Monday, July 19, 2010

Commodities of Martian Rails: Iron

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 cool commodities that players can transport to generate revenue for their rail companies. For example:

Iron -- This is the Red Planet. The red color comes from rust – iron oxide, in other words – chemically bonded iron and oxygen. It lies everywhere under and on the surface of the planet. However, certain areas, particularly the desert regions, have higher concentrations of iron ore.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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