Each player has been dealt a Secret Objective card. Ordinarily these objectives would remain secret while playing the game but for purposes of this tutorial we will review what each player received.
Steve examines his Secret Objective.
This Secret Objective is worth 2 points. It looks like Steve will need to have a plan that includes conquering Mecatol Rex (the large planet in the center of the board). To qualify for meeting this objective, he will need to build a Space Dock there and support it with multiple ships.
Melissa examines her own Secret Objective.
This Secret Objective may not be too difficult to achieve. It's worth 2 points. Melissa needs to put space ships in every Wormhole tile on the board. Since we have not constructed the game board yet we do not know how many Wormhole tiles there will be in the game.
Nicholas examines his Secret Objective Card.
Looks like Nicholas will be busy. His Secret Objective is worth 2 points. He will have to build all 3 of his Space Docks, all 5 of his Dreadnought space ships and control Mecatol Rex to achieve this objective.
It's not unusual for Secret Objectives for players to "collide". In this case we see that, unknowingly, Steve and Nicholas both need to control Mecatol Rex to achieve their Secret Objective.
It's time to Create the game board.