30
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40
Players
2
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5
Time
Age
10
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Description

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:

  1. Launch junk — Choose any one junk tile in your cargo hold and move it away from your ship (clockwise or counter-clockwise, your choice) a number of spaces equal to its numeric value. If it reaches its destination city this way, you have made a remote delivery. Otherwise, it simply comes to rest after moving its full distance. It is also possible to hit an enemy ship with launched junk, causing that opponent to discard one junk tile from their cargo.
  2. Move ship — Your ship must now move the same distance that your launched junk did, but in the opposite direction. When your ship reaches a transfer point between location boards, you may choose to switch orbits. If you do, your ship changes direction (from clockwise to counter-clockwise, or vice versa) as it enters the new orbit. If the space your ship lands on is the destination of any junk in your cargo, you have made a direct delivery.
  3. Pick up junk — After moving your ship, pick up all junk tiles present in your current city, adding them to your cargo hold. Then, refill your current city with one new junk tile from the corresponding stack (e.g., if at a Mars city, refill from the Mars stack).

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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Game Buzz: Junk Orbit
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Game Buzz: Junk Orbit

Game Buzz: Junk Orbit

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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.

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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In the vastness of space, we’re alone with our thoughts, also tons of floating trash apparently. The good thing is that cities around the solar system are willing to pay you handsomely for that sweet space garbage.
In the vastness of space, we’re alone with our thoughts, also tons of floating trash apparently. The good thing is that cities around the solar system are willing to pay you handsomely for that sweet space garbage.
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Junk Orbit Review

Junk Orbit Review

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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.

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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Review: Junk Orbit

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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.

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.

#220 – Junk Orbit
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#220 – Junk Orbit

#220 – Junk Orbit

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Logged plays: 6   Full disclosure: A review copy of Junk Orbit was provided by Renegade Game Studios.

Logged plays: 6   Full disclosure: A review copy of Junk Orbit was provided by Renegade Game Studios.

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