3…2…1… Lift-off! Set your foot on Mars, where fantastic adventures await you. First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet tells a magnificent history of humans struggling to survive on a hostile frontier.
Settlers from four major powers of the world have discovered new lands, with new resources and opportunities. Romans, Barbarians, Egyptians and Japanese all at once move there to expand the boundaries of their empires. They build new buildings to strengthen their economy, they found mines and fields to gather resources, and they build barracks and training grounds to train soldiers. Soon after they discover that this land is far too small for everybody, then the war begins…
The world you know no longer exists. There is no government. No army. No civilization. The United States has collapsed, and now thirty years after the war started, new powers finally try to take control over the ruined country, try to establish a new order, try to control others and create a new country, a new state: the 51st State.
Alien Artifacts Universe is big, wonderful space, with a lot of interesting factions, conflicts and drama. It is not only a complex 4X, engine building card game, it is, primarily, like most Portal Games games, a board game, that tell stories. We would like to share with you those stories.
Read about our Essen plans from Ignacy’s perspective… 11th anniversary or how to step up the game nevertheless If I knew my shit and did the math right, we’d celebrate 10th Essen last year. Our first Essen was 2007 (the release of Neuroshima Hex) and last year I had this
Ignacy would like to share some thoughts about designing combat rules for Alien Artifacts: I’ve been here Back then in 2011, I wrote an article about the struggle with direct interaction and combat mechanism in 51st State. For long months I had no clue how to approach the problem –
We have planned for you many awesome opportunities to play with the designers, meet board game creators, wage wars in the postapocalytpic wasteland under the watchful eye of its creator and much more! Check out our Essen Spiel 2017 plans: Find us at Essen – Booth #3O118 Our guests Our