Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition

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Vendor : Stronghold Games

Product Type : Expansion


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Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition is a captivating and streamlined card-based board game that brings the grandeur of planetary terraforming to the tabletop. As a standalone game inspired by the highly acclaimed "Terraforming Mars," it offers a more accessible and faster-paced experience while maintaining the strategic depth and thematic richness. Here's a detailed description of this immersive game:

Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition invites players to become influential corporations collaborating on the ambitious task of transforming Mars into a habitable planet. Through strategic card play and resource management, players compete to contribute the most to the terraforming effort by raising the temperature, oxygen level, and creating oceans, forests, and cities on the Red Planet.

Components: The game includes a variety of cards representing projects, actions, and resources, player boards illustrating corporations and their progress, tokens for tracking resources and terraforming parameters, and a central board depicting Mars and its evolving conditions.

Gameplay: Players assume the roles of competing corporations, each with its unique abilities and starting resources. Over a series of rounds, they acquire and play cards from a communal deck, which represent various projects, developments, and actions contributing to the terraforming process.

Cards come in different types, such as projects, events, and actions, offering benefits like resource production, terraforming boosts, or special abilities. Strategic card play and resource management are crucial, allowing players to optimize their corporation's actions and gain advantages.

The game revolves around increasing temperature, oxygen levels, and water on Mars while claiming milestones and awards to gain victory points. Player decisions impact the planet's terraforming progress and their own corporation's advancement, fostering a dynamic and engaging experience.

Key Features:

  1. Strategic Depth: Offers rich strategic choices through card play, resource management, and long-term planning, rewarding clever tactics and decision-making.
  2. Streamlined Mechanics: Simplifies some elements of the original "Terraforming Mars" while maintaining its thematic essence, making it more accessible to a broader audience.
  3. Variable Player Powers: Each corporation possesses unique abilities, encouraging diverse strategies and replay ability.
  4. Thematic Immersion: Captures the thematic richness of terraforming Mars, allowing players to envision the gradual transformation of the planet through their actions.
  5. Engaging Gameplay: Balances competitiveness with collaboration as players work individually towards a collective goal, creating an immersive and interactive experience.

Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition delivers a captivating and strategic gameplay experience within a shorter timeframe compared to its predecessor. It combines accessible mechanics with deep strategic elements, making it an excellent choice for both fans of the original game and newcomers seeking an immersive journey into the wonders of planetary terraforming.

Family: Terraforming Mars

Playing Time: 45-60 mins

Number of Players: 1-4

Age Range: 14+


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