In Orbit players take control of an international space agency exploring the solar system. Players will have to develop their agency whilst traversing the solar system to achieve objectives and complete missions. This will earn them points and the player with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.
The planets orbit the sun at the end of each round, carrying orbiting and landed spacecraft with them; this simple trick brings a breadth of complexity to the strategic and logistical challenges faced by the players. Whilst easy to learn, it is difficult to master and can catch out even experienced players as they quest to explore the outer planets.