Card Games

Solar Orrery

This is a card game with space/astronomy theme. The cards are based on actual images of the planets and moons in our solar system taken by NASA probes. The basic game consists of 2 to 4 players attempting to collect the planets and dwarf planets (the top two rows in the picture above) and not get moons or the sun (middle of the last row) in their hand (orrery.) It is played similar to a Rummy game. If someone has an interest in our solar system or astronomy they should find this game fun to play. Each card in a system has an actual picture of the celestial body on it with the name and a few statistics. There are 10 cards that make up the planets and dwarf planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto), two moon cards (Luna and Charon) and the Sun (Sol.)
Purchase a deck at here or the Expansion set here.