Beyond the Sun

$115.95

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Beyond the Sun is a space civilization game in which players collectively decide the technological progress of humankind at the dawn of the Spacefaring Era, while competing against each other to be the leading faction in economic development, science, and galactic influence.

The game is played over a variable number of rounds until a number of game-end achievements are collectively claimed by the players. The winner is the faction with the most victory points, which are obtained by researching technologies, improving their economy, controlling and colonizing systems, and completing various achievements and events throughout the game.

On a turn, a player moves their action pawn to an empty action space, then takes that action. They then conduct their production phase, either producing ore, growing their population, or trading one of those resources for another. Finally, they can claim up to one achievement, if possible.

As players take actions, they research new technologies that come in four levels. Each technology is one of four types (scientific, economic, military, commercial), and higher-level technologies must match one of the types of tech that lead into it. Thus, players create their own technology tree in each game, using these actions to increase their military strength, to jump to different habitable exoplanetary systems, to colonize those systems, to boost their resource production, to develop android tech that allows growth without population, and more.

Age
14+
Difficulty
heavy
Players
2-4
Category
New
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  • Playing time: 100 minutes
  • Category: Science fiction, space exploration
  • Game mechanics: Action drafting, area influence, point to point movement, worker placement
What's in the box?
  • 1 technology tree game board
  • 1 double-sided space exploration board
  • 46 technology cards
  • 20 event cards
  • 24 system cards
  • 10 achievement cards
  • 2 action replacement tiles
  • 2 technology tableau bars
  • 1 starting player marker
  • 4 guild cover tiles
  • 60 ore crystals
  • 8 dual-layer faction mats
  • 80 six-sided resource cubes
  • 96 wooden marker discs
  • 4 player aids
  • 4 action pawns
  • rulebook and separate setup sheet
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