Working Title: Laureate
Description: Compete and cooperate with the other engineers in your space program to construct a group of successful space shuttles. Work together to ensure the success of your program, but make sure that your designs position you as the prime laureate.
Mechanics: In this card-based resource management game, players will each use their program’s funding to build a space shuttle. Each turn, they will receive some funding that they can use to purchase materials, research designs, and construct different parts of their shuttle. Throughout the game, players can trade materials and share research to help each other build better shuttles. At the end of the game, each player’s shuttle is tested and inspected by the program’s investors. If any of the shuttles are deemed to be low-quality, the whole project is a failure. However, if the project is successful, one designer will be commended as the prime laureate. Laureate is a unique mix between resource management, planning, and trade that provides players with a new kind of strategy experience.