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Store:  Family Games
Format:  Board Games


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Product Awards:  
Games Magazine Awards
Best Family Game, 2000

Ages Play Time Players
10+ 30-60 minutes 1-4

Manufacturer(s): The Galactic Attic

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Product Description

Produced with digitally remastered NASA photography, this is an entertaining and educational strategy game concerning the race to the moon. NASA projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo provide the backdrop as players are put in command of the space race. Each landmark event, mission, crisis and machine is represented by a playing card. Players use these cards to complete missions and earn "mission patches" as they race to be the first to land on the moon. Outstanding production values on this suitable-for-the-whole-family boardgame.

Product Awards

Games Magazine Awards
Best Family Game, 2000

Product Information

  • Manufacturer(s): The Galactic Attic

  • Year: 1999

  • Players: 1 - 4

  • Time: 30 - 60 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 1,185 grams

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 3 in 1 review

good game, but limited replayability
April 16, 2000

The excellent graphics and historical summaries on each card make this game really neat. For this reason, this game is a great educational tool for students learning about the space program. Unfortunately, the game has some flaws. The instructions are a little hard to follow. It does not take long for the typical gamer to realize that Apollo missions are the easiest to complete despite all of the equipment they require. Their rockets are fast and the cards numerous. After a while of playing, few Gemini and almost no Mercury missions were played. And the easiest mission of all to complete? It is the moon landing itself. All in all, for space enthusiasts or people who will not be playing it often, it is a great game. For those that would like to play this regularly, try something else.

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