Anyone ever hear of this game? Orion: Combat Near the Speed of Light?

Click to embiggen.
I heard about this game while reading an article on Atomic Rockets and it looks interesting. Here's BoardGameGeek's description:
This is a game of combat between ram ships moving at near light speed in the Great Nebula of Orion. Each player commands a fleet or ram ships armed with missiles, X-ray lasers, etc. The primary tenet of the game is Einstein's theory of special relativity and how it affects movement and communications. The game includes 7 scenarios which may last from 1.5 to 8 hours. Also included are advanced rules and notes from the designer on the game mechanics, concept, and how these relate to physics.


Click to embiggen.
Oddly, I've never heard about this game before, so I was wondering if any of the space gamers out there any previous experience or knowledge about it? The game was created by some company called Monash Games, which might very well have been their only game, as my Google-Fu doesn't seem to be bringing anything up. However, I did scrounge up a link to Noble Knight Games, which has a second edition of the game in their store, although it's sold out. Still, it's something. In any event, the game uses a hex-map matt/board like several other space-based wargames that I've seen, but unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any miniatures.

Pictures via BoardGameGeek.

Comments

Popular Posts