Journey to the depth of space as the captain of a space-trawler and claim your fortune among the stars. Your ship is designed for long missions and extracting ore from asteroids. Plunder loot by hiding in cosmic clouds and raiding un-expecting mining operations. Get rich by exploring the unknown and mapping complete space formations. Make negations with explored planets, to lease their ships and expand your fleet. Push your ship into overdrive to do as much as possible, but beware of a system failure which will put your ship out of business.
Space Miner is tile game of exploration where players reveal tiles to create mine-able asteroid fields or nebulas capable of hiding a surprise attack, and roll dice to explore, extract or conquer space. Keep rolling the dice to take additional actions, but each time roll an extra overdrive dice. The more action you take the more likely your ship is to be destroyed, causing you to start your new turn from scratch.Advanced rules add the Space Mining Council rules where the formations your ships occupy grant you influence in the treacherous council of mining captains. Elect players to add advantages or disadvantages to players, or enact laws to change the rules of the game. The need to hold formations creates a tension between wanting to take more actions and needing to maintain a captain’s influence.
2-3 players in 30-45 minutes.