Saturday, March 12, 2011

Events of Martian Rails: Brain Stealers 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:

Brain Stealers of Mars! — Evil powers still hold sway over the remote regions of Mars. These entities can manipulate the weak minds of men. The results are always unpleasant. Afterwards, discard the two demand cards that determines the Brain Stealer’s locations.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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