I am not sure this is a game I could bring myself to buy. Not because I don't want to play it...because I do...very much. Not because I couldn't get someone else to play...because I think I could. What it really comes down to is game+# of potential plays+cost and in this case, the cost is simply outside my realm compared with the other two.
I love the Vitale Lacerda game style and #The Gallerist is a fantastic game that I really enjoy. I wonder to some degree if #On Mars will not be simpler to play than it appears at first glance. I even enjoy the Mars theme and I think that alone would get it to the table more often than The Gallerist.
The complexity though is going to put it into the 'play once in a while' category and from watching playthroughs I feel this is tougher than #Anachrony or The Gallerist. If the solo play is very good I can see playing this one more in that vein than with others. I think The Gallerist will go this route down the road sadly (though I like it more with others).
The $100+ price tag is the main reason this one would not make my purchase list. The Gallerist was a gift, #Rococo: Deluxe Edition is simple enough to get to the table with my daughter 4-5 times a year + solo play several more times. Gloomhaven gets played a ton in various venues. Scythe gets 10+ game nights a year. Those are most of my expensive games off the top of my head...
That being said, I will shamelessly enter this giveaway and this is one of the few giveaways I feel ok tweeting about or posting on Facebook to invite other to enter (realizing this limits my odds more of course). Most of the time I'm so-so on using social media for more than connecting with others.
Did you know about this giveaway before this post?
Are there games you'd love to have but would never buy for yourself for various reasons?
How do you compare On Mars with other Lacerda games?
Who wants to arm-wrestle for this game? (NM, I would lose with my skinny arms)