Jump Gate is a board game about space exploration in the far future. The Jump Gate is a device that lets a spaceship immediately jump into orbit around a far-away planet. Players explore these newly-discovered planets by jumping to them, scanning them for resources, and landing on them to stake their claim as the first to set foot on them. Ultimately, the game is about collecting resources in a way to maximize your score. However, some resources cause a player to put a marker on the Black Hole Board … and too many markers on that board will cause problems for some players.
There is hand-management, multi-use cards, exploration & discovery, set collection, and some racing elements in the game. The game can be played casually, but requires good decisions and efficient use of actions for a player to really excel. The theme is family friendly and would make a great family-game-night game.
As part of the launch celebration, I’ll be giving away a copy of the game in a couple of weeks.