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I have an archaeological question :). I used to have this space exploration board game that my father bought in the USSR in the 80s. I can't remember its name and I've been trying to find it on Russian websites for several days now, but it seems to be rather obscure and rare. I remember it had a board put together from several separate cardboard pieces (not foldable as usual). There were pictures of various Soviet space probes and satellites printed around the board. The main theme, if I recall correctly, was to put your satellites around major planets. The dominant color on the board was dark blue, with pictures of planets and stars. I have already checked that it was NOT any of the following:

  • Большое космическое путешествие (Great cosmic voyage)
  • Риск (Risk)
  • Космос (Cosmos)
  • В космос (Into the cosmos)
  • Приключения на Луне (Adventures on the Moon)

Any help in identifying this game will be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: I remember one more thing, although not that relevant. The player's pieces look a bit like these, although slightly more slender and reminiscent of a space rocket.

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Ok, after a visit to my grandmother I was able to unearth the box with the game. To my delight it was almost completely intact. It's called "Путешествие в космос" ("A trip to space"). It's really hard to find anything related to this game on Google - all the results refer to a newer game by the same title. I'll post some more details, including a scan of the manual and photos of the board, later today or maybe tomorrow.

EDIT:

Ok, while waiting for the BoardGameGeek submission to be accepted, I decided to post the photos now for everyone to see. Enjoy!!!

If someone would be interested in the English translation of the manual, let me know.

EDIT 2:

The submission to BoardGameGeek has finally been accepted. You can view it here. Have fun!!!

Box

Box

Manual Cover

Manual cover

Manual Text

Manual Text

Board Front (Upper Left)

Board Front (Upper Left)

Board Front (Upper Right)

Board Front (Upper Right)

Board Front (Lower Right)

Board Front (Lower Right)

Board Front (Lower Left)

Board Front (Lower Left)

Board Back (Lower Left)

Board Back (Lower Left)

Board Back (Lower Right)

Board Back (Lower Right)

Board Back (Upper Right)

Board Back (Upper Right)

Board Back (Upper Left)

Board Back (Upper Left)

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You should submit it to boardgamegeek as well - the more games in the DB there, the better. –  Charles Boyung Mar 17 at 19:22
    
Thanks for the suggestion @CharlesBoyung, I definitely will :) –  Wojciech Gac Mar 18 at 8:42
    
@WojciechGac, once you've submitted it to boardgamegeek, post a link to it here for all us curious people. –  Joe Mar 21 at 16:46
    
Ok, I submitted the game and am now waiting for the submission to be moderated. –  Wojciech Gac Mar 24 at 18:49
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@TheChaz2.0, so far nothing new on the submission. –  Wojciech Gac Apr 5 at 20:10

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