Command the United States or Soviet Union Space Agency in this engine building, worker placement Eurogame for 2 to 4 players.
Place two kinds of workers - Engineers and Administrators - to gather resources, draft cards, and launch unmanned and manned missions all in an effort to be the first to achieve a Moon landing!!
Coordinate your actions with your teammate in order to maximize the benefits and minimize the drawbacks. Gain upgrades to your space program, but be aware that your rival may also gain those same upgrades with every success you achieve.
Which type of Worker you place changes the effect that a board action has. Each board action can only be used once each round so placing a Worker does not only prevent your opponents from using the action but prevents your teammate from using the action's alternative effect with their workers.
Gain the advantage in the media to place your worker first in a round or to gain a media bonus for special one-time abilities and bonus resources.
Score Victory Points by building cards you drafted or by successfully launching Missions into space. Every successful launch you have upgrades one of the board actions not only for your team but also your opponents. Successfully launch enough Manned Missions to achieve the first manned moon landing before your rivals, gaining you bonus Victory Points and ending the game. The team who has the most Victory Points at the end contributed the most to one of humanities greatest achievements and wins the game.
Blast into space and have fun learning about the development of the United States space program. One Small Step as also perfect for a US History curriculum at home or in the classroom.