First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet Early Launch Event – All details

September 20, 2017 – two week Early Launch of the First Martians Board Game

  1. New Events
  2. App Update
  3. Digital Rules Almanac
  4. YouTube Livestream
  5. Removal – New 7th Mission presentation of theme and rules
  6. Removal – New 7th Mission set up instructions
  7. Removal – New 7th Mission playthrough of two first rounds
  8. Removal – New 7th Mission tutorial variant
  9. Contest


New Events

25 brand new event cards added to the First Martians! Experience new exciting way your mission can go awry!

What’s more, we have reworked event system in the app, so that your gameplay should be much more realistic and mission-oriented!

And we are going to add more events in the future, to further increase game replayability and unpredictability!


App Update

Here at Portal Games we try to make board gaming more inclusive and connecting experience. That’s why not only we are updating our First Martians companion app (available for Android, iOS and Windows), but we also add new social media sharing feature!

Share with your friends on Twitter how did you fail your mission… and convince them to help you next time!

APPS:

PC App (Windows)
Google Play App (Android)
App Store App (iOS)


Digital Rules Almanac

We have listened to feedback from all of you, who received a pre order version of the game. There were a lot of great questions on Board Games Geek forums, which our crew, including Ignacy Trzewiczek, game author and designer, have been answering constantly.

That’s why, for quite some time now, we were working on the First Martians Almanac. This PDF document will provide a support role for anyone, who will have a tough time finding the right ruling in the rulebook or companion app. With an extended index and hyperlinks navigation it is a great tool for players.

Almanac includes:
1. Frequently Asked Questions and answers
2. Rules errata
3. Additional examples
4. Exception section, to help with all those intricate scenario rules

This is an additional document, so you will not have to read it, to enjoy a full First Martians experience. However it could potentially help you it you are ever stuck.

Download Almanac in PDF form here: https://rebrand.ly/FirstMartiansAlmanac


YouTube Livestream

Ignacy Trzewiczek, author and lead designer of First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet board game would like to invite you to a special YouTube Livestream, September 20, 2017 at 6 PM CET / 12 PM EDT / 9 AM PDT

He would like to share with you some insights about the game development, it’s overall reception and its future! Tune in, so that you can ask any questions related First Martians and its Early Launch program!

Don’t miss it!

 

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Removal – New 7th Mission presentation of theme and rules

To truly celebrate the release of First Martians, we have prepared a new scenario:

Removal Mission

It is a true settler experience, in which your first Martians will be tasked with building their permanent quarters. Since their arrival on the Red Planet, they lived in temporary quarters, waiting for am special delivery from Earth. Finally the parts arrive and great challenge begins!

 

For now, that mission will be available only via the app update and only for those two weeks of Early Launch. You can download Removal Mission handout here!


Removal – New 7th Mission set up instructions

Removal Mission set up video, to help you quickly start the gameplay and make your home on Mars.

 

For now, that mission will be available only via the app update and only for those two weeks of Early Launch. You can download Removal Mission handout here!


Removal – New 7th Mission playthrough of two first rounds

Removal Mission playthrough of first two rounds, so that you can see, how the game works. Check out if it would be fun for you, and how the author of the game plays it! Only two rounds, so that there are no spoilers…

 

For now, that mission will be available only via the app update and only for those two weeks of Early Launch. You can download Removal Mission handout here!


Removal – New 7th Mission tutorial variant

We have prepared a special in-app tutorial variant for the Removal mission, with pre-constructed events, that will help you learn the rules of the game.

For now, that mission will be available only via the app update and only for those two weeks of Early Launch. You can download Removal Mission handout here!


Contest

You will have an unique opportunity to win customized player boards, with your photo and name printed on a high quality, hard cardboard. Starting September 21, everyday for five days, post on our social media, be it our Twitter or Facebook a photo or video of you playing First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet board game.

Everyday we will choose a winner, who will get this unique player board!


Look for the game in you Friendly Local Game Store and survive the new frontier of human space exploration in First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet!

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