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The biggest & most strategic expansion to Terraforming Mars, Turmoil introduces the political struggle for control of Martian society.
The biggest & most strategic expansion to Terraforming Mars, Turmoil introduces the political struggle for control of Martian society.
26,004 backers pledged $1,367,901 to help bring this project to life.

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If you are not familiar with Terraforming Mars, we suggest that you watch one of these great videos to see why Terraforming Mars is an international best seller, and the #4 ranked board game of all time on BoardGameGeek.com

We are very excited to be able to offer our Kickstarter backers with a number of great extra items for their support. We will be announcing a new milestone reward every day during this project and every copy of Terraforming Mars: Turmoil sent out to backers of this project will include all these milestone rewards. 

Note that anything marked with these symbols are: 

Promo - An item that Kickstarter backers will get in their rewards, and will not be included in the retail edition of Terraforming Mars: Turmoil. These items may be released at a future date as promotional materials and/or game expansions.

Promo items from this project will be available in the future from all the partners participating in this project, and from all the partners not participating. There is nothing in this project that is exclusive to pledging for this project. Each partner that makes Terraforming Mars will determine how they will distribute promos in their languages after the project ends.  

Terraforming Mars: Turmoil is the biggest and most strategic expansion for the best selling tile placement and card drafting game, Terraforming Mars.  The base game of Terraforming Mars is required to use this expansion. For more information about Terraforming Mars: Turmoil, we encourage you to read our draft rulebook here.

If you are not familiar with Terraforming Mars, we suggest that you watch this great video to learn the rules. You can also read the complete game rules here.

Please note that Terraforming Mars: Turmoil should be considered an EXPERT expansion. This expansion adds a distinct, new level of play as players vie for control of the Terraforming Council, as well as plan for the Global Events.  This expansion will appeal to those who want to play a more expansive game of Terraforming Mars.

  • Terraforming Mars: Turmoil is the 49th project from the combined teams behind Stronghold Games, Indie Boards and Cards, & Action Phase Games. With the successful execution of our first 48 projects, we have become experienced publishers with a reputation for great games (in design and production) that are delivered in a timely fashion. 
  • Terraforming Mars: Turmoil was designed by the talented Jacob Fryxelius, and developed by the Fryxelius brothers of FryxGames. This game has undergone extensive testing and development to ensure the best possible experience. We are confident that this game will be in your collection for years to come. 
  • Terraforming Mars: Turmoil is the fifth expansion that takes players back to Mars for the struggle to control and progress human society. 

Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Every month, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars to creative projects in dozens of categories. 

A person who supports a project is called a "backer." The process of giving money to this project is called a "pledge." 

In return for your pledge, we (the creators of the campaign) are able to offer "rewards," depending on the amount you pledge. For example, if you pledge $34 to help back the project, we'll offer you a copy of the game along with any stretch goals we achieve as soon as it is manufactured. 

You can become a backer in just four easy steps: 

  •  Step 1: Read through the pledge levels and rewards we're offering in the right sidebar of this page. 
  •  Step 2: Click the large, green "BACK THIS PROJECT" button to the right of the trailer video at the top of this page. 
  •  Step 3: Enter your pledge amount, and complete the steps for filling in your information. This process takes just a few seconds! That's it! It's really that simple! Thank you for backing!
  •  Step 4: Shortly after the projects ends on May 5th, we will send you a link to our pledge manager. This is where we will get your shipping information and which language versions of the game you would like to receive.

Once you've backed this project, we encourage you to share this page on social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, and share with your friends and family. Also, be sure to like Stronghold Games on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates about this project and more!  

Stronghold Games is excited to offer retailer packages on the English Language editions of Turmoil for Brick and Mortar stores. Many of our partners are also offering retailer packages for their language editions as well.

For more information, please email us at: retailers@indieboardsandcards.com or contact your local language partner directly.

Every backer is important to us, regardless of location, but the reality is that shipping and sales taxes are very expensive and is a cost we all need to share. To offset this, while remaining fiscally responsible, we have included a discount on ALL shipping and taxes, but there is no free shipping. Shipping & Taxes charges will be added after Kickstarter ends, every backer will be responsible for paying these fees in the pledge manager after the campaign ends. Please see shipping & taxes chart below: 

For the US, Canada, UK, EU, Brazil, Japan, Thailand and Korea we have included applicable taxes, your rewards will be sent Duty Free from within your region – there will not be any additional customs charge. Outside of the US, Canada, UK and the EU, we cannot guarantee customs friendly shipping in these areas. There may be additional duties and/or fees charged by your country's governmental agencies and/or shipping partners. Those fees are solely your responsibility, and we can neither cancel a pledge nor will we pay those fees. In case a package is returned or destroyed due to non-payment of such fees, your pledge will be considered fulfilled. 

