Lead the Space Agencies of the United States and the Soviet Union in their epic race to the moon in this engine building, worker placement board game.
One Small Step in play showing your US player board.
Play on teams of one or two players where each player controls either the Engineer or the Administrator Workers for their team.
Coordinate your actions with your teammate to place an Engineer or Administrator Worker.
Each Earth space includes an Engineering and an Administrative Action. Only one can be used. Placing a worker on either Action blocks both the opposing team and your teammate from placing another worker on the Space.
The blue Engineer has used the Earth Space’s Engineer Action. This prevents his teammate’s Administrator from using the Space’s other Action, highlighted in red.
Gather Resources, draft Development Cards, recruit astronauts, launch Missions, and more.
Build your engine and upgrade your Agency: convert circular temporary Resources into square permanent Resources, assign personnel, acquire bonus tiles, enhance Earth Space Actions, and attempt more challenging Missions.
Your space agency’s Mission Control Board is where you advance your Missions towards launch and strategize to collect the resources and personnel you need to launch successfully.
Score Victory Points by launching successful Missions into space. Achieve the Moon Landing to gain a VP Bonus and end the game.
Successful Manned Missions advance your nation's progress along the flight path to the moon.
The team with the most Victory Points at the game end - wins!
Now it is your turn to take a step and leave your mark on the Moon.
"There were not many board games that combined my gaming hobby with my interest in space exploration." - James DuMond, Designer of One Small Step
I like the look of the game. It feels like it fits the space theme well. I also appreciate that there is a beginner game where you basically can learn how the game works with this extra beginning Earth board and then go to the regular advanced version where you play everything on the main game board.Tantrum House