airships: north pole quest | The Game
An Epic race
towards the Pole
The majestic beauty of airships, epic missions to unexplored lands, facing adverse weather conditions with early technologies. A true and forgotten story, exploring the earth from the sky, a unique moment in the human history.
We will bring you back to 1924, in the golden years of airships, when nations started aiming for the Arctic, the last inviolate frontier, and for its symbol: the North Pole.
We want you to relive the same thrills and challenges, assuming the role of a brave commander responsible for the life of his crew. You must balance the sometimes-competing priorities of political pressures, scientific ambition, and immense expenses, all while dealing with issues that are, literally, “life and death.”
All of this is based on years of research and on our
book “Airships | Designed for greatness, the illustrated history”, created by an international team and regarded to be the most beautiful book on the subject in the aeronautic literature.
Massimiliano “Max” Pinucci
Designer, teacher and pilot
Designer and teacher, Max Pinucci loves everything that tells the horizons: travel, cartography, geography, history, always an enthusiast of the history of flight and exploration.
Art direction, video and animations
Game production, 3D modelling and art
Project management and game developmen
Game design and rules development
Graphic design and layout
Rules editing, advice and marketing (US)
Advice and marketing (ITA)
3D animations and ar
THE EXTENDED TEAM
Stephen Clark Briggs
Silvio “Pan” Lucchesi
OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS
Roberto di Meglio
Kirk Mc Ginnis
Knut Petter Johannesen
Francisco A. Gonzalez Redondo François-Gilles Ricard
“I love history told through a game. I love “Airships, North Pole Quest”. The North Pole, airships, exploration, challenge and triumph are fantastic ingredients to enjoy some competition with your family and friends”.
Umberto Nobile Museum,
“Amazing! A beautiful work, a great way to pay tribute to these forgotten heroes of the past, to which we owe so much”
CEO Oceansky, Airships operator and pilot
“Mankind has always explored and pushed the boundaries. It’s part of who we are. The “Airships North Pole Quest” board game tickles this deep instinct, unleash your passion: the race is on”.
“If you think that Airships are the most romantic and exotic of all the symbols of humanity’s dream of flight, then this beautiful game will make your heart soar”.
“Full of realism and History, complete and with a pure refined design “Airships, North Pole Quest”is the perfect game that will satisfy equally the most airship enthusiast as well as the youngest polar explorer”.
Thanks to the accurate and planned historical and iconographic research, based on hundreds of pictures and drawings, in collaboration with an international team of authors and experts, all the components of the game have been designed in extreme detail.
Years of work have been devoted to the realization of this board game, dedicated to the most amazing flying machines from the early days of aviation. You will get to play with real Airships models in scale, using authentic cartographytools diving deep into a unique atmosphere.
02. Weather Disc
03. Game Plan
05. Specialist Token
08. Navigating Tool
09. Range Calculator
10. Wind Indicator
11. Venture Cards
12. Strategy Cards
13. Mission Cards
14. Solo Mode Cards
16. Mission Calculator
18. Target Token
19. Mooring mast
21. Place Holder Card
Number of players: 2 to 6 (8 with expansion)
Playing time: 50 to 200 minutes (depending on the number of players and the level of the rules)
Languages: English, Italian, French, German. Other languages ( Spanish, Russian, Ucrainian, Polish) will be downloadable from the website in PDF format.