FAQ – Periorbis

//FAQ – Periorbis
FAQ – Periorbis2017-01-22T19:03:13+00:00

Below are some of the frequently asked questions about Periorbis. Use the contact form here to submit a question and we’ll update the FAQ.

Didn’t Periorbis used to be called Asteroid Miner?2015-04-03T22:14:42+00:00

Yes. When we originally designed the game, we planned to call it Asteroid Miner. That’s why some of the reviews featured on our website and Kickstarter campaign use that name. However, we discovered earlier this year that another group have also designed a game with that name. So, to avoid a fight over whether or not we can also use the name we decided to rename our game Periorbis.

Although both games involve mining asteroids, that’s where the similarity ends. Periorbis is a fresh take on worker placement featuring a unique orbital mechanic.

We hope you’ll support us and enjoy playing our game.



When does the KickStarter campaign launch?2015-04-18T20:15:04+00:00

The Kickstarter campaign launched on 18 April 2015 and will be available until 18 May. With a bit of luck and your support, we’ll be funded by summer!

Subscribe to our newsletter for a chance to see an advanced preview of the campaign before it goes live.

Does Periorbis work as a 2 player game?2015-04-03T22:14:24+00:00

2 player is obviously quite different to games with more players, but we think it works really well.

You can read a play through here, and our design comments here, which should help you judge for yourself. Rahdo also does a run through which you can find here (link to follow).

Can you put more than one miner in a base?2014-06-23T21:12:20+00:00

In a word, Yes. There is no limit to the number of miners that may be placed in each base.

Are asteroids with bases always available?2015-03-13T23:10:51+00:00

You can only transport miners and ore to and from asteroids which are shown as available in the current turn. Asteroid availability is determined by the Asteroid Belt shown on the main board.

However, if you have already built a base and transported a miner to an Asteroid, you can always mine ore. and stockpile it until the asteroid is next available.