New edition of Mission: Red Planet coming from Fantasy Flight Games.
- Classic game reworked.
- Phobos location added.
- Cards re-tuned and even some new ones added.
- Now allows 2-6 players.
- Coming this summer.
Board games no longer have to be put out to pasture. What’s old is new again thanks to revised editions of classic and obscure board games alike. The king of new editions, Fantasy Flight Games, is reviving another board game, this time providing a re-release of Bruno Cathala (Abyss, Shadows Over Camelot) and Bruno Faidutti’s (Citadels, Lost Temple) Mission: Red Planet.
Ice and unique resources, celerium and sylvanite have been discovered on Mars, opening the possibility that the red planet could be colonized. Now it’s a race to be the first corporation to exploit Mars. Drill, baby, drill!
Taking place over 10 rounds, Mission: Red Planet has you utilizing a crack team of soldiers, scientists and others to uncover the secrets of Mars and make some cash. That might come in the form of getting the most resources (and only those with the most astronauts on a location get that area’s goods) or making a unique scientific discovery.
The discovery cards tell a lot about a location, sometimes providing an excess of resources, other times creating conditions where mining is impossible. Trick is, these discovery cards are revealed at the end of the game. But scientists can peek at them early. But since these are cards, randomly placed on the board, each game can play out differently.
New to this addition is Phobos, Mars’s potato-shaped moon, adding a whole new location to utilize. Missions and discovery cards have been fine-tuned, new action cards have been added to the event deck, and the game now plays up to six (with a new 2-player variant).
You can blast off to Mars this summer.