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Year Published
2013
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Mars Needs Mechanics
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London, 1873 – The Royal Academy of Space Exploration has announced its intention to launch a mission to Mars by year's end. In its quest to claim, fully explore, and map the great red planet, the Academy is holding recruitment competitions for various positions on the crew. A position central to the crew's mission, the Astronautical Engineer must be resourceful and efficient in his construction of various mechanisms and ship maintenance.

In Mars Needs Mechanics, players represent engineers and tinkerers from all over the Empire who have come to compete for this prodigious opportunity. Starting the game with only 30 cogs (currency), players will utilize unique game mechanisms that emphasize timing to collect sets of components and build steampunk mechanisms aimed at earning even more cogs. At the end of the competition, the engineer with the most cogs will earn his place as Astronautical Engineer on the crew of the H.M.S. Victoria VII.

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Mars Needs Mechanics
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Publisher: Nevermore Games
Artist: Bryan Fischer
Year: 2013
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Release Date: Feb 2013
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Mars Needs Mechanics
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Publisher: Nevermore Games
Artist: Bryan Fischer
Year: 2013
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11 Cards Summary Sheet
Card abilities in detail for the base set of Mars Needs Mechanics.
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2013-04-02
21 Official Rulebook
Updated Mars Needs Mechanics Rulebook (5/14/2014) with correction made to Page 6 (referencing the image example on the page before).
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2013-02-26
44 Prototype Rules (English)
These are a rough prototype of the rules for Mars Needs Mechanics.
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 3876
Strategy Game Rank: 1149
Num Ratings: 227
Average Rating: 6.18
Standard Deviation: 1.38
Num Views: 54052
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.0
Fans: 34
Personal Comments: 92
Users Owning: 437
Users Wanting: 34
Users Trading: 43 [find trade matches]
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Total Plays: 355
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