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Will you love moonrakers? Yes, if you enjoy...
1. Table Talk and Negotiation
Moonrakers requires regular interaction and negotiation with your table-mates. If you don't like making deals or talking to people, it's not for you.
2. Adaptive Play
The random marketplace forces you to try a new strategy every game. Mastering a single strategy won't win you many games.
1. Table Talk and Negotiation
Moonrakers requires regular interaction and negotiation with your table-mates. If you don't like making deals or talking to people, it's not for you.
2. Adaptive Play
The random marketplace forces you to try a new strategy every game. Mastering a single strategy won't win you many games.
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unforgettable nights of crowd-pleasing fun

A combination of negotiation & deck-building, Moonrakers is the perfect mix of competition, co-operation, and strategy that leads to unforgettable moments with family & friends.
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Gameplay
Overview
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How to win
The first player to reach 10 prestige wins the game.
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Earn Rewards
Earn prestige & credits by completing contracts. Rewards are shown in the top right corner of contracts.
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Completing Contracts
Contracts are completed when you play the required action cards shown on the bottom of the contract.
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Action deck
Every player starts with the same 10 cards in their action deck.
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Improve your deck
Players add cards to their deck by purchasing ship parts & crew from the armory.
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Special Abilities
Ship parts provide permanent special abilities & crew members have special abilities when played.
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Work Together
Many contracts are too hard to complete alone. You can ask other players to join you on a contract, using your combined action decks to complete it and negotiating for a split of the rewards.
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Risk vs Reward
Every contract indicates how many hazard dice have to be rolled when attempting it. Hazard can be blocked with shields.
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More Depth
That's the basics of Moonrakers. For a more in-depth look at the rules and gameplay, watch our complete how to play video.
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"I'm dying to play this game again and again!!!"
Becca Scott — Good Time Society
"Moonrakers has quickly found itself in my top 10 all-time favorite games."
Game Brigade
"Negotiation done right."
The Game Garage
"Top 10 game of the year."
Roy Cannaday - The Dice Tower
Component quality
Premium is our standard
Metal coins, blackcore cardstock, custom PVC ship tokens, spot UV, silver foil, unique art on every card, wrapped boards. If it can be upgraded, it's upgraded.
Community Feedback
8 Reasons to love Moonrakers
We asked our discord community what they love about Moonrakers. Here's 8 of their reasons.
No. 1

Constant player interaction

You're negotiating on every players' turn, so the table-talk never stops.

No. 2

Easy to learn & teach

A normal teaching session takes less than 10 minutes.

No. 3

Co-operative & competitive

In the beginning, you MUST work together to succeed, but there can only be one winner.

No. 4

57 unique ship parts & crew

Zero repeated abilities means every ship and deck is different, with 184+ billion possible combinations.

No. 5

Unique art

Every crew member and ship part have a unique illustration.

No. 6

Highly Replayable

With a random marketplace, the crew and ship parts available will be different every game.

No. 7

Premium Components

Metal coins, blackcore cards, wrapped cardboard, no repeated illustration.

No. 8

No dogpiling

Losing just because you're winning isn't fun.

Opinions are like Stars
Overwhelmingly positive reviews
Moonrakers maintains a 7.9+ rating on BGG.
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