Saturday, December 18, 2010

Events of Martian Rails: The Wizard of Mars!

Martian Rails (2009), the crayon board game manufactured by Mayfair Games about railroading on the Red Planet in which players build tracks and haul freight in sleek trains with names like Spirit, Tweel and Viking, has a long list of events to which players can respond in order to generate revenue for their rail companies. For example:

The Wizard of Mars! – Science and technology are encouraged and supported by the Martian government. However, in the wide open areas of Mars, sometimes research goes bad. Often the innocent train crews are the first victims of this misguided experimentation. Afterwards, discard the demand card that determine the Wizard’s location.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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