STAR SCRAPPERS ORBITAL
Welcome to the Star Scrappers universe! Have a seat and get comfortable in the command chair on a Space Station constructed in the asteroid belt called the Sybil Cloud. Deposits of Hexis have been discovered there, attracting numerous daredevils willing to extract the precious crystals.
Star Scrappers: Orbital by Jacob Fryxelius, the designer of Terraforming Mars, is an engine building, worker placement card game for 1-5 players, based on his Space Station card game, which has been mechanically streamlined, updated and re-themed to fit the Star Scrappers universe - a space-western setting created and developed by Hexy Studio.
Players start their space station (Orbital) with a core module tile on the table, then over five years (rounds) they expand it by paying and placing new module cards. Each year they each start with a five card hand, crew tokens, and new money, the amount of crew and money determined by the structure of their orbital. They use money primarily to pay for new modules, and the crew gives them special effects on many of their modules.
During the year, the players take turns doing actions such as building, using module actions, playing event cards, repairing or passing. When everyone passes, the year ends and victory points are awarded. At the end of the fifth year, the player with most victory points wins.
Game Length: 30-90 minutes