The 'Abandon Planet' Game is Focused on Escaping a Meteor Apocalypse

By: Mishal Omar - Dec 1, 2016
References: orangemachinegames & kickstarter
Abandon Planet is a high pressure board game that can be enjoyed by four to eight players at a time.

The game's main focus is for its players to build rockets and to escape the imminent meteor that is heading Earth's way. The game makers describe it as an "experience of survival, betrayal and fragile alliances in the moments before Earth is annihilated." Partners in the game secretly decide which direction they are sending their rocket whenever it is their turn, without the knowledge that there is an impending meteor about to hit the game and scatter the rockets in its path. There is one player who is aware of when the meteor will hit the game, and they can share that information with whoever they wish. The goal of the game is to escape Earth before the meteor hits.

By creating an inevitable but secretive force that can disrupt players' progress at any time, Abandon Planet is a high pressure experience that many are likely to enjoy.