Assembly: Spaceship Builders



Assembly: Spaceship Builders is a quick, cooperative or solo, puzzle card game.

You control a production line for building spaceships. Unfortunately the factory designers have given you a very limited set of commands, the layout requirements keep changing and you have a tough deadline to meet.

Can you complete the ship in time?


Assembly Spaceship Builders was ranked among the top designs in the 2016 Board Game Geek Mint Tin Design Contest (26 entries):

  • 1st place: Best Written Rules
  • 3rd place: Most Innovative Mechanism
  • 4th place: Overall in Contest*
  • 6th place: Best Overall Design
*based on Geek Gold won


Using the Command Cards in your hand Draw, Swap, and Rotate Room Tokens around the ship until they sit on their matching  Blueprint where you can lock them into place. For 2-player games, limited communication is added into the mix. Two games will never be the same with a variable setup and the optional use of malfunctions activating on locking which increases difficulty. And best of all the game will fit in your pocket making it the ultimate travel game.

Inspiration has been drawn from clock patience, Shadi Torbey’s Omniverse games and The Maiden Voyage.

You can find a narrative on this games development in its WIP thread on BGG. Links to the PnP files are in the first post of the thread. The PnP files are available in both low ink and full colour.

If you download it and play Assembly: Spaceship Builders – please let us know! What did you think? How could we improve it? Was anything unclear?