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||Jose Ramón Palacios
The dream of sustaining human life on the surface of the moon has now come true. The project to construct cities on Earth’s beloved satellite is under way. Things are moving ahead full speed too, the possibilities are enormous because this is 1977, the year when lunar living becomes reality. The most enterprising companies have chosen to sponsor teams of scientists, builders, publicists and freelance nightlife entertainers to set out to construct the best client base in the galaxy. On top of this out of the world chance, the Lunar Colonization Authority shall assign the capital of the Moon to the best of the projects that are presented, giving the chance for an even juicier reward!
In LUNA Capital, the players must optimally manage the elements of the game to construct the best possible lunar settlement, and to make it worthy of becoming the capital of the entire off-planet colony. They have a series of construction cards in a common “market”, and each of the players shall be tied to a number of project tiles. The players will take turns drawing cards and the tiles that accompany them, and then place them in their personal playing area. The cards must be laid out in a maximum of three lines and have to be placed so that they are always in ascending numerical value. Once the card has been placed, the tiles are then put on the spaces for them on the cards, in an attempt to group together the various projects in the most efficient manner possible.
The tiles show what projects are available, all of which are critical for the construction of the city worthy of the term. They include greenhouses, oxygen collectors, residential complexes and (of extreme importance) sales offices to sell apartments with the best views in the galaxy. Each of these categories scores according to how they are arranged within the personal area of every player. Whoever is best able to take advantage of their arrangement and placement shall become the mayor of LUNA Capital.