Thursday, June 10, 2010

Martian Rails: Rebels of the Red Planet!

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, has a long list of events to which players can respond in order to generate revenue for their rail companies. For example:

Rebels of the Red Planet! -- Periodically, the Red and/or Green Martians revolt against the harsh Earthman’s rule. In their anger, they ravage most train loads that they seize. The rebels are subdued after the drawing player’s next turn. Trains that are warned will stay out of the dangerous area. The natives will cross Impassable Terrain on a Repelatron Railway Bridge.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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