To play Airlock you need at least 5 people and the app on a smartphone or tablet. Most players take on the role of scientists but hidden among them are some saboteurs. The two competing groups need to work together while outmaneuvering the other. Much of the game happens outside device as the players debate, trying to figure out who’s on which side.
The regular scientists need to successfully repair one system to win. To repair a system the scientists have to bring in 8 repair points in one room.
The saboteurs win, if they corrupt all systems, manage to repair one corrupted system or if the oxygen runs out. To corrupt the system the saboteurs have to bring in 4 corruption points and the 8 repair points.
Set up board:
At the beginning 3x2 points are hidden set in the 3 rooms, 4 repair points and 2 corruption points.
- System announces operator.
- Operator plans tasks, announces the decision and discusses the plan with players.
- Players vote on the plan. The simple majority wins.
- If the tasks are approved, the players start the tasks.
- If the players vote against the tasks, the round ends and the system announces the next operator.
- Every player has the choice to saboteur or repair the room the player is assigned to.
- Repairing adds one repair point. While sabotaging adds one corruption point to the room.
- After all the tasks are completed, the operator can check the system of the ship by looking at the status of all the rooms, but can’t show the result to any other player.
- The operator may share any information with the group and can also lie.
- The round ends and the system announces the next operator.
The game will end if one team wins.
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