This Geek Native post has a look at some of the Gravity Assist cards from the Kickstarting Xtronaut. Xtronaut is designed by Dante Lauretta who actually led NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return. You can find out more about the Kickstarter here.
The campaign asked for $15,000 and has over $28,000 in the bank. This means the SpaceX and NASA SLS rocket extensions for the game have been unlocked as they had a stretch goal of $25,000.
The space exploration game is all about developing the mission first and then exploring space. This means you have to deal with politics as well as the awkward real life wobbles that space missions tend to face.
Dante is inspired by games like Settlers of Catan, Axis & Allies as well as Civilization and the latter game there, which sometimes is a race to space, feels quite appropriate.
A pledge of $25, which can ship worldwide, gets you the basic game of playing cards, mission cards, four game boards and instructions.