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Part Number: SG7203Brand: Stronghold GamesGame Type: EconomicIntended Audience: GeneralMinimum Age: 12+Player Count: 1-5Game Duration: 90-120 minutes
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Our world has widened before us. Corporations expand their operations to all corners of the solar system in pursuit of minerals and resources. Most places are not suited for terraforming, but building colonies may greatly improve your income and your possibilities in achieving that higher goal — the terraforming of Mars. Send your trade fleet to distant moons! Colonize the clouds of Jupiter! And let your Earth assets propel you to success!
Terraforming Mars: Colonies, an expansion for Terraforming Mars that can be played with only the base game or with any combination of expansions, lets you visit the outer solar system. It features colony tiles where you can build colonies and send your trade fleet. It also includes new cards and corporations.
The main thrust of this expansion is the new “colonies” you get to trade with. Chosen at random from a pool, 4 are selected, each with unique benefits. The trading mechanic is quite fun and can be useful to gain a resource when just running low. We have however found that if by chance one player gets more “trading” cards than the others it can leave an imbalance as they can effectively get multiple resources every few turns for little cost. It doesn’t happen very often, but can be frustrating when it does.This expansion also introduces the solar phase, a new turn phase. The rules promise this will be used more in future expansions!Otherwise it’s a fun expansion the new corporations and cards are good and it slots in well with other expansions such as Venus Next without lengthing the game much (maybe 20mins max)
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