This is the 4th ed ofPhil Eklund's signature gameHigh Frontier. It started withRocket Flight(1999), a game with the vision to let "Each player start as a spacefaring company in the year 2020 trying to make a profit in trade and technology development." Now that we are at that year,High Frontierhas evolved into a modular system open to enthusiasts to keep it updated ever farther into the future.
The Core Game is equivalent to the previous edition's basic and advanced rules, and includes Module 0 (Politics). It also comes with the beginner's gameSpace Diamonds(accessible to bright children),Race for Glory(introductory, including a playthrough), and a variety of solitaire and cooperative variants. The iconic map ofHigh Frontieris the most comprehensive map of the solar system ever published! Since it is a delta-v map, it offers a completely different view of the accessibility of the worlds that orbit Sol. The cards and map have been expanded and produced in consultation with experts in the field, and the author himself is a former rocket scientist, and we can safely say this is the most accurate yet accessible game of space exploration/exploitation ever published. Transition rules allowHigh Frontierto work as an independent 4th stage in the Bios:Earth trilogy (Bios: Genesis,Bios: Megafauna, andBIOS: Origins) about the evolution of life on our planet.