Terraforming Mars: Prelude board game
Terraforming Mars: Prelude board game

Terraforming Mars: Prelude

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As the mega corporations are getting ready to start the terraforming process, you now have the chance to make those early choices that will come to define your corporation and set the course for the future history of Mars - this is the prelude to your greatest endeavors!

In Terraforming Mars: Prelude, you get to choose from Prelude cards that jumpstart the terraforming process, or boost your corporation engine. There are also 5 new corporations, and 7 project cards that thematically fit the early stages of terraforming.

Terraforming Mars: Prelude is the third expansion to the smash-hit game, Terraforming Mars, and can be combined with any other expansion or variant.


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  • Ottima per velocizzare il gioco.Rapporto qualità - prezzo non entusiasmante.
  • December 2019$14 Coolstuff Inc.
  • This expansion adds more to the game without adding to the time of playing. it really is fantastic with what it does.
  • 4/12/19: will always play with this expansion
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Lots of gaming this week solo and otherwise!

  • #Terraforming Mars (Solo, physical): One of my favourites and the first game I really enjoyed solo.  I played it with just #Terraforming Mars: Prelude as I felt like a more basic game.
  • #Spirit Island with #Spirit Island: Branch & Claw (Solo, Physical): Probably my favourite solo game when I want something meatier.  I enjoy playing with 2 spirits but bumped the difficulty up a bit much and got handily swamped!  Might be time to step it back a bit.
  • #Streets (TTS, Multiplayer): I backed this one on kickstarter.  One of the few games I've backed in a while but I really like Villagers so I figured it was a safe bet.  I enjoyed the game and I think it will get better with repeated plays.  Speaking of Villagers...
  • #Villagers (Solo, Physical x2): It's a nice easy game to setup and the solo play doesn't have too many bits to remember.  Played two games.  Narrowly lost the first one and then finally got my first win in the second game!  The solo play requires a bit different thinking than the multiplayer game which I'm finally starting to get.
  • #Ecos: First Continent (TTS, multiplayer): I quite enjoy this game.  (I enjoy most games where you create a map.)  I was trying to play too strategically to work up to one big scoring card but my plans were repeatedly (and accidentally) thwarted by the other players.  I have to remember to draft more medium level scoring cards and not to get fixated on one goal.  
  • #Trickerion (TTS, multiplayer): First time playing this game and it was super interesting!  We're going to play again next weekend now that we all have the game flow down.  The game makese more thematic sense than some of the other complex games we're tried with a couple of exceptions. Thinking ahead is super important which gave me a bit of a #Lignum feeling to it.  To have a really top score you would want to pick the top level trick you are going to go for from early on in the game.
  • #Take 5 + Take a Number (Physical, muliplayer x2): Had some friends over for a socially distanced night and they quite enjoyed Take 5.  This is turning in to a good investment.
  • #Just One (Physiical, multiplayer): Same friends, same evening, also good fun.  I think this game works best with 5+ players though.  With 4 the danger of 2 people matching creates a lot of really cautious play.

Great week for gaming!

I don't really feel the need for expansions unless I've heard it dramatically improves the base game (as was the case for #Terraforming Mars: Prelude) or I really enjoyed the game (such as #Wingspan: European Expansion and #Mystic Vale: Twilight Garden Expansion). The upcoming release of #Wingspan: Oceania Expansion is on my radar as well as #Lorenzo il Magnifico: Houses of Renaissance Expansion only if we ever play out the base game. 

We'll be playing Terraforming Mars with Terraforming Mars: Prelude and Terraforming Mars: Colonies on Thursday.  First time with both for the group but I've played them solo a couple of times and I think they will enjoy it.

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