California: 1849. Where the mayors of stupidly rich Gold Rush towns can squander the resources of their citizens on pretty much whatever they want.
This month, it's a race to the Moon. Will it work? Probably not. The real goal is to earn enough votes to become governor. But it seems the best way to impress your constituents is by doing something grotesquely stupid and dangerous, like blasting them into space. It's one false step for Mankind, one giant leap for you.
One False Step for Mankind is a board game about Gold Rush towns with vast resources and only one thing to spend them on: shooting a rocket to the Moon. This is a complex game, taking upwards of three hours to play. It's also the first Cheapass boxed game to contain full-color cards and boards!
In One False Step, you take the role of a city mayor, controlling one or more towns on a random Old West board. You must manage your gold mines, farms and cities, trying to earn political influence by building and firing off Moon rockets. Successful Moon shots earn you points, and the first player to earn 30 points wins the game.
400 poker chips (100 each of red, green, yellow, gray), 40 counters for each player, two 6-sided dice, 3 paperclips and 1 master token
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Contents: 1 four-page rule booklet, 3 know-how cards, 6 days-of-the-week cards, 18 rocket system cards, - 6 guidance systems, - 6 life support, - 6 power source, 33 city cards