Terraforming Mars


Terraforming Mars is medium, card drafting, tile laying game for 1-5 players whose goal is to transform and tame Mars.

The taming of the Red Planet has begun!  In Terraforming Mars corporations are competing to transform Mars into a habitable planet by spending vast resources, and using innovative technology to raise temperature, create a breathable atmosphere, and make oceans of water.

Humanity has begun to spread throughout the solar system.  On Mars, a few small colonies have been built which offer protection from the terribly cold, dry and harsh environment with no atmosphere.  To be able to increase immigration from Earth, Mars needs to be terraformed by altering its environment until humans can live there without expensive protective gear, and without even minor accidents becoming lethal.  Therefore the World Government has decided to support any corporation that contributes to this vast undertaking.

In Terraforming Mars, you play one of those corporations working together in the terraforming process, but competing for 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.

Designer:  Jacob Fryxelius
Publisher:  Stronghold Games
Player numbers:   1-5 players
Recommended Age:  12+
Game Time:  90-120 mins

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Product Contents:

  • 1 Rules Booklet
  • 1 Game Board
  • 5 Player Boards
  • 17 Corporation Cards
  • 208 Project Cards
  • 8 Reference Cards
  • 200 Player Markers (transparent plastic cubes, 5 colors)
  • 200 Resource Markers (opaque plastic cubes in gold, silver, and copper in different sizes)
  • 3 Game Board Markers (big white plastic cubes)
  • 9 Ocean Tiles
  • 60 Greenery/City Tiles
  • 11 Special Tiles
  • 1 First Player Marker

Card sleeve information if you wish to sleeve the cards in this product:

233 cards. Fantasy Flight sleeve size: Standard Card Game – Gray (FFS05, 50/pack) – (2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ – 63.5 x 88mm)


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