LunaTix: Star Trackers

The basic game teaches players where and when on Earth they can see celestial objects. Just like in the maritime world, space travel uses star navigation when space ships and probes leave planet Earth. Travel around the Earth and let the stars guide you to the Moon. By travelling around or observing you can gather knowledge (Tix). That way you can save a ticket to the Moon. If you think you have gathered enough knowledge to defy the challenges of a lunar voyage, then rush to Florida to be launched for the final sprint. This game requires insight and planning while travelling and observing, but you also need some courage to leave on time. Getting on time or being the first is still more important than scoring points.

A curriculum for schools (edu variant) will also be available. The game covers the lunar phases, 25 of the 88 constellations in both the northern and southern hemispheres and the eclipses of Moon and Sun.

Game variations: solo / competitive / co-op / edu

Number of players: 1-6

Age: 10+

Playtime: 30-60 min

Available: via Kickstarter Astronomy Pledge, Planetary Pledge, Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Pledge or Ultimate Astronaut Pledge