1 player • 30-60 minutes • ages 12+

You have landed with 3 other specialists on a distant planet; future home of a new civilization. You’ve barely set up the core of your base when a proximity alarm sounds — an incoming meteorite storm is on course to obliterate your new base! You might just have time to activate the shield generator…

A small-box card-based worker placement game that challenges you and your team to build a self-sustaining base with a powerful shield generator in the hostile environment of a distant exoplanet, before a coming meteorite storm.

  • Mine resources, harvest water, and grow food by adding new modules onto your base.
  • Balance your focus between upgrading your base and training your founders in specialized skills.
  • To survive, increase your production and power up the shield generator before the storm hits!
ExoBase - Components
ExoBase - How to Play

Learn to play in under 8 minutes:

ExoBase - Starting Layout

Playthrough video

  • Work to gather resources
  • Build additions onto your base
  • Upgrade locations to produce more resources automatically
ExoBase - the four core locations
8 Upgradable Characters

Each worker pawn represents one of 8 unique characters; four are used in each game. Upgrade their skills as you play to customize them further.

2 Difficulty Levels

For a longer, more difficult game, simply flip the Time, Production, and Hazard cards. Be careful with how many abilities you take, you’ll need most cards as locations, for production!

Printable box inserts


Print your own box insert on a single piece of card stock:

3D Printer

Thanks to Lucas Sorenson for sharing a 3d-printable box insert: