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2005
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3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Mission: Red Planet
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Mission: Planète Rouge
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The year is 1888, and Steampunk technology has advanced at a prodigious rate! Probes have been sent to Mars, and soon astronauts will be manning rockets in order to mine the planet for newly discovered resources. The first is a brand new element, Celerium, that could prove to be a combustible energy source the likes man has never seen. The second is Sylvanite, an incredibly dense material unlike anything found on earth. In addition to these resources, glaciers have been discovered on the planet. Whoever controls these icy masses could work to create a livable atmosphere on Mars

In Mission: Red Planet, players work as mining companies compete to send astronauts to Mars in order to colonize and mine for recently discovered materials. Over the course of 10 rounds, players play one of their special agents every round to help fill the rockets heading to Mars with their own astronauts while simultaneously working to prevent their opponents from doing the same. Once landed, these astronauts must gather to control specific regions of the planet, each yielding one of the three resources: Celerium, Sylvanite, or Ice. After rounds 5 and 8, players gain score tokens for every region where they control the majority of the astronauts. At the end of the game, players score one final time, adding any bonuses received from Discovery Cards and Bonus Cards. The player with the most score tokens at the end controls Mars, and all the riches it can bring!

From Bruno Faidutti's website:

This one, designed with Bruno Cathala, started with the theme. We wanted to make a game about colonizing Mars, with shuttles leaving the blue planet towards the red one. The theme is strong, and well caught in the steampunk graphic style decided by Asmodée. In Mission: Red Planet, each player plays a colonial power which sends astronauts, in space shuttles, to occupy the most promising zones on the planet. For scholars, the systems merge a majority game, à la El Grande or San Marco, with a character/action card system, somewhere between Citadels and Hoity Toity/Adel Verpflichtet. Nothing really new here, but there was much work on it and we're really proud of the result.

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'Mission: Red Planet' Microbadges: http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/mb_mrp.gif http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/missionredplanetxf.png

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Mission: Red Planet
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English first edition
Publisher: Asmodee
Artist: Christophe Madura
Year: 2005
Product Code: MPR01US
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Publisher: Asmodee
Artist: Christophe Madura
Year: 2005
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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0 Astronaut placement summary
A chart showing how many astronauts you can place when playing each character card. Under 'Astronaut placement' is a list of the possible placements: (*) place one astronaut in a spaceship (*)(*) place two astronauts in two ships, one in each ship (**) place two astronauts in one spaceship (***) place three astronauts in one spaceship
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6 Character Quick Reference with Highlights
A Quick Reference to see what each Character does on one small player aid. Two different color highlights. The "place X astronaut" in florescent yellow and the second ability such as "destroy X astronaut" in florescent teal/blue. 3 on 1 page, print 2 pages.
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2013-12-14
1 Russian Event Cards
Перевод карт Cобытий на русский язык. Для вставки в протекторы. 2 варианта - оригинальный и с немного измененными картинкам. Обработка изображений: Moldon. Перевод и "верстка": Jay
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2013-02-14
1 Russian rules
Сверстанные в pdf на основе оригинального буклета. Перевод и верстка: Jay
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2012-12-13
10 M:RP Unique Abilities Variant
This variant gives each player a unique identity with a special power and a different crew of characters. There are 8 identities to choose from, each with a male and a female character image. This is a 10 page PDF document. The first 2 pages are the rule changes, and can be printed double-sided on a single sheet. The last 8 pages are the Abilities Reference Sheets, and every 2 pages can be printed back-to-back on a single page so that each ability has the male character on one side and the female character on the other.
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2010-07-28
4 Mission: Red Planet Nederlands
Nederlandse spelregels van Red Planet in tekstvorm.
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2010-06-03
8 Scoresheet for "Mission: Red Planet"
This is my own simple scoresheet for "Mission: Red Planet" (copyright 2006, Asmodee Editions LLC) that I made up and use, the categories for which are according to the official scoring rules for this game. There are spaces for scoring a maximum of 5 players, as per the game rules (the game is recommended for 3-5 players). This is a Word file, with no graphics.
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2009-10-05
7 Player Mat for Mission: Red Planet
A player mat for Mission: Red Planet - two to a page with spaces for astronauts, score tokens, bonus card(s) and used character cards.
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2009-07-27
19 Mission: Red Planet Notes v1.1
Updated and revised edition based on Grimnir's original, with permission. Now with more clarifications and precision!
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2009-05-17
2 Mission:Red Planet card paste in simplfied chinese
Mission:Red Planet card paste in simplfied chinese.《火星任务》牌表
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