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Year Published
2009
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2, 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Primary Name
Martian Rails
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Martian Rails is a railroad building game set on a fictional planet Mars. Simultaneously, the game allows a world of canals and noble savages, a cold high altitude desert globe, a nearly airless planet, terraforming, nanotech cyberpunk and everything in between from 100+ years of science fiction stories set on Mars. The game further captures the mood of those stories and the feel of the planet. The game uses a further refinement of the wrap-around mechanism used in Lunar Rails to simulate travel across a 3D opposed to a 2D map. Having to think in 3D wraparound mode adds additional "brain-burn" to the Empire Builder franchise... sometimes the shortest distance between two points isn't the obvious straight line.

See crayon rail games for more crayon fun.

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Components:
1 markable gameboard
2 decks of colorful cards (180 total)
94 color load chips
1 pack of money
1 pack of crayons
6 train pawns
1 rulebook

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Martian Rails
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English first edition
Publisher: Mayfair Games
Artist: Mark Zug
Year: 2009
Product Code: 4601
Size: 11.61 x 9.33 x 3.03 inches
2.70 pounds
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5 Martian Rails Load Mat
This is a mat to sort and store the load chips during a game of Martian Rails. It helps organize the chips at the beginning of a game and it notes the number of chips for each commodity. At a glance, players can determine if chips are available for a planned delivery.
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2013-02-25
8 Martian Rails Goods and Cities Reference
Martian Rails Goods and Cities Reference charts from rules
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1915
Strategy Game Rank: 776
Num Ratings: 244
Average Rating: 7.23
Standard Deviation: 1.41
Num Views: 29903
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.3
Fans: 24
Personal Comments: 88
Users Owning: 445
Users Wanting: 41
Users Trading: 6 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 1
Want Parts In Trade: 0
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Total Plays: 1104
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PGGK 046: Martian Rails
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