What's your Mars colonisation strategy? Colonise Mars at your dinner table by building and managing a colony on Mars in a race to be the first to build a game winning water extraction station on the Martian North Pole!
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Mission to Mars 2049 is a fun to play family board where your objective is to build and manage your own colony on Mars. You will compete with the other players in a race to be the first coloniser of the Martian North Pole. You start with a single base on the outside of the map and build your colony larger until it stretches all the way up to the Polar Circle. The player who builds the Water Extraction Station in the centre of the map first, wins the game. In order to do that you will need lots of resources and a strategy on how to use the Mission Cards to your advantage. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a more detailed "How to Play?" video!
Building tokens represent your colony on Mars. Bases are the locations that you have already colonized. Resource Stations will help you acquire much needed resources. There are 96 building tokens in the game in total in four different colors.
This is a custom made Game Die with 6 special symbols. When someone rolls air, food or minerals symbol, all resource stations produce that resource. Other symbols include "Robbery", "Discovery" and "Skip a turn".
The cards with the black and white backs are Mission cards. You can buy them during the game and they will let you do special actions that might or might not help you change the course of the game. The light ones are Peaceful missions and the dark ones are Aggressive missions. So you can choose if you want to be GOOD or BAD as a player. Mission cards help to keep tension in the game till the very last second and make it exciting.
Building Cost sheets are simple guides that will let you know how much everything costs in the game. To build a base, a resource station or a laboratory on the map you need to pay resources for them first and this sheet will show you how much. Buying Mission cards also cost resources.
There are three types of resources in the game: Air, Food and Minerals. In total there are 120 playing cards in the game:
Road cards are special type of resource cards that you only use to build a road. Each player needs to build a road only once per game to cross the polar ice cap and be able to build an H₂O station there.
Resource tokens are similar to resource cards. Except that they have bigger value, they are visible to everyone and are protected from stealing. Use resource tokens when you have too many resources or want to stockpile them.
author of "The Martian"
Learning from the latest trends in board game mechanics Mission to Mars 2049 is a fast-paced, competitive, addictive and unpredictable game that is fun to play from from beginning to end. It’s designed to never lose its pace and to engage all players in the game giving them a chance to win till the very last minute. This is something you could never find in old fashioned games such as Monopoly and the like.
Mission to Mars 2049 is based on real scientific challenges that any future colonizers of Mars would face. The game is based in near future that if not us then our children will likely experience during their lifetime. You will not meet alien races, Martians or various galactic monsters in the game. This is a science fiction game and not a fantasy game. If you love science and Mars colonisation in real life, then rest assured that this game will not insult your intelligence.
Do you love strategic board games? Mission to Mars 2049 is all about strategy. Each player has a simple goal - to reach the planet's North Pole before anyone else. However, how you will beat your opponents to it, relies entirely on a strategy you will develop during the game. You can risk by buying Peaceful Mission cards and possibly get ahead faster this way, you can build resource stations as quickly as possible to have more resources coming in, you can play bad and attack other players by buying Aggressive mission cards or you can develop a strategy on your own. Depending on what strategies your opponents will choose, each game will require you to adapt and develop new strategies too.
Mission to Mars 2049 is printed by one of the best board game manufacturers in the world Ludo Fact Gmbh. in Germany. It features only the highest quality cardboard components, it is toy safety certified and every detail of it is made to be highly durable and last as long as possible. For the parts that might suffer most from usage over time or the parts that might get lost easily there are reserve parts already built in the game so that you can easily replace them without contacting us about it.
Frequently Asked Questions
The game is a creative strategy with lots of social elements and a bit of randomness. Kids starting from 7 years old can enjoy the basic aspects of the game like resource management and colony building but wont be able to stand against a seriously playing parent. However, kids starting from 12 years old and adults will find that they can dig deeper into strategies of the game provided by mission cards and different development scenarios. We suggest learning the Mission cards by heart if you wish to reduce the feeling of luck during the game. Returning players will find the game to be more strategy based while first time players will probably rely on luck.
Don't forget to shuffle the Mission Cards before playing! First time players may also find it useful to limit the use of Aggressive Mission cards at the beginning of the game. This can be done by allowing the use of the Aggressive Mission cards only as soon as at least one player has built three bases on the map. Using the Aggressive Mission cards without knowing their purpose and effect can lead to unexpected results so we recommend this house-rule before you've got yourself familiar with them.
The current edition of the game is printed at one of the world's top quality board game manufacturers "Ludo Fact" in Germany. All the components of the game are printed at a very high quality. The quality of the game components is visibly higher than that of the games printed at some manufacturers in China. The game also comes with reserve parts for the smaller tokens (1-3 reserve parts per token type and color) in case you would lose or have any of the original parts damaged.
The first edition of Mission to Mars 2049 will only be available in English language. However, we are working on language packs that you will be able to buy which will feature all the language-dependant elements in your native language. At the moment we have started printing of translation packs for German and Latvian languages. French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Polish and others are planned to come this year. For these languages we will also offer you to download printable PDF files for free. You will be able to print simple versions of the game rules, mission cards and building cost sheets on your home printer. However, the language packs on our store will offer you high quality versions for these components, similar to the ones in the original game.
If you want to sleeve the game cards for longer durability please look for the Standard American Board Game size sleeves. The game cards are 56x87mm (2 1/4" x 3 1/2") large, they will come with a dispersion varnish for extra protection as well as white borders around them that will make wearing effects less visible.
In some European countries might see the game appear in the store shelves by July 2016. In the US and the rest of the World this might only happen in late 2016 or early 2017. However, you will be able to buy the game here on this website as well as on Amazon.co.uk in a couple of months. As soon as we start selling the game through wholesalers we will have to rise its price also on our website. So if you want to save money and receive the game as quickly as possible the best option is to pre-order the game from our website right now. We ship worldwide.