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Race in space

By Jasmine, 25 May 2013 Game

Here’s a board game from a past Double Helix magazine. Although it was published a few years ago in 2009, I think it’s still beautiful. Plus, it might be a fun way to pass time this weekend. I hope you enjoy it!

Banner with text: Race in Space, Illustrated by Patrice Marsaudon, for 2-4 players

You will need

  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Die

Before playing the game

Squares folded into a token shaped like a cross on a base.

This is how to fold the four shuttle tokens for the game.

  1. Download and print the board [PDF, 7.55 MB], data cards and shuttle tokens [PDF, 8.30 MB].
  2. Cut out the data cards.
  3. Cut out and fold the four shuttle tokens as shown right.


  1. Shuffle the data cards and place them face down in a pile.
  2. Place your shuttle token on the Earth square. The player who rolls the highest number starts first.
  3. Roll the die to move around the board. If you land on a ‘warp drive’ square, move forward to the square with the rocket ship. If you land on the top of a wormhole, slide down it.
  4. If you land on a DC square, pick up a data card and follow the instructions.
  5. The first person get to Mars wins the game!

Want more board games? Check out our Time walk board game!


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