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Terraforming Mars

5 months ago

Boardgame adaptation Terraforming Mars has a free beta/demo

Releasing a game called Terraforming Mars so soon after (the recently much-improved) Surviving Mars probably ain't great for the ol'Google rankings, but in fairness Terraforming got there first. It's an adaptation of an extremely well-received 2016 cooperative-but-competitive boardgame, retaining all the rules, but removing the need to pollute your home with a thousand pieces of cardboard or the festering presence of other meatbags. The game's…

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7 months ago

Feature: Power plants

Terraforming Mars but without the fiddly bits

Bits are both the joy and bane of board games. You know, bits - those fiddly counters, miniatures and cubes of plastic, wood or metal (oooh, fancy). On the one hand, the tactile sensation of slamming down a plastic train in Ticket to Ride, cutting off your opponent’s train route to their howls of anguish, is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and a feeling that’s…

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