Terraforming Mars – from the comfort of your home.

2 -5

Players

120 mins

Gametime

12 +

Age

3.25/5

Complexity 

SpaceX is leading the race to have a human walk on Mars. It may be years to decades away, but we imagine one day it will be possible. But what happens once we have footsteps out there? How will we make into another postcode that Amazon Prime can deliver to?

Terraforming Mars is just the game to give you a chance at creating this new world. First off, what is Terraforming? Simply put, it is making a planet similar to Earth so we are able to survive.

Terraforming Mars is a tableau building style game perfect for 1-5 players and can take up to 120 minutes of fun depending on the number of players.

How do you win?

Each player is a corporation in the race to making Mars inhabitable. Every action you take helps you build structures on Mars, increase your resource production and contribute to your Terrafrom rating. Once Mars has reached the optimal temperature, oxygen and ocean coverage, the planet is ready for humans. At this point, tally up the Terraform rating and any other victory points to declare a winner!

Learning Curve

Don’t be afraid that there is a learning curve to get you into the game, but once you are immersed you will be excited for another with ambitions to be the wining corporations. Best advice is to just jump in and play a game and you’ll be looking back in hindsight of what you can do better.

Rules Imagined:

1) Player order shifts clockwise.
2) Research phase: All players buy cards from four privately drawn.
3) Action phase: Players take turns doing 1-2 actions from these options: Playing a card, claiming a Milestone, funding an Award, using a Standard project, converting plant into greenery tiles (and raising oxygen), converting heat into a temperature raise, and using the action of a card in play. The turn continues around the table (sometimes several laps) until all players have passed.
4) Production phase: Players get resources according to their terraform rating and production parameters.

To get your hands on this board game, check out here: https://imaginationtyme.com.au/product/terraforming-mars-board-game/