Thursday, November 19, 2009

Martian Rails cities: Ares University

Martian Rails, the new board game made by Mayfair Games about railroading on the Red Planet in which players build tracks and haul freight, has a long list of interesting cities that players can utilize to generate revenue for their rail companies. For example:

Ares University - A small university settlement at the intersection of the Equator and the Prime Meridian. There is no “center” on a planet’s surface. However, the intersection of the two principal great circles seems fitting, for this is the center of learning on Mars. “Ares” is the Greek name for the planet Mars.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

2 comments:

Bryce Ellicott said...

Looks cool - Do you know how it is being reviewed, or compares to now standard classics like Settlers? If the gameplay is good, my geeky friends and I would love this.

Paul said...

I have no clue as to how it compares to other games, but take a look at Board Game Geek and a review on YouTube:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/42929

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHz1NR0SvHY