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A solo real-time game

by Tony Boydell

With illustrations by Alex Lee

Available from this website 

Designer: Tony Boydell
Players: 1
Duration: 15 minutes
Age: 10+

Published with Frosted Games (German)

More information (BGG):

Lux Aeterna

​​Rules, English (pdf)

Lux Aeterna

SSG logo as spaceman for Lux Aeterna Game
Lux Aeterna game box art


Game overview - BGG Spiel 2019

Game overview - Dual Brain Games

Play through - Dual Brain Games

Play through - Heavy Cardboard

Play through - Tikyjo

Play through - The Aldie show

Review - Tom Vassel

Review -5G4D

"Mayday! Mayday! Can anyone hear me?! If you can hear me, please respond to this communication! This is the captain of the Lux Aeterna. I am conducting manoeuvres north of black hole NGC 1277 and have been struck by a meteor! It has torn through the ship and all major systems are failing. I'm doing what I can to fix it but I fear we don't have long! If there is anyone there, help me! Please!"

Lux Aeterna - Time's Up

When you're playing Lux Aeterna, you lose if you run of time. While you can use a smart phone or other device to set a timer at the start of the game, why not use a sound track? Here is Tony Boydell's Spotify list of 10 minutes (or thereabouts) timing pieces you might use while playing.

The Spotify list includes György Ligeti's piece "Lux aeterna" that was used in the film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Here is a link to a YouTube video of this piece (9 minutes, 48 seconds).

Alternatively, there are large numbers of timers with music available on the web. Simply, search for "10 minute timer with music" or your own duration to taste. We don't make any specific recommendations here, but you might like to have a look at the following links.

Some 10 minute timers:

Mission Impossible!

Some 15 minute timers:

Here's a fun one that you can set to any time of your choosing. It's just visual, but it does have a bomb at the end!

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