This NASA-inspired Apollo board game is now 50% off for Black Friday

Apollo: A Collaborative Game Inspired by NASA Moon Missions
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This NASA-inspired board game is now 50% off at Target. 

"Apollo: A Collaborative Game Inspired by NASA Moon Missions" invites groups of two to five players to pretend they are working on a Gemini or Apollo mission to space. The objective of the game is to collectively complete the trip into space and back to Earth. You can either play as Mission Control or as an astronaut, tackling issues as they arise in this dice and card game.

The manufacturer, Buffalo Games, says the average playtime is 30 to 60 minutes. The board game contains 200 cards with over 400 questions, a timer to regulate turns and game instructions. 

"Apollo: A Collaborative Game Inspired by NASA Moon Missions" is on sale for $11.99 at Target

Apollo: A Collaborative Game Inspired by NASA Moon Missions:$23.99$11.99 at Target

Apollo: A Collaborative Game Inspired by NASA Moon Missions: $23.99 $11.99 at Target

This board game, inspired by NASA's Gemini and Apollo eras, is now 50% off. Enjoy selecting how you play the collaborative game (Mission control or astronaut) and work together to complete a historic space endeavor. For two to five players, ages 12 and older.

The game is a simple premise but offers plenty of challenges. First you select from two bags of cards, and players will complete either a Gemini mission (which involves going into Earth orbit) or an Apollo mission (heading to the moon and returning to Earth). 

The strategy game features one player in the role of Mission Control, whose activity is hidden from the rest of the players who then act like the spaceflight's astronauts. 

The board game is intricate and many users have said it takes some time to fully understand the rules. Once you understand how to play, however, there are many elements to keep you entertained. One cool feature is that many of the game's cards feature nice illustrations that show how the real-life historic chapters of the missions appeared. 

Overall, user reviews rate "Apollo: A Collaborative Game Inspired by NASA Moon Missions" at a 4.4 out of 5. 

The game usually sells for $23.99, but it is now available at Target at 50% off for $11.99

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Doris Elin Urrutia
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Doris is a science journalist and contributor. She received a B.A. in Sociology and Communications at Fordham University in New York City. Her first work was published in collaboration with London Mining Network, where her love of science writing was born. Her passion for astronomy started as a kid when she helped her sister build a model solar system in the Bronx. She got her first shot at astronomy writing as a editorial intern and continues to write about all things cosmic for the website. Doris has also written about microscopic plant life for Scientific American’s website and about whale calls for their print magazine. She has also written about ancient humans for Inverse, with stories ranging from how to recreate Pompeii’s cuisine to how to map the Polynesian expansion through genomics. She currently shares her home with two rabbits. Follow her on twitter at @salazar_elin.