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Terraforming Mars
1 - 5 players
average 120 minutes
Published in
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Economic Science Fiction Territory Building Industry / Manufacturing Environmental
Hand Management Set Collection Tile Placement Card Drafting Variable Player Powers Take That

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. 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. Buying cards is costly, so there is a balance between buying cards (3 megacredits per card) and actually playing them (which can cost anything between 0 to 41 megacredits, depending on the project). Standard Projects are always available to complement your cards. Your basic income, as well as your basic score, is based on your Terraform Rating (starting at 20), which increases every time you raise one of the three global parameters. However, your income is complemented with your production, and you also get VPs from many other sources. 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. Each round is called a generation (guess why) and consists of the following phases: 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. 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!

Overall Statistics for Haze Kalasa's Gaming Group

Total Games Played: 18
Average Players Per Game 2.6

Win/Loss Statistics for Haze Kalasa's Gaming Group

Badges Name   NemePoints   Total Games   Avg. NemePoints   Wins / Losses % Won  
Jason Amick 808  17 48.00 
64 %
Lora Amick 682  17 40.00 
41 %
Marcus Amick 130  4 32.00 
0 %
Ed Kryfka 98  3 33.00 
0 %
Bryan Emick 74  2 37.00 
0 %
Chris Lease 13  1 13.00 
0 %
Kate Kryfka 16  1 16.00 
0 %
Timothy Bailey 16  1 16.00 
0 %

    Last 5 Played Games for Haze Kalasa's Gaming Group

    Date Played Result
    1st Jason Amick (203 game points scored)
    2nd Lora Amick (157 game points scored)
    1st Lora Amick (150 game points scored)
    2nd Jason Amick (140 game points scored)
    1st Lora Amick (134 game points scored)
    2nd Jason Amick (122 game points scored)
    1st Lora Amick (157 game points scored)
    2nd Jason Amick (148 game points scored)
    1st Jason Amick (125 game points scored)
    2nd Bryan Emick (104 game points scored)
    3rd Lora Amick (103 game points scored)