In this episode, we’re going back to the space race with the upcoming new expansion, Space Explorers: Age of Ambition!
Back in Episode 19, I reviewed a game called Space Explorers published by 25th Century Games. I interviewed Chad Elkins, the one-man show behind 25th Century Games, and he gave me my first podcast exclusive: 25th Century had an expansion in the works for Space Explorers! Space Explorers: Age of Ambition is that expansion, and it’s now available on Gamefound for pre-order. Chad kindly sent me an advance copy so I could preview the expansion here on the pod.
In Space Explorers, players take on the roles of heads of space research centers, recruiting a variety of experts to build and launch satellites and spaceships, hoping to have the most impressive set of projects and specialists by the end of the game. Age of Ambition continues the base game’s stylish 1960s Life magazine vibe with illustrations of space program leaders, new missions from Japan and France, and crises that set back your exploration. There’s an Apollo 13 or For All Mankind look and feel to the game. Age of Ambition features seven different modules, any of which can be added to the base game to give the game a new feel. Some of the modules just tweak the game a little, while others change the game mechanics significantly.
In this episode, I share my thoughts on the Age of Ambition expansion after a few plays. Also, my amazing wife Emily is back with some color commentary on Space Explorers. You can listen here or search for “First Player Token” in your podcast app!
Music: “Open Road” and “Sunbeam,” https://www.purple-planet.com/.