on the cards you play. The four planets have their unique ways to manipulate their planetary position. Each of the 5 positions also has an effect on gameplay.

Click to see a short 2 player game of APS
Click to see a short 2 player game of APS

 

Click to see a short solo game of APS (pdf)
Click to see a short solo game of APS (pdf)

 

☼ Gameplay Updates

☼ Rules

The Kwarenteen Preview

  • “The dynamic between all that is awesome! It doesn’t really feel like any other card game I’ve played.”
  • “It’s very fresh and very unique. I definitely recommend checking it out!”

Gamerati (The Curators)

Listen from 17:22.

  • "It's unlike any other card game I've ever played. My favorite card game, hands down, is Android Netrunner. And A Place in the Sun is a pretty close second because of the dynamic between that wheel and your cards. And that is only for Humans. The other three races - they all play totally different."
  • "This game deserves way more attention than it's getting. I cannot talk about this game enough. It's a phenomenal little card game."

BGG Playtester's review by Sarge

  • "A Place in the Sun has evolved into a great game owing to it's easy to grasp mechanisms and familiar format and supported by well thought-out innovations to the genre that elaborate, rather than complicate."
  • "If you like games with a small footprint and a light feel but that pack a lot of good decisions and replayability, I think this could appeal to you."

Unboxed: The Board Game Blog preview

  • "Decisions. A Place in the Sun asks you to make decisions from the very beginning."
  • "Each faction offers you an entirely different play style with tricks and surprises all of their own, while each board changes your starting position, health and more."

BoarDDelights preview (in Bulgarian)

  • "A Place in the Sun is a deeply thematic game. The theme flows from each card and it is rooted into the base mechanics of the game."

☼ Rules & Playthrough videos

► How to Play video (17 min.)

Note: The cards and components shown in the video are an early pre-Kickstarter version.

► How to Play video in detail and examples: view (40 min.)

► Components (pilot copy) & rules: view (<30 min.)

► Playthrough video (2 players): view (<30 min.)

► Playthrough video (4 players): view (>60 min.)

► Playthrough video (2 players COOP): view (20 min.)

 

☼ Creative team introduction video

More about us: Two years ago we released the post-apocalyptic board game Bright Future in English and Polish: funded via Kickstarter and delivered on time.

  • 1) Pick your Basic Pledge.
  • 2) Choose any Add-Ons you like (see below) and add their cost to your pledge.
  • 3) Any Stretch Goals reached and Badges unlocked will be added for free to your package. 

Shipping cost is flat and will stay the same, regardless of how many Stretch Goals will be unlocked and how many Add-Ons are added to your pledge:

  • EU and USA: €9 (app. $10)
  • World: €12 (app. $13)
  • Bulgaria: €0

 

For more info about badges please view this Update!
For more info about badges please view this Update!

 

Simply add to your total pledge the price of the add-ons you want. Add-ons are included in the overall funding, so by choosing some of them you help us unlock more free content and make the game better for everyone!

Some pledge tiers allow you to pick any two €12 add-ons (even two of the same type) and have them both for €20. If you choose one of these pledge tiers, you may add more €12 add-ons at the cost of €10/$11 each.

After the campaign we will send you a survey, so you can specify which add-ons, badges and special rewards you want.

 

 

     

The games are being shipped from within Europe.

Shipping cost is flat and will stay the same, regardless how many Add-Ons are added to your pledge:

  • EU and USA: €9 (app. $10)
  • World: €12 (app. $13)
  • Bulgaria: €0

If possible, packages for countries outside of Europe will be sent first, so all packages can reach the backers in roughly the same time (we have already done this with Bright Future).

We will keep in touch via updates with all steps of the process of game production, shipping and any interesting events.
You will see we are caring and friendly :)
Welcome aboard and find your own Place in the Sun!

Vermin Games website

Vermin Games Facebook page

APS Facebook page

Vermin Games YouTube channel

 

Visit our BGG page and give us a ♥ to help us unlock more content!
Visit our BGG page and give us a ♥ to help us unlock more content!

 

This is the last section of our campaign (there is only Risks and Challenges below).

Sit back and enjoy the art and design of some of the cards in the APS decks!

 

 

See the previously unreleased Caretakers card!
See the previously unreleased Caretakers card!

 

 

 

 

Solar Boards gameplay update
Solar Boards gameplay update

 

* Please consider some of the art is work-in-progress and will be further improved before print. There may also be minor balance changes.

 

Risks and challenges

► Measures taken to mitigate risk
• We have already produced a game we funded via Kickstarter: Bright Future. It was delivered on time. Under our supervision, our Print Shop partner has printed two editions of Bright Future (in English and in Polish) and several other game projects. We have worked with them for 8+ years printing books, and for 2 years printing board games.
• We have produced 10 pilot copies of A Place in the Sun. Cutting matrix & dies have been moulded and used, all designs have been already made and tested. This way we can calibrate the final copy to perfection.

► Possible Risks
• Some of the art is still Work-in-progress (mainly for the Arachnide faction). We have a big art team, so if there is a chance of delay, the artists of the Human, Thetian and Rhean factions will be reallocated to help.
• Shipping from our location is really expensive and in order to minimize costs we'll be shipping without tracking number (the price difference between shipping with/without tracking is 7-8 euro!). Instead of charging everyone with these ridiculous fees, we will promptly re-send any lost/damaged parcels.

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