The year is 1888, and priceless minerals have been discovered beneath the surface of Mars. Celerium could power humanity well into the future, and Sylvanite crystals are more dense than anything on Earth. Most significant of all, ice has been found, which could be used to give Mars an atmosphere and allow it to be colonized. A brutal competition to claim these natural resources has begun. Your mining company is determined to come out on top and claim the Red Planet's priceless minerals as your own.
In Mission: Red Planet, two to six players assume the roles of Mars-bound mining corporations in a Victorian steampunk era. Players send astronauts to explore various zones of Mars and mine the planet's valuable resources.
While staying true to the original game, this edition of Mission: Red Planet includes powerful new event cards and allows astronauts to explore the moon Phobos. These new features make this the definitive version of Mission: Red Planet.
The 2015 edition of Mission: Red Planet features the same gameplay as the original 2005 edition, but it includes:
- Components for up to six players instead of five.
- Special two-player variant rules.
- New action cards and revised mission and discovery cards.
- Mars' moon Phobos as a new zone that astronauts can explore before possibly returning to the planet itself.
- 1 Mars Game Board
- 1 Lost in Space Memorial
- 1 Moon of Phobos
- 36 Ship Cards
- 30 Event Cards
- 54 Character Cards
- 1 Global Mission Card
- 1 Launchpad
- 1 Round Tracker
- 86 Point Tokens
- 11 Resource Tokens
- 20 Destination Tokens
- 132 Plastic Astronauts
- 1 Rulebook