In Excavation Earth, you lead a race of alien explorers on their quest to excavate human artefacts, curate the ultimate art collection, and most importantly, cash in big! A century from now, all that remains of humanity are the piles of garbage and detritus we left behind on a ruined Earth. Still - someone’s junk is someone else’s treasure!
The alien factions of the Union of Free Races, a pan-galactic federation have a penchant for the remains of extinct civilisations, viewing such objects as the highest form of art. When they discover the Earth, a gold rush ensues, as each race scrambles to claim the greatest artistic treasures for themselves.
Manage your drafted hand of cards to unearth artifacts in excavation sites around the Earth, deploy traders in markets, manipulate market prices to sell at the right time for the highest profit, complete themed sets of artifacts for your collection, and work the black market to grab the elusive perfect artifact. But don’t forget to keep on top of the struggle for political power happening in the halls of the Mothership! Without your envoys pushing your influence, your faction risks being edged out of the upcoming land-grab when Earth is colonized.
At the end of the game, you want to have pieced together the most exquisite collection of artefacts, ready to make you the envy of every art connoisseur this side of the Andromeda galaxy!