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Terraforming Mars, a Game Where Corporations Compete to Transform Mars into a Habitable Planet (Stronghold Games)
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. However, you must compete for prestige which is awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, earning awards, and achieving specific milestones.
You gotta spend money to make money. The best thing about Terraforming mars is your victory points is your income. In most point based games, you build your engine first, then switch it on and watch Victory Points get sucked up and shot up into the ozone. In Terraforming mars when you score a point, that means you get 1 more money next round! Terraforming Mars has all the fun of getting 7 paychecks, and spending them all for even bigger paychecks, and also nuking a small part of the planet without the horrors of nuclear war. What's more important is there is only one nuclear detonation card, so everyone else can only just watch your mushroom cloud as you chuckle alone. Just put a little fence around the radioactive tile you place and everything will be fine. -Derrek