The Constellations game involves drawing Star Cards, which represent the seven types of stars classified by astronomers. Each constellation requires a unique combination of star types to place in the sky. As the game progresses and more constellations fill up the night, players must use their puzzle skills to fit the hexes on the board to score the most points. The player with the most constellation points at the end of the game wins!
The game also includes an educational workbook about stellar evolution, star classification information, and the history and mythology of the real constellations.
What’s In The Box:
Each Constellation Hex has two sides: the Illustration Side and the Information Side.
Setup is easy. Players tailor the length of the game to time available and age groups — shorter and simpler versions are available — or you may choose longer and more advanced gameplay.
Based on the desired length of the game, players randomly select a subset of the Constellation hexes for that round. Players start the game by placing a Zodiac or Milky Way hex in the middle of the table, illustration side up. This hex is the starting point for future placements.
Players shuffle and deal five Star Cards to each player. Then, they place five cards face up in a row. These are the available stars. The remaining cards are placed face down and become the draw pile.
The full rules are here: http://tinyurl.com/ConstellationsRules
On a player’s turn, they may take two of the following actions. The player can do the same action twice.
- Draw a Star Card
- Reserve a Constellation
- Play a Constellation
Player’s may draw Star Cards from either the face-up set or from the draw pile.
To reserve a Constellation, the player takes one of the available Constellation cards and places it in front of them. Only that player may complete that Constellation.
To play a Constellation, the player plays the required set of Star Cards for the desired Constellation. The player then places the hex adjacent to another Constellation on the board, illustration side up. The player scores points equal to the Constellation’s point value plus bonuses for matching gems and desired adjacent hexes.
Points are tracked using star tokens, which remain hidden from other players until the game is over.
The game ends when a player adds the last hex to the available constellations. Each player takes a final turn, and the game ends. The player with the highest score wins! As a bonus, a beautiful sky map has been created before your eyes!
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