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The Search for Planet X

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1 – 4 Players, 60 Minutes playing time, Ages 13 and up. The Search for Planet X scores in the 8’s on Board Game Geek. Players really enjoy the logic/induction and deduction elements of the game, and though it uses and app, it’s done really well. Not only is the gameplay fresh, but the theme really shines in its ability to give you the feeling of science at the edge of discovery – attempting to be the first to break through. Manufacturer: Renegade Game Studios. Category: Deduction. Game Mechanics: Action Points.


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SKU: REN2079 Categories: ,
GTIN: Array
Brand: Renegade Game Studios


The Search for Planet X. At the edge of our solar system, a dark planet may lurk. In 2015, astronomers estimated a large distant planet could explain the unique orbits of dwarf planets and other objects. Since then, astronomers have been scanning the sky, hoping to find this planet.

In The Search for Planet X, players take on the role of astronomers who use observations and logical deductions to search for this hypothetical planet. Each game, the companion app randomly selects an arrangement of objects and a location for Planet X following predefined logic rules.

Each round, as the earth travels around the sun, players use the app to perform scans and attend conferences. As they gain information about the location of the objects, they mark that information on their deduction sheets. As players learn the locations of the various objects, they can start publishing theories, which is how players score points.

As more and more objects are found, players narrow down the possible locations for Planet X. Once a player believes they know its location and the objects on either side of it, they use the app to conduct a search. The game ends when a player successfully locates Planet X, and all players have a final chance to score some additional points.

The Search for Planet X captures the thrill of discovery, the puzzle-y nature of astronomical investigation, and the competition inherent in the scientific process. Can you be the first to find Planet X?

1 Solar System Board
1 Earth board
1 Wooden Sun Disc
48 Theory Tokens (12 per player)
4 Player Screens
8 Target tokens (2 per player)
4 Player Miniatures
1 Pad of Note Sheets (double-sided)
4 Expert Mode Cards
1 Rules book

Additional information

Weight 3.4 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 11 × 2 in

Q & A

Is this game original and new? jacobi asked on July 18, 2021

Yes, it is new and original. If we have any games for sale that aren't, we make sure it's well defined in the product description. Right now that only game that meets that criteria out of our entire lineup is the indi-published Grim Tales of the Wood that was not developed with a storage box. --Eric

Stone Valley answered on July 18, 2021 store manager
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