- Justin SchafferUnited States
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Terra Nova Games Announces “FAR SPACE FOUNDRY” by Dan Manfredini
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Denver, CO - July 29, 2014
Terra Nova Games is proud to announce their third board game release, Far Space Foundry, a unique resource management game with elements of rondel and worker placement designed by Dan Manfredini. Dan has previously designed Venture Forth, Island Siege, Burgoo, and Monkey Lab. Far Space Foundry will be Dan’s fifth published game.
In Far Space Foundry, the Far Space Federation is leading an ongoing peacekeeping mission. The crew on the front lines are in constant need of new supplies and equipment, so the Federation has set up a massive supply line network. This network is composed of massive space stations called Foundries. Some Foundries are specialized in mining and processing ore from asteroids. Other Foundries are equipped with robotic manufacturing and repair facilities. Their job is to keep the flow of supplies going efficiently as possible.
The gameplay occurs in two distinct halves: Space Foundry Alpha and Space Foundry Beta.
At Space Foundry Alpha, you mine skyrite (blue crystals) and rubion (red ore) and process the two to make galactium (purple metal). On your turn, you play a card that allows you to either land a shuttle on a docking bay or take off from one. The shuttle will transport raw materials either from the asteroid or to your freighters. Each docking bay has a special ability if activated that turn, like ore processing or galactic traders. At this foundry, you must also build a fleet of freighters to haul your items. To do this, you must visit the cantina to recruit help from various alien captains (with unique abilities). Once everyone has played all of their cards, its time to head off to a new board…
At Space Foundry Beta, you take all of your acquired materials and transport them down to the station. There, the robots will use that material to make various products of varying worth. Besides manufacturing, you may also upgrade your freighters or charge up your existing products for more points. Once the freighters are filled back up again, its time to transport the items to their final destination ... final scoring
Far Space Foundry will be launching on Kickstarter at a later date and will be available for demonstration at these upcoming events:
- Gen Con (Indianapolis, IN)
- Board Game Bash (Austin, TX)
- BoardGameGeek Con (Dallas, TX)
About Terra Nova Games:
Based in Austin, TX and Denver, CO, Terra Nova Games LLC is a boardgame design and publishing company that was established in February of 2013 as an outlet to share their passion for the hobby with others. Terra Nova Games strives to bring people together in person, to use games as a means of socializing and strategizing around a table of friends. They’ve had two successful Kickstarter campaigns for their previous releases, “Ophir” and “Guile”.
Justin Schaffer, Co-Founder
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- Johan Haglert(aliquis)Sweden
I wish people rated games they have played on how they play.
I too think the artwork is excellent but I have no idea what or how the game is.
If people haven't played it I don't think an 8.35 is fair =P, very few / kinda no games get there either so I guess it's too high even if one have played it.
But it's a looker for sure
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