We Backed This: Abandon Planet
In Abandon Planet, players are trying to escape the meteor apocalypse and to ensure their own survival, they must balance betrayal, and unstable alliances in the moments before Earth is destroyed. In order to make it safely off the planet, players will have to team up with a partner to prepare their rocket for an interplanetary jump. Each round, players decide which direction to send their rocket and then take turns picking up what they need or stealing it from others.
We found the theme, artwork and the mechanics of the game to be interesting. As a team, we enjoy set collection games and we also enjoy games with a “take that” element (it is always fun to cause a little trouble for your friends!). Collaborative strategy games are also fun, especially with bigger groups. Abandon Planet appears to have melded individual set collection with group strategy, into what looks like a game we will enjoy playing over and over. We are looking forward to receiving our copy!
How does Abandon Planet compare to other games?
- It has a group set collection element, like 7 Wonders.
- It has deal-making elements like Bohnanza or Settlers of Catan.
- It requires elements of cooperation and sabotage like Saboteur.
There are only a few days left for the Abandon Planet Kickstarter Campaign – go check it out!