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An entirely new expansion for Project Mars and a re-release of the original game. Explore the red planet. It's time to Move Forward!
An entirely new expansion for Project Mars and a re-release of the original game. Explore the red planet. It's time to Move Forward!
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Project Mars was released back in the Summer of 2016 in a small and successful print run. Today Point 'n Click design is proud to be re-releasing Project Mars along with it's first expansion "Moving Forward"

Number of players 2-4   .   Playing Time 60 Minutes   .   Suggested Age 14+

In Project Mars you work as a space industry contractor racing to be the first company with the technology and engineering levels to send humans to Mars. It's not going to be easy as there are a number of challenges to overcome in order to accomplish a manned trip to the red planet, for one, it's only feasible to make an attempt every 2 years (actually closer to 26 months) for the most optimal alignment of Earth and Mars.

Next there is the challenge of getting all the necessary items you'll need for the trip free of Earth's atmosphere.

This can't be done in one shot - so multiple missions will be necessary, taking fuel and modules up to low Earth orbit (LEO) on separate trips where they can then be assembled into a spacecraft that has everything needed to do the job. 

And let's not forget money – it costs a lot to make all this happen! Place your modules in low Earth orbit by increasing your engineering level, while managing your resources, expanding your office space, working with the best vendors and hiring the most capable employees for the job.

Be the first player to place 2 fuel depots and 3 modules in low Earth orbit and have the engineering level necessary to acquire the Launch Date card.

Component List:
   93 Cards Including:
      12 Project Leads
      12 Engineers
      6 Sr. Engineers
      6 Facilities Managers
      25 Vendors
      8 Office Spaces
      16 Technologies
      4 Test Flights
      3 Launch Dates
      1 Contract
   20 Module Miniatures (4 sets of 5)
   40 Money Markers Including:
      30 (of 1 Value)
      10 (of 5 Value)
   40 Material Markers (of 1 Value)
   4 Player Boards
   4 Player Screens
   Manual

Player Board and Custom Spacecraft Miniatures

Premium Linen Cards

Test Flight Cards and Money Markers

 Backpack Friendly Size (6" X 9" X 1.5")

Download Project Mars Manual

Play a 2-Player Game of Project Mars on Tabletopia

 Tom Vasel Playing at MeepleCon, Las Vegas

 Early Design for Modules and Placement on Player Boards

 Card Layout and Graphic Design

Playing prototype at Strategicon in Los Angeles with game designers: Frank Zazanis and Patrick Stevens

A Happy Winner - Frank

 Another Happy Winner - Dae

Project Mars at NASA/JPL

Project Mars at NASA/JPL

Project Mars at NASA/JPL

Project Mars at Spiel Essen 

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Project Mars: Moving Forward is the first expansion for Project Mars. It consists of 23 cards—15 are email (Events) and 8 are New Employees. One phase is added to a turn after phase 3 (Pay Day Phase) so think of it as Phase 3b. The new email cards change things up by adding more player interaction and some unpredictable events, and now there's even more incentive to acquire a Test Flight card as it can protect you from Space Debris. The New Employees cards give you some powerful abilities and keep things Moving Forward

Component List:
   23 Cards (31 with stretch goals) Including:
      Email Cards:
         2 Hiring Freeze
         2 Government Shutdown
         1 Space Debris
         2 Employee of the Month
         1 Restructure
         2 All Is Well
         5 Job Fair
      New Employees Cards:
         2 Recruiter
         2 Hacker
         2 Talent Scout
         2 Spy
         2 Office Dog (stretch goal #1)
         2 Intern (stretch goal #2)
         4 Player Board Overlay Cards (stretch goal #3)
    Manual

Premium Linen Cards - New Employees Deck (plus 2 stretch goal cards) 

 Premium Linen Cards - Email (Event) Deck

Playtesting Expansion at West Valley Gaming

The Winner - Allyson

 Download Project Mars "Moving Forward" (prototype) Manual

The overlay cards are used to update the turn phases for the Moving Forward expansion

Brian Kumanchik is a 20+ year video game industry artist and animator (Sega, Sony, The 3DO Company),  and an avid board-gamer with over 600 games in his collection. Brian has been working at NASA/JPL as an Art Director for over 8 years.

Point 'n Click design is a game developer/publisher and graphics design company started back in 2004 by Brian Kumanchik.

Risks and challenges

Project Mars was released back in the Summer of 2016 in a small and successful print run so all of the necessary print ready files have already been produced for the base game.

The expansion consists of 23 (31 with stretch goals) cards, a manual and packaging. The source art for the cards has already been created using templates from the base game, the manual is written so production should go pretty smoothly.

It should be a fairly low-risk project as a whole for supporters.

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