Board Gaming on Mars
Visiting other planets has been humanity's dream for a long time. As our first neighbor, Mars has been in the spotlight of various research and science missions. The Martian, a book by Andy Weir and the follow-up movie have increased the influence of Mars to popular culture.
As always, board games were affected too and we now have a bunch of games that are Mars related. Just to name a few: Mission: Red Planet (Second Edition), Super Motherload, Mission to Mars 2049, Project Mars, Martians: A Story of Civilization, Planet Steam and of course Terraforming Mars a huge hit from the last year that is currently #13 overall on BGG.
This year we'll also get some new games, like Surviving Mars: The First Mission and Pocket Mars. A potential hit in making that already raised a lot of hype is First Martian: Adventures on the Red Planet, a reimplementation of Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island.
We'll probably see even more Mars based games in the future. This is a great time for space explorers among us.
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Nick is one of the most well-known and sometimes controversial board game reviewers and a person behind very popular BoardGameBrawl YouTube channel. Beside regular reviews, he also does paid previews for upcoming games, Kickstarter updates, top ten lists, etc. Check out his Top 100 games list.