Now on Kickstarter: Far Space Foundry

March 8, 2015 - 10:11pm

Manage the shuttles and docking bays of the Far Space Foundry to lead the Federation to success in this strategic game for 1-4 players.
Terra Nova Games has announced their current Kickstarter project, Far Space Foundry.  In this game designed by Dan Manfredini, players take command of a team of Federation pilots tasked with managing the transit, storage, and processing of asteroid ore, swindling with the Galactic Traders, hiring the expertise of veteran pilots from the foundry cantina, manufacturing and charging finished products, and upgrading the fleet. The recruit that can best load his or her freighters to supply the peacekeepers on the front lines will win the game. Far Space Foundry implements a creative use of the rondel as its core mechanism, but also incorporates worker placement and spacial management on a double-sided game board.  The game begins on one side of the board, Space Foundry Alpha, where players will mine and process ore to be later shipped to Space Foundry Beta on the flip side of the game board.  At Space Foundry Beta, players will use the processed ore to manufacture various technologies and upgrade one's fleet.  After players have played all their pilot cards and loaded up their freighters with goods, points will be scored based on the value of manufactured goods, leftover resources, maintaining a variety of goods, and the amount of credits in your possession.  Points can be lost for any ships that have not been upgraded, or that have empty spaces in their cargo holds.  Efficiency is the key to victory in Far Space Foundry. Included in a copy of Far Space Foundry is the following:
  • Double-sided board and modules
  • 32 Federation cards
  • 30 Alien cards
  • 8 Shuttle tokens
  • One 8-sided die
  • 8 Product cards
  • 48 Product tokens
  • 15 Credit tokens
  • 30 Ore tokens
  • 2 Asteroids
  • Score pad
This Kickstarter project features a free print-and-play, a solitaire variant and multiple stretch goals.  A pledge of $39 or more will include one copy of Far Space Foundry and all stretch goals.  There is an additional shipping cost for backers outside of the USA.  The primary funding goal for this project is $25,250, and over $10,000 has currently been raised.  The funding date for this project is Thursday, April 2, 2015. For more information and to support this project, visit the Kickstarter page here.