Game Guide

Box Size: 23cm x 23cm x 7cm

4-fold 44cm x 44cm playing board
9 Eco-friendly wood playing pieces, 1 dice
72 celestial cards
72 solar system quiz cards
Score-pad for the quiz game
Winning hand leaflet

The EPHEMERIS playing board illustrates the constellations of the night sky which the Sun, the Moon and the planet pieces move through, anti-clockwise, on the ecliptic path.

Planet, Sun and Moon start up positions on the board

The set up
The start positions for the Planets, Sun and Moon are as marked on the board. The playing pieces are in colour ‘orbit groups’ which have different powers as described in the Overtaking rules.
EPHEMERIS Strategy game

The deal
Each player is dealt 5 EPHEMERIS planet cards face down (including sun and/or moon) and 5 Zodiac cards, face up. These cards will determine which celestial pieces on the board you must aim to position in the which zodiac signs.


To be the first player to position the planet pieces on the board into the constellations to match the cards in your hand. They can be in any combination but all in place simultaneously to achieve your Ephemeris to win.

EPHEMERIS Solar System Quiz Game

To achieve an orbit of the board with one chosen planet. Each player is asked a question on their go, with an A or B answer choice. No pressure!  There are over 200 questions with a myriad of information to enjoy. Test your celestial knowledge or learn more!

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