  • Stronghold Games has full responsibility for rewards sent to the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and all other countries not listed below.
  • MINDOK has full responsibility for rewards sent to the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Maldito has full responsibility for rewards sent to Spain, Mexico, and Latin America except Brazil.
  • Intrafin has full responsibility for rewards sent to France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Swizterland.
  • Ghenos has full responsibility for rewards sent to Italy.
  • Meeple BR Jogos has full responsibility for rewards sent to Portugal and Brazil.
  • Reflexshop has full responsibility for rewards sent to Hungary.
  • FryxGames has full responsibility for rewards sent to the EU countries not listed above & Norway.
  • Korea Board Games has full responsibility for rewards sent to Korea.
  • Arclight has full responsibility for rewards sent to Japan.
  • Siam Board Games has full responsibility for rewards sent to Thailand. 
  •  MARS ATTACKS: (Pledge $34 or more) One copy of Terraforming Mars: Turmoil including all of the milestones from this campaign. Shipping and taxes are not included in the price - please see our shipping & taxes section below for more details. For additional copies in the US and international, check our rates below.
  •  POLITICAL CHAOS: (Pledge $79 or more) One copy of Terraforming Mars and Terraforming Mars: Turmoil with all of the milestones from the campaign. Shipping and taxes are not included in the price - please see our shipping & taxes section below for more details. For additional copies in the US and international, check our rates below.
  •  TURMOIL: (Pledge $139 or more) One copy of Terraforming Mars with all of the expansions including Terraforming Mars: Turmoil with all of the milestones from the campaign. Shipping and taxes are not included in the price - please see our shipping & taxes section below for more details. For additional copies in the US and international, check our rates below.

It is important that everyone knows that we are using a pledge manager. That means you’ll be able to manage your pledge amount for all the add-ons that you want after the project closes, along with during the campaign. We will post an update to notify backers when the pledge manager email is being sent out. At that time, you’ll need to manage your pledge and enter your shipping address and complete your order. You will be able to select the language for your games in the pledge manager.

Our plan is to have Terraforming Mars: Turmoil available at Essen. While our current production schedule looks like Kickstarter rewards will ship out around the time of Essen, it may be the case that we have games at Essen before the Kickstarter backer copies are sent. It may also be the case that we are unable to get games to Essen in time. I wish we were able to absolutely guarantee results, but we simply know that we can't make such commitments when so many other parties are involved in the process.  

If you want Essen pickup – DO NOT PLEDGE FOR THIS PROJECT 

Turmoil and all the milestones will be available in Essen – your support is very valuable to Stronghold Games and we look forward to seeing you again this year with lots of great new games. 

Risks and challenges

This is the 49th Kickstarter project from the combined teams behind Stronghold Games, Indie Boards and Cards & Action Phase Games. We have learned how to streamline the game publishing process and have successfully delivered all of our previous Kickstarter projects to thousands of supporters. Our previous experiences will enable us to also deliver this project on time and we have every confidence that Terraforming Mars: Turmoil will be on schedule and of the highest possible quality.
That said, there are always complexities and considerations in a project of this scope that may cause delays. Stronghold Games, Indie Boards and Cards, & Action Phase Games will use contract manufacturing to make this game, freight forwarders to get games through customs, and 3rd parties like Amazon, the US Post Office, and FEDEX to ship the games to you – we don't control everything and there are lots of opportunities for delay. We have a track record of making everything work out for backers in the end – so please be confident and supportive of our efforts to get this great game into your hands.

REFUND POLICY
We can refund you within 14 days of the campaign’s end, fees included. After that, we have a policy of no questions asked, though that’s minus 20% for Kickstarter and payment processing fees (which we can’t get back from them after 14 days). However, if we’ve begun packaging your pledge for shipment (usually 4 to 6 weeks before the actual shipping date), no refunds are possible. If a component cannot be delivered AT ALL, we refund that completely, including fees.

All refunds after the 14 days close of the campaign may be processed via PayPal or reversed via Stripe to your credit card at our discretion. Refunds within 14 days are reversed via Stripe to your credit card.

This project is being funded in USD and any refunds processed will be in USD for the exact amount received in USD, excluding any applicable fees depending on the time of the refund being processed.

Stronghold Games has full responsibility for rewards sent to the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and all other countries not listed below.
MINDOK has full responsibility for rewards sent to the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Maldito has full responsibility for rewards sent to Spain, Mexico, and Latin America except Brazil.
Intrafin has full responsibility for rewards sent to France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Swizterland.
Ghenos has full responsibility for rewards sent to Italy.
BR Jugos has full responsibility for rewards sent to Portugal and Brazil.
Reflexshop has full responsibility for rewards sent to Hungary.
FryxGames has full responsibility for rewards sent to the EU countries not listed above & Norway.
Korea Board Games has full responsibility for rewards sent to Korea.
Arclight has full responsibility for rewards sent to Japan.
Siam Board Games has full responsibility for rewards sent to Thailand.

ART ASSETS
Some of the cards shown have not been finalized. Updates may occur throughout the project before we submit the files to the manufacturer.

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    Political Chaos

    One copy of Terraforming Mars and Terraforming Mars: Turmoil with all of the milestones from the campaign.

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    Turmoil

    One copy of Terraforming Mars with all of the expansions including Terraforming Mars: Turmoil with all of the milestones from the campaign.

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    Terraforming Mars: Prelude

    Terraforming Mars: Hellas and Elysium

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