Humanity is headed to Mars. Well, eventually, anyway. We can't get there right in one go. There's lots of steps along the way, and everyone's racing to be the first to make those steps. You'll be part of that race if you join in on Mars Horizon: Blast Off, a new card game that's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
In Mars Horizon: Blast Off! each player is aiming to complete the first crewed mission to Mars.
To achieve this galactic task you run your own space agency and must make all the key decisions of what rockets to build, what missions to run, where to spend resources and what risks to take to make space-history.
Will you be the first to successfully launch a satellite, to put the first person in space, to land on the moon or finally complete a crewed mission to Mars? Or will your family or friends get there first? The sky's the limit provided you’ve got the vision and the nerves that space exploration demands!
Mars Horizon: Blast Off! Is easy to learn yet full of strategic challenges with plenty of risks and rewards. There is a whole new red planet to play for! Based on our many months of intense research for both this and our digital sister project (called ‘Mars Horizon’ too) and drawing from the support we’ve had from both the UK Space Agency and other space organisations, the game is as authentic as it can be while ensuring all the players will be having fun
The Kickstarter is up and running now. It's set to go for another 29 days.