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Jason Reimann
United States
Salt Lake City
Utah
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10
Nov 2008*
I love Bruno Faidutti's games. I think that this one is his best and I wish that more people would give it a look.
2007-07-24*
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Wade Broadhead
United States
Pueblo
Colorado
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10
Sep 2007*
It's like a bar fight with your creative thesbian club in high school.

Suprisingly excellent for the amount of decisions versus time of play. A Victorian Citadels, with strategic decisions, precision timing decisions, and the perfect amount of "fate" beyond your control, although a refined player will beign to understand his opponents choices.even good with 2, and fast like 30 minutes or so. Excellent game.
Finally a 10. Just so much going on, so strategic, so interactive, and so FUN!
Still so friggin good!
2009-06-29
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Steve Cates
United States
Visalia
California
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10
Jun 2013
One of my favorite Euro's, it even breaks in to my top ten of all games. I like variable player powers and area control. The game seems to take many mechanics that have been done before and put them together in a way that I really like. Scoring could've been done a little cleaner with a score board.
2007-09-16*
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Xi Bi
China
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10
Nov 2007*
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Nat Fu
United States
Kansas
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10
Nov 2007*
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José Agüero
Costa Rica
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10
May 2008*
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Yours Truly,
United States
Raleigh
North Carolina
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There must have been a moment at the beginning, where we could have said no. Somehow we missed it. Well, we'll know better next time.
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10
Feb 2009*
I finally got to try M:RP and loved it. I'm a sucker for steampunk art/themes, so I was biased going in. But the game play was great, I like the combination of role selection and area control. We had already gamed for three hours so were playing with probably less strategy than we could've - but it was one of those games that have me chomping at the bit to try again.

Some that I have played this with are unhappy with the level of chaos, considering the short game. But the chaos to me is entirely consistent with the theme of rockets going to Mars - what could be more unpredictable than space travel! Plus, if you know the game, you can mitigate the risk and adjust strategy accordingly - for example focusing on the inner regions that are safer and not vulnerable to soldiers and discovery cards.

Upgraded to 10, I'd play this anytime. Just the right amount of chaos and strategy, perfect theme/mechanism mix, fast enough to play with newbies but meaty enough to play with (most) gamers.

OOP.
2011-10-04
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Lord Richter
United States
Greenfield
Wisconsin
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10
Feb 2011
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Nick Szegedi
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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10
Aug 2010
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Peter Chung
Taiwan
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10
Feb 2011
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Yeren Shafigov

Almaty
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10
Mar 2011
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Pekka Hakoma
Finland
Riihimaki
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10
Mar 2015
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John Stone
United States
Lakeland
Florida
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10
Jan 2014
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joost kaha
Netherlands
utrecht
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10
Mar 2013
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Hector Rosario
Puerto Rico
Toa Baja
Puerto Rico
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10
Nov 2013
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Michail Kassatkin

Almaty
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10
Nov 2013
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Daniel Solis
Costa Rica
Sabanilla
San José
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10
Sep 2014
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Mike Dierlam
United States
Phoenix
AZ
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10
May 2015
This is probably my favorite game of all time. Just so many elements about it that make me want to play it repeatedly. Can't wait for the reprint. I'll be pre-ordering it.
2015-05-11
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Tim Murphy
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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10
Apr 2014
This should be reprinted. It is an incredibly good game with superb balance.
2014-04-05
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Casey Huff
United States
Evansdale
IA - Iowa
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10
Jan 2015
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Brian Morrell
United States
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Nov 2014
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Duffman LovesGames
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10
Jan 2015
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Michael McElroy

