It is the year 2849, and humanity has harnessed the power of the pulsars. Now we must find a way to distribute this power throughout the stars.
In this Euro-style game, players explore space, claim pulsars, and discover technologies that will help them build energy-distribution infrastructure on a cosmic scale.
Dice are used to purchase actions, and players choose their dice from a communal pool. There are many paths to victory so you can blaze your own trail to a bright future.
Draft dice to explore the universe in Pulsar 2849. Each round, roll dice based on the number of players, sort them based on their values, then draft dice to take actions, such as adding another spaceship to your fleet or visiting (or flying through) an unexplored star system or tagging a pulsar with one of your identity rings or advancing on your personal tech track, which differs from those of other players. At the end of the round, the turn marker advances based on the dice rolled that turn, and when the marker reaches the end of the track, the game ends.
Players score points each round based on what they've discovered and explored, and everyone has hidden goals that they want to achieve, while also trying to claim the right to public goals that supply additional endgame scoring.
1 double-sided star cluster board
1 dice board
1 gyrodyne board
9 silver dice
1 red die
1 median marker
1 time marker
1 die modifiers board
6 double-sided technology boards
4 double-sided HQ boards
24 transmitter tiles
17 planetary system tiles
30+ plastic tokens in each of 4 colors
3 rocket figures in each of 4 colors
6 pulsar claim rings in each of 4 colors
1 hundred-point tile in each of 4 colors
30 gyrodyne tiles (10 of each type)
25+ engineering cubes
12 four-cube tokens
12 exploration bonus tiles
6 double-sided goal tiles
12 plus-minus die modifier tokens
9 plus-two die modifier tokens
3 seven-point construction award tiles
3 four-point construction award tiles
4 quick reference sheets
Theme: Interstellar energy distribution
Mechanics: Action dice, many routes to victory
Author: Vladimír Suchý
2 to 4 Players
60 to 100 Min Playing Time
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 21 November 2017