Is Terraforming Mars Colonies fun to play?Players: 1 – 5 players | Game Duration 60 – 120 mins | Min. Age 9+ | Game complexity: MEDIUM Genre: Exploration, Science, Space Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No | Online Version: No
|Terraforming Mars The Colonies by Stronghold Games, Strategy Board Game
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What is Terraforming Mars Colonies about?
Terraforming Mars Colonies is an expansion add-on to the popular award winning Terraforming Mars board game.
Terraforming Mars Colonies adds a whole new layer of complexity to the already intricate game of Terraforming Mars. Players take on the roles of corporations looking to terraform Mars and make it habitable for human life. In Colonies, players must now also establish colonies on the planet’s surface, in addition to managing resources, building infrastructure, and competing against other corporations.
Additional Game Mechanics through Colony Cards
The mechanics of Colonies are just as engaging and challenging as those of the original game. Players must accumulate resources such as steel, titanium, and energy to build their colonies, which can then produce food, water, and other resources to support their efforts.
Different colony cards offer different abilities and benefits, such as boosting production or giving players bonuses for specific actions.
The gameplay in Colonies follows the same turn-based format as the original game. You take turns performing actions like adding board tiles and playing cards. The game’s goal is to accumulate the most points by building infrastructure, claiming land, and achieving milestones before the planet’s temperature and oxygen levels are sufficiently terraformed. Terraforming Mars Colonies adds a new layer of complexity and depth to the gameplay by allowing you to launch fleets to distant moons and asteroid belts, constructing outposts that yield valuable resources and unique benefits. Whether it’s mining on Titan, harvesting ice from Europa, or tapping into the energy-rich fields of the asteroid belt, each colony brings its strategic advantage.
Is it fun?
The added mechanics are fun for both seasoned players and those who haven’t yet tried the original game. Anyone who enjoys a good board game with a strong emphasis on strategy and resource management.
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