Cedar Hill
Texas
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10
Apr 2015
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Harper Hobbs
United States
Williamsburg
Virginia
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9.6
Apr 2015
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Rick Vinyard
United States
Las Cruces
New Mexico
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9.5
Feb 2014
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Richard Sandberg
United States
kentwood
Louisiana
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9.5
Oct 2013
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Pedro Eboli
Brazil
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9.5
Jan 2014
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Corey Cooper
United States
Northfield
Minnesota
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9.3
Sep 2012
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SQ
United States
Show Low
Arizona
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9.25
Jul 2011
Role selection plus area control with a cool theme. Doesn't get much better than that.
2013-01-05
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Michael Fina
United States
New Jersey
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9.2
Dec 2013
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andrew roberts
United States
raleigh
Nc
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9.2
Jul 2014
Great game. Area control combined with simultaneous role selection mechanic leads to more interactive play than most typical euros. Components are cool and durable and add to the 'theme' of the game. Rivals El Grande in gameplay at the top of the area control list.
2014-01-25
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Francis Desjardins
Canada
Repentigny
Québec
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9.1
Jun 2009*
I'm the grey pawn!
2010-08-09
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Bobbi Burquel
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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Can't touch this!
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9
Nov 2005*
Nice twist on a majority game, the theme is amazing, and the dynamic of the gameplay makes it a more aggressive and dynamic play than El Grande. Also, like lots of Bruno Faidutti games, it's kind of chaotic, which is a trait I like. The games are never boring...
2015-01-01
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David Ogea
Switzerland
Pully
Vaud
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9
Feb 2008*
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Kevin Bender
United States
Knoxville
Tennessee
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9
Sep 2006*
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daniel cooksey
United States
Fort Collins
Colorado
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9
Oct 2006*
Have yet to play, but as I love Citadels and San Marco and Adel V, I see no reason I will not like this game as well. Nifty art and fun bits.
2006-10-06*
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Brad Champeny
United States
Elkhorn
Wisconsin
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9
Oct 2006*
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Dave Lartigue
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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Jan 2007*
This was my Game of the Year for 2006. Role-selection combined with area majority, and a good amount of chaos thrown in (which puts people off, I know.) I love the theme, I love the look, I love the game. I wrote more here.
2013-02-19
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David Meier
United States
Kennewick
Washington
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9
Nov 2006*
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Angelo Curatolo
Belgium
Bruxelles
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Nov 2006*
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Ian Connolly
Canada
Georgetown
Ontario
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May 2013
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Evan
United States
California
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9
Aug 2014
There's nothing new here, it's just Citadels-style role selection with some area control and a cute steampunk Mars theme, but it's an incredibly satisfying amount of game. Unlike, say, Citadels, the duration, weight, and decision load are just perfect.
2014-06-23
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Adrian Montoya
United States
Austin
Texas
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9
Nov 2006*
pretty sweet area control game that uses various character action cards, like Citadels cards, to move the gameplay...
2011-03-22
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The root of all evil... but you can call me cookie.
United States
Gainesville
Florida
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9
Nov 2013
Bruno! Bruno! Bruno! This game Is FAST. In my mind that might be the downfall of it as it ends pretty quickly. I'm half expecting Asmodee to release an expansion "The other side of Mars" with a 2nd board and new characters/rocket destinations that will lengthen the game. At any rate that's just my musings (or wishes I dunno). The game as is is great! I love the treachery involved in some of the characters. I love that each players has the same characters. I love the Discovery card aspect. WOW Great GAME....thanks again Bruno!

Worst box insert ever though. Throw the insert out as soon as you open the box and things are fine.

UPDATE: This game is why I hate BGG sometimes. When this game released it didn't do well despite being a brilliant game. It's still to this day my favorite role selection game and I've owned it since it frist came out in 2005! I eagerly awaited getting this and loved it. Still perhaps due to being from Asmodee who was not as prominent then as they are now it got looked over. I talked to Bruno about the game several times over the years and he said resolutely that due to low/slow sales upon release there would never be an expansion for this game that I loved. SIGH

Then retailers have a hard time getting rid of it. I've seen it sell brand new from retailers for as low as $9.00 which is just stupid cheap. Now we fast forward to 2013 and it's finally unable to be had. Out of print and due to it taking years to sell off will not get a reprint and guess what? Everyone and their brother feel they need a copy of it and it's price is sky rocketing. $50-$70 for used copies plus shipping. Geesh. It's stupid.
2013-11-09
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Tom Madden
United States
Saint Louis
Missouri
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9
Jun 2007*
I"m really in to this game. Not too long, but it has all the fun of Citadels mixed with an area control game. The two go very well together. The theme is fantastic as well.
2007-06-03*
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Eric Vogel
United States
Hayward
California
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May 2009*
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Greg Wilzbach
United States
Valencia
California
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9
Jan 2007*
Love the theme. Fun game play with the choosing of roles and area majority blend. This game just clicks with me.
2007-01-07*
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lee perry
United States
Cary
North Carolina
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Feb 2007*
My group has had a BLAST with this game for the 4 times we've played so far. LOVE the setting, the characters, the abilities, the production values and components. Just a really nice package. Rules are simple enough, basically 2 pages, but loads of great decisions to be made every turn, and some real long term strategies to be shifted around on multiple playings.
2007-02-13*
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Brian Crick
United States
cleveland heights
Ohio
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Mar 2011
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United States
NJ
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Jul 2008*
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