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Publisher
Year Published
1973
# of Players
2 − 3
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2, 3 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, more than 3 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Subdomain
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Category
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Primary Name
Triplanetary
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Set in the 21st century, the map depicts the inner Solar system out to Jupiter. Scenarios involve racing, pirating, invasions, and a few others.

Movement involves vector mechanics. Players plot courses using a grease pencil on the map and use fuel to accelerate a maximum of one each turn. Planets and moons are used to modify the trajectory.

There are a limited number of ships. Most are limited in fuel, so making efficient use of gravity is important to reaching a destination.

2nd edition came out in 1981.

It is fairly easy to extend the game to much more than 3 players, although the board can become cluttered with ship trails (the game is sorta like Crayon Rails in this respect).

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Triplanetary
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GDW Games Second Edition
Publisher: GDW Games
Artist: Rich Banner
Year: 1981
Product Code: 821
Size: 11.25 x 14.25 x 1.20 inches
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3 Triplanetary - black background
Expansion of the territory. 44" x 64"
English
2013-02-07
3 Triplanetary - A Fuel Capacity Variant
A simple rules variant to better represent the fuel capacity and rate of fuel expenditure of the various ship classes, Comments welcome.
English
2012-12-29
20 Triplanetary Rules
New layout of the Triplanetary rules.
English
2010-09-21
11 "Advanced" Triplanetary
Triplanetary variant with moving planets, interactive sequence of plany, and a few other changes.
English
2010-07-19
16 A4 format version of Original map, with modifications
This is a modification and rescale of the original Triplanetary map to make it more suitable for printing. There are also some homebrew gameplay changes so this map not quite like the original coming with the game and has surely seen much less play testing. Use it at your own risk. I worked off the original map image uploaded by Winchell Chung (above). The following are the changes I did: - Map rescaled to fit the international A4 format for easy printing. This meant adding more hexagonal grid area at the top and bottom. The resolution is good enough to print at least an A3 page (I've tried). - Thanks to the new space at the top, the entire Jupiter system now fits on the map. - Added Europa to the Jupiter system as a moon without defenses. - Made all the "area of influence...
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2010-03-31
10 Triplanetary Inner Solar System.zip
An expanded hex map roughly twice the size of the original.
2005-09-18
19 Triplanetary.pdf
English Rules
2004-08-07
8 triplan.zip
PostScript & GIF format counter sheets by Matthew Goldman.
2004-06-13
1 Triplanetary.zip
Cyberboard Gamebox for Triplanetary
2004-02-08
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 4138
War Game Rank: 938
Num Ratings: 97
Average Rating: 6.76
Standard Deviation: 1.41
Num Views: 36350
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.4
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Personal Comments: 61
Users Owning: 237
Users Wanting: 53
Users Trading: 11 [find trade matches]
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Total Plays: 39
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