|Number of Game Players||5|
|Number of Pieces||120|
|Remote Control Included?||No|
|Remote Control Type||No|
|Release date||28 September 2016|
|Mfg Recommended age||12 - 99 years|
|Item Model Number||6005SG|
|Product Dimensions||7.11 x 29.46 x 29.46 cm; 500 Grams|
Terraforming Mars Stratergy Game, Pack of 1
Recommended Retail Price (RRP)The RRP displayed is the most recent manufacturer’s recommended retail price made available to Amazon AU.
|You Save:||$38.45 (32%)|
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- Compete for different Milestones and Awards worth many VPs
- Over 200 different projects to complete
- 1 to 5 players ages 12 and up
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In the 2400s, mankind begins to terraform the planet Mars. Giant corporations, sponsored by the World Government on Earth, initiate huge projects to raise the temperature, the oxygen level and the ocean coverage until the environment is habitable. In Terraforming Mars you play one of those corporations and work together in the terraforming process, but compete in doing the best work, with victory points awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar systems and other commendable achievements. The players acquire unique project cards, which represent anything from introducing plant life or animals, hurling asteroids at the surface, building cities, and establishing greenhouse gas industries to heat up the atmosphere. You compete for the best places for your city tiles, ocean tiles and greenery tiles. When the terraforming process is complete, the player corporation with the most victory points wins.
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In the 2400s, mankind begins to terraform the planet Mars. Giant corporations, sponsored by the World Government on Earth, initiate huge projects to raise the temperature, the oxygen level, and the ocean coverage until the environment is habitable.
In Terraforming Mars, you play one of those corporations and work together in the terraforming process, but compete for getting victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, and doing other commendable things.
How to play
Each player keeps track of their production and resources on their player boards, and the game uses six types of resources: MegaCredits, Steel, Titanium, Plants, Energy, and Heat. On the game board, you compete for the best places for your city tiles, ocean tiles, and greenery tiles. You also compete for different Milestones and Awards worth many VPs
Build a better world
The players acquire unique project cards (from over two hundred different ones) by buying them to their hand. The projects (cards) can represent anything from introducing plant life or animals, hurling asteroids at the surface, building cities, to mining the moons of Jupiter and establishing greenhouse gas industries to heat up the atmosphere. The cards can give you immediate bonuses, as well as increasing your production of different resources. Many cards also have requirements and they become playable when the temperature, oxygen, or ocean coverage increases enough.
A new home for mankind
When the three global parameters (temperature, oxygen, ocean) have all reached their goal, the terraforming is complete, and the game ends after that generation. Count your Terraform Rating and other VPs to determine the winning corporation!
- Industry / Manufacturing
- Science Fiction
- Territory Building
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The condition of the game box and blocks looks like it was second hand. But th game is still perfectly playable.
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Das Spiel dauert jeweils grob 3-4 Stunden und erfodert viel Kopfrechnen und vorrausplanen. Abschätzen was die anderen brauchen/tun werden ist entscheidend für den eigenen Erfolg.
Wer Spiele mag wie Agricola oder Puerto Rico kommt hier voll auf seine Kosten. Ein anspruchvolles Spiel mit geringer Einstiegshürde aber hoher Spielkomplexität. Easy to play, hard to master. Die Regeln sind schnell erklärt und nachvollziehbar.
Das Kartenmaterial ist ziemlich billig. Dünne Pappen und Papier, scharfe Kanten an Plastikquadern. Viel billiger produziert geht kaum. Das sorgt dafür, dass der Preis einfach unverschämt ist. Zu meinem Kaufzeitpunkt waren Terraforming mars + Erweiterung für 90€ zu haben.
Zum Vergleich: Das Spiel Gloomhaven hat 100€ per Kickstarter gekostet (keine Gewinnmarge) und beinhaltet 10 Kilo! sehr hochwertiges Spielmaterial. Da sind 90€ für diese minderwertigen Spielmaterialien exterm überteuert.
Wer komplexe Spiele wie Agricola und Puerto Rico gerne mag, dem kann ich trotzdem nur dazu raten sich Terraforming Mars incl Venus Erweiterung zu besorgen. Wer eher Gelegenheitsspieler ist und Spiele mit mittlerem/wenig Anspruch sucht, der sollte dieses Spiel nicht kaufen.
I contacted Stronghold Games before placing the order, and they mentioned that they have a "transparency sticker" on the Terraforming Mars sold by Amazon Canada.
I wasn't sure what to expect. Today I received the game and on the plastic seal of the box there is a small sticker which you can scan with the Transparency App to confirm the authenticity. It gave me all the details, including the fact that this box was produced in Germany.
This was a big relive as I had read reviews about fake copies from China going around.
The game is not easy -- the manual is 15 pages. However, I think it's a good challenge which will make the game even more interesting (I purchased it after recommendations from several friends). The cardboard material feels lighter than I would expect, but at the end there is so much material in the box of Terraforming Mars, that the entire box was heavy. Very heavy. Heavier than my other board games. So it makes sense to me that some of the material is lighter, otherwise this won't be a nice box to grab and move when you wish to play it.
Graphics on cardboard items and cards are excellent.
As someone has mentioned, the cards are quite thin (not too thin, mind me, but thinner than other board games).
However, once again, there are over 230 cards. Those are two quite tall piles of cards already. Heaving them heavier or thicker may have not helped the enjoyment of the game.
All the cubes have a cut-mark in one of the corners, I assume due to the fabrication process.
The semi-transparent cubes are very similar to the cubes from Pandemic. In these semi-transparent cubes the cut is barely visible. Additionally, in my set there is only one cube (one blue cube) which has an air bubble in it.
The small metallic copper cubes are good.
The small metallic silver cubes look "fair", but it seems that grinding on each other some metallic cover is coming off from them.
The big metallic gold cubes are good but not perfect. One has some little dots (barely noticeable tho). Some seem a bit more orange-gold and others more yellow-gold. Others seems to shift the color in the cube between those two. But once again, barely noticeable unless you have OCD and a focused attention to details.
Overall I am happy about this game, and I am looking forward to spending the next days at home playing it.
Having said that, having played the game before, it is one of the best games I've played and I wholeheartedly recommend it. Little bit complicated at first with a lot going on but after a few playthroughs it starts to make sense.
My game was missing player boards when it arrived. Despite contacting the manufacturer repeatedly, no replacement boards ever came. There was always a response to my emails and a forward to another person telling them to resolve the matter...never happened. I should have just returned it back to Amazon and let them deal with it instead of being strung along with no replacement boards.