About this project
In Mars Needs Mechanics, players represent elite steam engineers competing for the prestigious appointment of Royal Astronautical Engineer aboard mankind's first rocket to Mars.
Starting the game with only 30 cogs (currency), players will utilize unique game mechanisms that emphasize timing to collect sets of components and build incredible mechanisms aimed at earning even more cogs. At the end of the competition, the engineer with the most cogs will earn their place as Astronautical Engineer on the crew of the H.M.S. Victoria VII
Special Exclusive Edition You Will Never Be Able to Get Again! Everyone who backs at the $45 or higher level will receive a limited edition and exclusive version of the game. You will NOT be able to get Mars Needs Mechanics like this again. Your game will be wrapped in a removable "Space Jack" limited edition box wrap that you will be able to slide your game in and out of. You will also receive an exclusive mechanism that we will never reprint and will be seriously cool to play with.
Preview from The Dice Tower
What Reviewers Are Saying
Check out what reviewers and bloggers are saying about Mars Needs Mechanics...
"A deceptively simple and highly entertaining hand management and market manipulation game that is easy to teach, quick to learn, and downright difficult to master. Perfect!" - Father Geek
"I had a chance to play a lot of really great games [at GenCon] and this is one of those." - Ryan Metzler, The Dice Tower
"It's an incredibly streamlined and accessible game that still manages to achieve a deep strategic element. I'll be one of the first people to support its Kickstarter campaign." - Games and Grub
"I love how simple the game is to learn, but how complex it can be to play when you take into account the other players' strategies." - Ken Grazier, Geek-Craft
Take a look at the rough prototype rulebook! (we'll update as it gets completed)
From the Designer and Publishers
This game has been a long time coming and a real dream of ours. With your backing we can bring this great game to market and ultimately to your table. It's quick to learn, but not to master. And with plenty of combinations for replay value, we're sure Mars Needs Mechanics will become a classic in your collection. We need your help for this project.
Thank you. - Ben Rosset, Bryan Fischer, Corey Phillips and John Sizemore
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