The central feature of Planet is the twelve-sided magnetic “planet cores” that the players will use to build their own planet. The cores start the game empty, and each round players choose magnetic tiles showing a variety of landscapes and attach them to their cores. Then, animal cards are awarded to the planets best suited to harboring that kind of life. Once the planets are complete after 12 rounds, points are awarded for the animal cards with bonuses for players who match their own secret goal card.
Blue Orange just made the top 10 on ICv2’s list of best-selling board games this summer with Kingdomino (on our PRO site, see “PRO: Board Games Market Report and Top Brands Chart – Summer 2018”), which received a “giant” expansion last summer (see “ ‘Kingdomino’ Achieves Greater Heights”).