Ephemeris Astronomy game

Follow the natural laws of the solar system in this intriguing astronomy board game.

The Sun, the Moon and the Planets are your playing pieces. The playing board represents the constellations through which they move.

The concept is simple with only a few rules to get your head around.

But beware! – the ‘Outer’ planets cannot pass the ‘Inner’ planets and none can pass the Sun or Moon.

On each turn, players move one of the celestial pieces around the board using the simple strategy of these ‘overtaking’ rules which either help or hinder you or your opponent(s).

Two different ways to play – The Strategy Game or The Quiz Game:

The Strategy Game:
2-4 players 10-25 minutes
A deal of the Sun, Moon, Planet and Constellation cards determines your aim. The ‘overtaking’ rules  restrict your choice of action!
Object: To be first to simultaneously position all your planets pieces into each of the constellation signs to match the cards in your hand.
When done- shout “EPHEMERIS“!

The Solar System Quiz Game:
Friends and family: 40-50 minutes
Learn more about the Solar system or test your knowledge.
2-7 players (or teams)
Object: Try to be first to make one complete orbit with your own planet.
72 cards and over 200 questions each giving a choice of 2 answers.
A 50/50 chance of getting star points for your knowledge!
Clock them up on the score-pad provided!

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An intriguing astronomy game and a quiz game based on the movements of the planets through the solar system