Looking for a quick game that’ll keep you on your toes? Then you need to check out the new Space Park board game, and enjoy the galaxy!
Space Park is a 1-4 player action movement programming game designed by Henry Audubon and published by Keymaster Games.
Space Park: $34.99
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Ride a rocket to extraordinary destinations across our galaxy. Gather exotic crystals that further our understanding of what’s out there. Earn exploration badges and prove yourself as the galaxy’s next great explorer in Space Park!
Game Length: 30 minutes
Space Park Board Game Lets You Enjoy the Galaxy!
Space Park plays in a pleasant 20-30 minutes, so very little time commitment is required. It also features a solo mode so if no one is around you can still have a fun time playing this one.
In Space Park, you are explorers out to discover the many sites and wonders of the galaxy. The board is made up of randomized tiles, so no two games are the same. Each tile features a landmark or spacemark if you will. These tiles all have an action you must take in order to move there.
Also, the requirement for moving to a tile is that one of the three rockets has to be at the aid location. Once you move to the tile you will advance the rocket to the next open tile making that a new destination for another player.
The object of Space Park is players are trying to earn badges at Outpost 13. Badges gain you XP which are victory points and are earned by turning in certain sets of crystals as listed on the badge. These crystals are found at three different locations. The pink sun crystals are obtained at Cosmic Canyon.
The green sea crystals are obtained at the Celestial Seas. The purple Moon crystals are found in the Lunar Woods. You can also visit the Astral Arcade and gain control of Scout who will gain you a fast travel pass or a sun crystal when another player visits the tile Scout is on.
Fast travel passes are quite useful they can move any rocket to the next available space allowing you to move to an area otherwise not available to visit. At Fusion Falls you can exchange unwanted sun crystals for valuable XP. And the last location to visit is Starlight Station, this is where you can add new badges to your hand in hopes to earn them.
A game of Space Park will end once a player earns twenty XP and the round finishes. Then, the player with the most XP wins with ties broken by most crystals in possession.
I really enjoyed Space Park as it’s very lightweight in complexity and short on playtime. Perfect for nights where you just wanna play a fun quick game. Despite the fast lightweight nature of the game, there is plenty of strategy to be had here. You definitely need to the make the most of your moves as the game can end before you are ready and scores tend to be very tight. Space Park was on Kickstarter, but I managed to pick it up at GenCon.
I was drawn in by the retro, pulp-style artwork and was thrilled that the gameplay was excellent. I was definitely ready to rearrange the tiles and play again right away.