January 11, 2021 – We can now see there will be a Terraforming Mars Card Game! Terraforming Mars Ares Expedition A New Standalone Card Game Announced today via a new Kickstarter preview page from publisher Stronghold Games. There is some wonderful looking art that is very in line with the Terraforming Mars Franchise and the light on details description “A new, stand-alone, game inspired by Terraforming Mars featuring faster gameplay & over 200 beautifully illustrated cards!”
Terraforming Mars is the fantastic engine builder that originally released in 2016 and has since released 5 very well-received expansions. It is such a good game that we named it the best board game of the decade 2010 – 2020. This takes place in the same universe, which is widely considered to be based on an iconic set of books and is ironically fueling a brand new series of books based on it. This game is beloved so the move makes sense and people are sure going to be excited when this one heats up. A Terraforming Mars card game is going to make a lot of people happy.
Stephen M. Buonocore, one of the top legends of board games, lightly quipped about the release on Twitter. He retired from heading up Stronghold Games earlier in 2020 so he had to give a shout-out to his old company. He still is “The Podfather of Gaming” and is well worth looking into further if you are unaware of the man.
ABOUT TERRAFORMING MARS
You are a corporation working with other corporations to make Mars inhabitable, but not in a co-op game way, you are very much trying to defeat others and be the best. You have six resources you can build up and you have countless options you can take and which path to victory you want to strategize toward. The overall goal is to get the most points. Raise the life conditions (oxygen, water, temp), mine, settle, focus on science, focus on nature, many options. For 1 – 5 players, games take 1.5 – 3 hours.