Rules of the Game

Part 3: Turns

Phases of a Turn

....the Nova Wars are remembered as a period of planetary discovery as well as conquest....

Each turn has six phases. At the beginning of each phase, play starts with the opening player (initially the player to the left of the dealer) and rotates clockwise. All players play a given phase before the next phase begins. A turn is over when all players have played all six phases.

At the end of each turn, the opening player designation rotates to the left such that the player starting the next turn should be the player to the left of the person that started the current turn. The six phases of each turn are: