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Andrew Nick
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Hi!

I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a Solar system themed game, suitable for children (8 years and up) ...

Any help would be appreciated ...

Thanks!

Andrew
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Brad Miller
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Solarquest

Sort of a monopoly in space, but not as terrible.
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Robert Sweeney
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BattleFleet Mars

Really shows the effect of matching orbits as each planet has its own "track"!


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LimboLance wrote:
BattleFleet Mars

Really shows the effect of matching orbits as each planet has its own "track"!

But really not something I'd recommend for an 8 year old...
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Anthony Simons
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Game of Knowledge used the Solar System as the background for a quiz game.

Blast-off! was quite an interesting take on the space race.

I once had a copy of Solar Trader, which used a basic solar system layout IIRC. Never finished a game of that, though.
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Jeffrey McBeth
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Triplanetary
Has some good solar system physics in it, and has similar mechanics to Racetrack
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Bill Eldard
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Windopaene wrote:
Solarquest

Sort of a monopoly in space, but not as terrible.


I second that recommendation. It's even a bit educational since the deed cards have data on them.
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Man very early made jars stand up nearly perpendicular.

Only there's no perpendicular anymore.
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Avri Klemer
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Space Shuffle sounds like it might fit the bill . . .
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Melissa
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nycavri wrote:
Space Shuffle sounds like it might fit the bill . . .


Our family liked Space Shuffle a lot. Not sure, though, whether there is an updated version reflecting the "new" solar system.
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Robert Wesley
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robot Check out the following: Space Hop and Space Estate


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Benjamin Maggi
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Eldard wrote:
Windopaene wrote:
Solarquest

Sort of a monopoly in space, but not as terrible.


I second that recommendation. It's even a bit educational since the deed cards have data on them.


I third this recommendation. I started playing it around when I was 8 and still love it. Of course, as for the educational point mentioned, it DOES feature Pluto as a planet... :whistle:
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Rev. Mark Fischer
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I have enjoyed playing Rocketmen a CCG that alows for a great deal of license for re-playability and imagination... My son and I took a black pressboard and splattered some white and yellow paint on it and whoala... instant solar system to play on... you could even make yoor own planets if you like... complete with mining colonies and other sorts of colonies for settling or conquering... The best part it has some really cool looking pseudo-sci-fi look to it... it is the best and a blast to play. Hope this is helpful.
Seasons greetings,
Rev. Mark
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Dan Hyer
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Buck Rogers: Battle for the 25th Century Game




This has plastic spaceships.
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Greg Gresik
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Benjamin Maggi wrote:
Eldard wrote:
Windopaene wrote:
Solarquest

Sort of a monopoly in space, but not as terrible.


I second that recommendation. It's even a bit educational since the deed cards have data on them.


I third this recommendation. I started playing it around when I was 8 and still love it. Of course, as for the educational point mentioned, it DOES feature Pluto as a planet... whistle
Fourthed.

Not only does it have actual pictures of the planets, but the moon numbers and names are all accurate. As has been mentioned, the backs of the "deeds" also have quite a bit of educational info (size, mass, distance, etc.)
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ANDREAS MILIOPOULOS
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I second for Buck Rogers: Battle for the 25th Century Game! Good game and original mechanics :)
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Kosmonauts caught my eye a while ago.
seems like a fun light game.

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echelon wrote:
I second for Buck Rogers: Battle for the 25th Century Game! Good game and original mechanics

It is a good game, but not for most 8 year olds. It came out at around the same time as the Milton Bradley Gamemaster series (Axis & Allies, Fortress America, Samurai Swords, etc.) and was aimed at sci-fi fans in that same demographic. Similar size box, similar components, similar complexity.
 
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