Terraforming Mars Board Game - Damaged Packaging

Terraforming Mars Board Game - Damaged Packaging Description above is for brand new sealed products and may not represent the ex-display item fully Images are for illustration only Contents and item condition may vary All items are sold in working condition Instruction manuals guides downloadable or online accessible content listed on the product are not guaranteed to be included In the 2400s mankind begins to terraform the planet Mars Giant corporations sponsored by the World Government on Earth initiate huge projects to raise the temperature the oxygen level and the ocean coverage until the environment is habitable In Terraforming Mars you play one of those corporations and work together in the terraforming process but compete for getting victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system and doing other commendable things  The players acquire unique project cards (from over two hundred different ones) by buying them to their hand The projects (cards) can represent anything from introducing plant life or animals hurling asteroids at the surface building cities to mining the moons of Jupiter and establishing greenhouse gas industries to heat up the atmosphere The cards can give you immediate bonuses as well as increasing your production of different resources Many cards also have requirements and they become playable when the temperature oxygen or ocean coverage increases enough Buying cards is costly so there is a balance between buying cards (3 megacredits per card) and actually playing them (which can cost anything between 0 to 41 megacredits depending on the project) Standard Projects are always available to complement your cards  Your basic income as well as your basic score is based on your Terraform Rating (starting at 20) which increases every time you raise one of the three global parameters However your income is complemented with your production and you also get VPs from many other sources  Each player keeps track of their production and resources on their player boards and the game uses six types of resources MegaCredits Steel Titanium Plants Energy and Heat On the game board you compete for the best places for your city tiles ocean tiles and greenery tiles You also compete for different Milestones and Awards worth many VPs Each round is called a generation (guess why) and consists of the following phases 1) Player order shifts clockwise 2) Research phase All players buy cards from four privately drawn 3) Action phase Players take turns doing 1-2 actions from these options Playing a card claiming a Milestone funding an Award using a Standard project converting plant into greenery tiles (and raising oxygen) converting heat into a temperature raise and using the action of a card in play The turn continues around the table until all players pass 4) Production phase Players get resources according to their terraform rating and production parameters  When the three global parameters (temperature oxygen ocean) have all reached their goal the terraforming is complete and the game ends after that generation Count your Terraform Rating and other VPs to determine the winning corporation! Players 1-5Playing time 90-120 minutesAges 12
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