Saturday, January 29, 2011

Events of Martian Rails: Secret of Sinharat!

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:

Secret of Sinharat! – Rumors of ancient, lost cities abound on Mars. The planet has a huge, largely unexplored surface. Ancient civilizations lived there. Supposedly these races mastered space and time, matter and energy, nature and chaos to an extent humans have yet to learn. Sometimes they left records of their wisdom.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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