Leaving Earth

Leaving Earth
Leaving Earth (2015)

(BGG Link) When we spent some time in Portland in 2019, I went into a boardgame shop with the intent to buy a game that wouldn’t be available back home. I left the shop with Leaving Earth. And then proceeded to have big trouble finding the expansions until around mit 2020.

It’s a game about the space race from 1956 to 1976 (10 more years with expansions). One gets to explore the solar system with multi stage rockets and other fancy technology.

Leaving Earth
Leaving Earth game with all expansions

After we got the expansions we played one full game with everything. It took us 3 evenings of about 5 hours of play each. It is one of the most fascinating games from my collection and the only one in which using excel to help you plan your moves is advisable.