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Boardgames in Blighty Essen 2016 News – You’ve heard of Terraforming Mars, but who are @FryxGames?

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Boardgames in Blighty Essen 2016 News – You’ve heard of Terraforming Mars, but who are Fryx Games?

Shameless plug here – if you’ve been following Boardgames in Blighty for a while you may have noticed that I have reviewed previous fun games published by the Fryxelius Brothers.

I had the chance to meet these awesome guys a number of Essen’s ago and I loved their enthusiasm and as it happens, they’ve published a few really nice games, prior to Terraforming Mars, which was picked up by Stronghold Games, became a hit at GenCon and it remains top of the BGG hotness list as we enter Essen 2016 week. Sadly, I can’t attend but I hope to play Terraforming Mars at some point.

So if you are going to Essen this week, check out the Fryx Games stand and Terraforming Mars and tell Enoch Fryxselius and his brothers that I sent you to say hi. They deserve your accolades. Also, check out their previous games. Here are links to my previous reviews…

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Fleets: The Pleaid Conflict

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Brawling Barons

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Space Station

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Wilderness

Boardgames in Blighty News – Fryx Games to launch Terraforming Mars in the Summer 0f 2016

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Boardgames in Blighty News – Fryx Games to launch Terraforming Mars in the Summer 0f 2016

The boys at Fryx games continue to produce games that are a bit different and that’s why I try and keep you all informed as I think they are deserving of support.

I reckon you Euro gamers will certainly be interested in Terraforming Mars with its theme, territory building, resource management, and mechanics including tile placement, card drafting, hand management, and variable player powers.

From Boardgamegeek

In the 2400s, mankind begins to terraform the planet Mars. Giant corporations, sponsored by the World Government on Earth, initiate huge projects to raise the temperature, the oxygen level, and the ocean coverage until the environment is habitable. In Terraforming Mars, you play one of those corporations and work together in the terraforming process, but compete for getting victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, and doing other commendable things.

From their website

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The taming of the Red Planet has begun!

Corporations are competing to transform Mars into a habitable planet by spending vast resources, and using innovative technology to raise temperature, create a breathable atmosphere, and make oceans of water. As terraforming progresses, more and more people will immigrate from Earth to live on the Red Planet.

In Terraforming Mars, you control a corporation with a certain profile. Play project cards, build up production, place your cities and green areas on the map, and race for milestones and awards!

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Will your corporation lead the way into humanity’s new era?

You will find a wealth of interesting design and development information including the rules there to whet your appetite.