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Doug McBratney
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I'm looking for a game based on the early exploration and colonization of the Solar system. The closest I've seen thematically is "Final Frontier" but that's more of a wargame, not what i'm after. As for mechanics, sort like a Puerto Rico set in space. I would like it to be a combination learning tool and game. That is, I don't want something like Race for the Galaxy at all. Has anything like that been published?








 
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Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) fit's all your categories except learning tool. It is a fictional universe.
 
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Try Stellar Conquest
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The other suggestions so far have been about interstellar exploration. Here are the first ones I think of that restrict themselves to the Solar System:

BattleFleet Mars
Buck Rogers: Battle for the 25th Century Game
Triplanetary
The War of the Worlds II

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6 Billion?
 
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ekted wrote:


Galactic Emperor HAS taken some elements directly from Puerto Rico, and of those listed thus far seems to be one of the closer ones to what you are asking. I DO like Twilight Imperium more, but overall, a game that is like Puerto Rico in space, hmmm, I'm not certain of a specific one.
 
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fullerbd wrote:
Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) fit's all your categories except learning tool. It is a fictional universe.


Too much warfare. I want none (ok, maybe a little sabotage (wink) )
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Re: Galactic Emperor

Just want something about our little dustmote called Sol...
 
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Re: Stellar Conquest

Again, this is too broad in scope.
 
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By reputation (I haven't tried them):
Rocket Flight (out of print)
High Trader (not yet published)
 
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Maybe you're looking for Solarquest
 
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I second the recommendation for 6 Billion. It is in no way similar to "Puerto Rico", but I understood your point simply as being a Eurogame and not a wargame.
 
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Merchants of Venus is a good exploration & trading game. It's got a randomization element to board layout, so has good repeatability. Combat rules are optional (base game is non-combat). Good luck finding a copy...

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mac224 wrote:
I'm looking for a game based on the early exploration and colonization of the Solar system.


4000 A.D.
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Sphere wrote:
Maybe you're looking for Solarquest


I second that. You will definitely learn your planet facts. It's not a Euro, so there's little affinity to Puerto Rico mechanics. It's a bit like monopoly, but without getting old after 10 rounds.
 
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