Saturday, September 18, 2010

Commodities of Martian Rails: Memnonia Gum

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 Tweel, Spirit and Viking, has a long list of cool commodities that players can transport to generate revenue for their rail companies. For example:

Memnonia Gum -- A carbon-based fuel first discovered in the Memnonia region. Similar to Earth’s oil, it is formed from deposits of ancient Martian plant life.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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