Your primary goal in this game is to acquire and maintain your supply locations in order to earn Victory Points to win the game. However, you will have to get your hands dirty from time to time. The Land Battle card will let you remove an enemy piece from the board. There is no need to resolve a battle; you simply play the card and take out your foe!
This card is used to place new Navy pieces on the game board. While they don’t usually earn you Victory Points, navies are important to your supply chains and to combat opposing navies. You can even use them to take out coastal enemies!
So you’ve finally made it to Neptune! Neptune has a couple locations you can build upon but only its moon Triton can be colonized. The nitrogen and water found in abundance on the large moon Triton could be combined with methane to build organic molecules. Triton is also one of the few moons that are geologically active, providing a local energy source, possibly helping to overcome the bitter cold.
Destination: Neptune, a science-based space exploration board game, will be released at the Origins Game Fair 2014 on June 11 2014 by Griggling Games, Inc. It is a deep strategic game in which players must manage resources and plan carefully in order to have the most Victory Points at the end of the game.
From the box:”Destination: Neptune portrays an optimistic vision of commercial space exploration in the next century. Starting from Earth, players advance across the solar system in search of resources to harness. Expand your reach to distant planets by improving your technology. Build factories to maximize profits and establish colonies to earn more Victory Points. The player who can best take advantage of research, exploration, and building wins!
It features deep strategic gameplay, educational facts and quality components and artwork. Inside the box you will find a 27″ x 19″ Game Board, 108 Cards, 152 Wooden Pieces, and 134 Die-cut Counters.The game accommodates two to four players and a single game plays in about 90 minutes. The recommended age is twelve and up. Destination: Neptune will carry a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $49.95.
Origins attendees will have an opportunity to play Destination: Neptune with the game’s designer, Ian Brody, at several of the open gaming events throughout the course of the convention. The Griggling Games booth will be conducting game demonstrations and will have plenty on hand for purchase. More information on the game can be found at www.destinationneptune.com
Your ultimate goal in Destination: Neptune is to have the most Victory Points at the end of the game. You score points for having structures built at various locations, being famous and you can even buy Victory Points! However, you only score points at the end of each of the 4 generations or when the Scoring card is played. Often underused, this card played at the right time can really set you ahead of the game!