Surya Van Lierde is pure Eurosnoot and proud of it!
A space themed game with Tom Lehmann as one of the designers? Now there's something that peaks my interest!
Turns are usually short, the rules are quite straightforward (allthough the rulebook does leave some questions unanswered). and it plays quickly.
The rondel kind of mechanism of performing an action where you are or moving on to the next action to perform that creates some fun tension.
I have found that in the 3 player game, the short 2nd round and very short 3rd round of the game do create a lot of tense moments and challanging timing issues. It does seem that one player can be left behind due to the short succession of these rounds, but I'm not sure it's problematic.
This isn't a spectacular design, but it does play very well and I get a lot of enjoyment out of it!
Initial rating: 7.5
It's been a while since I had my first play of this and don't actually remeber too much about it other than that I was bored by the end of the first round, and I was glad we didn't play the third one, as everyone was bored with it.
In the end there isn't anything really wrong or broken about this game, but it failed to excite any of us.
Initial rating: 5