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Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Spaceteam is a fast, cooperative communication game where you race to repair your malfunctioning spaceship. You have Malfunction cards that require you to work together to match tools to problems. It's a team game where you have fun while shouting frantically for the tools you need.

Your aim is to keep the spaceship's systems functioning until the time runs out. You work your way through you Malfunction cards by finding the right tools to fix them. The twist is that the Tool cards you need are likely in other player's hands.

Finding the right tools can be harder than you think, especially when your Spaceteam is frantically worrying about malfunctions in their own sector. Things are made harder by periodic events like wormholes and asteroids that require team coordination of the entire crew - like physically pulling a player back to the table if they are sucked into a wormhole.

Once you start a round there are no turns. You all play (and shout) at the same time. Victory is achieved if enough malfunctions are corrected to reveal the 6 hidden System-Go cards before time is up.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2015

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 3-6

Genres: Action, Brain Game, Collecting and Communication

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Stlr Fctry (@StlrFctry)



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Learn to Play: This takes 2 minutes to learn. It's really simple to learn the rules but it takes a little more time to understand how cooperation works in the game, and why shouting louder isn't necessarily the best tactic.

Play Time: It takes between 4 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 3 to 6 players in the same room. Expansions are available for extended play.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Provided younger players can cope with the chaos and loud communication they can take part and enjoy this.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.


There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Space Team Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@StlrFctry) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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