Space — the final junkyard. Good thing one planet's trash is another planet's treasure! In Junk Orbit, you're captain of your own scavenger ship, picking up space junk and transporting it to any city that will take it. Launch your junk ... uh, *cargo* ... out of your airlock to propel your ship! Race to deliver your cargo as you navigate the orbits of nearby planets and moons! It's astrodynamics for fun and profit! On your turn, carry out these three steps:
Each player has their own ship with a unique ship power that breaks the rules above in some way. The end of the game is triggered when a city cannot be refilled because its stack is empty. When this happens, every player gets one final turn, then players tally the values from all of their delivered junk tiles, and whoever has the highest total wins.
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Junk Orbit is a new title from designer Daniel Solis and published by Renegade Game Studios. It’s a 2-5 player game that takes around 30 minutes and comes in the cup you see above. The basic idea is that you’re picking up space junk and sending it off to places that need it.
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Overall, Junk Orbit is a simple, yet fun pick-up and deliver game that manages to keep your attention on the table for the duration of play.
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Every time I clean out my house, I wish for a better way to dispose of the junk that mysteriously seems to accumulate. Sure, I can take things to the thrift shop or have a yard sale, but I think I’ve been going about it all wrong.
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Logged plays: 6 Full disclosure: A review copy of Junk Orbit was provided by Renegade Game Studios.
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