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First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet

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Minor First Martians App bug

We have encountered a small bug while working on the First Martians companion app. While setting up the Landing mission, there should be a text prompt asking you to put randomly four spare parts on the map – two in the first Ring, and two in the second Ring. Each of them represents 4 spare parts of that type. As you are able to see, those parts are visible on the visual representation of the board, while there was no text prompt. We are working on the update to fix that problem – for now, please remember to add those parts during the set-up.

First Martians PC App is being updated to version 1.25

First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet is being updated to version 1.25 on PC platform! There is NO auto-update feature for PC version – download it manually here: https://rebrand.ly/FM-PCapp This is a multiple language version – the app supports English, Polish, Czech, and Italian!

BLOG: Fan content explained

BLOG: Fan content explained
An interesting thing happened and I think it deserves a short article so I can share my thoughts on the topic. I was contacted by Dave Lartigue, who started a thread at Board Game Geek about fan-created events in the First Martians. He wrote: “Is there a way to prevent the fan-created events from coming up in the app? I have only played a few times but each time one has come up, I found it to be poorly worded, poorly written (as in, it looks like it came directly from whoever submitted it with no editing), and seemingly not well balanced, mechanically or thematically.” As for the first part — the one about poorly worded, poorly written — this is totally for me, I was personally editing them and apparently, I did a terrible job. It will get fixed asap. Totally my bad. As for the second part — it is interesting. Dave states that they are not well ...

CONTEST WINNERS: Living board game #3 – First Martians Adventures!

CONTEST WINNERS: Living board game #3 – First Martians Adventures!
Hello there explorers! The contest has ended and we are ready to choose the winner! In fact, we are very happy with all your entries and you should all feel proud, because those are all great ideas. However the winner, who will get a set of Portal Games promos of their choice worth 50 USD total, is: … Jasper Leuven (JasperL) who created an Adventure titled: Martian’s geological past Congratulations! And as we have stated, there are many more great entries… so we have decided to create a second place prize. We would like to give additional awards ex aequo to: Iain (Gribbon) for Relic of a previous generation Thayne Weston (negmon) for A Little Fun Kevin Fitzgerald (Jamman39) for Double Eclipse and Tiny Deadly Stuff Mateusz Korzeniecki (ushu) za TO TYLKO MAŁY KAMYK Corey ...

CONTEST: Living board game #3 – February edition – First Martians Adventures!

CONTEST: Living board game #3 – February edition – First Martians Adventures!
Greetings, First Martians! We have a cool contest for you – create an Adventure for the Explore Deck and win promos worth 50 USD! But first, a little backstory. Launching the Falcon Heavy Rocket and sending a car into space is a pretty neat feat, huh? Elon Musk is calling for a new space race. Space races are about exploration, going boldly where no one has ever gone before! Therefore we have a new contest for you, similar to the previous ones. We have asked you for the new event and adventure ideas for the First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet! Winners had their ideas put into the companion app along with proper credits, some even won ROI Tiles promo! Contest #1: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1816006/living-board-game-1-julyaugust-edition Contest #2: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1878259/contest-living-board-game-2-november-edition In contest #3 we ...

First Martians: Epidemic – new scenario!

First Martians: Epidemic – new scenario!
First Martians had their official release a while ago, but we are still working on new, free content for the game and constantly improving the companion app. And since we are few days away from holidays, we thought that this is a perfect occasion to give you all, fans of the Adventures on the Red Planet, a great gift: completely new, completely free scenario – just as we promised! Epidemic There is an outbreak in the HUB! Run for your lives! But where? First test indicate, that there is something wrong with the water – a key component for survival on Mars. Your astronauts are lucky though – they are prepare for everything. They have their science and skills. They will go to the lab and perform necessary diagnosis to fight the spreading disease. Epidemic is a Research Scenario. That is a piece of fun and through science, where you fight for ...

First Martians – Standalone Mission summary

First Martians – Standalone Mission summary
In the base game of First Martians, you’ll find 6 stand alone missions. Each of them is very different, both in terms of story and difficulty level. We read on game forums that one of the most common questions is ‘What’s preferred order of missions to play?’ or ‘Which mission is the hardest and which is the easiest one?’ In this article, I’d like to address this questions. Make Yourselves at Home It’s tutorial mission. It is super simple, it is very straightforward, it is all about teaching you how the game works. You will build new facilities (learning how to build), you will fix them as soon as you can (learning about repairs, malfunctions, red status markers and that kind of fun) and then you will play with Research deck to reach 100% of Optimum Growth Conditions. It’s tutorial. Easy, peasy, you will learn how to play. As simple as that. Probe on ...

Are you looking for a comprehensive Board Game Gift Guide 2017?

Are you looking for a comprehensive Board Game Gift Guide 2017?
We have something just right for you! The Board Game Family has prepared a great list of 38 games (or gift ideas), divided into several categories, such as Children’s Games Family Games, Cooperative Games and so on, including such great titles as Photosynthesis. At this point you probably guest correctly, that our Portal Games are also on the list! In the Cooperative Games category our bestseller Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island was featured, with a well deserved disclaimer, that it is a tough game to win. And in the Gamer Games category this year release First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet is next to Inis and Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition, meaning that these are hardcore games that means business. Don’t forget to check out the whole list to find a game, that suits you perfectly: http://www.theboardgamefamily.com/2017/11/board-game-gift-guide-2017/

CONTEST: Living board game #2 – November edition – First Martians Adventure!

CONTEST: Living board game #2 – November edition – First Martians Adventure!
Hello! First Martians! We have a cool contest for you – create an Adventure for the Research Deck and win Extra ROI tiles promo! The rules are simple – create your own Adventure for the Research Deck. Use science tropes or go crazy, make it fit the story behind First Martians and your event may even end up in the companion app! You have time until November 10 to post your ideas and we will judge them and choose the winner until the end of the month. This is you unique opportunity, to co-create content for the First Martians board game! Post your Adventures in the comment (Only one Adventure per comment!) section down below in the following format: Title Fluff Rule Future consequence (we leave ourselves right to change events for balance issues). Thank you for your submissions! We are in the review process and we will choose the winning event soon!

First Martians App is being updated to version 1.13

First Martians App is being updated to version 1.13
First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet is being updated to version 1.13 on all platforms! There is NO auto-update feature for PC version yet, so you need to download it every time manually, however the newest version is always available via the same link. Mobile users should get their notifications soon. Get you app here: Google Play (Android) – http://bit.ly/2sEseHV App Store (iOS) – http://apple.co/2tHGPCd PC (Windows) – http://bit.ly/FMappPC App instruction PDF

Halloween In Space!

Halloween In Space!
Celebrate Halloween on Mars! Update the app and play the Probe on the Loose mission on October 31 or November 1 and experience truly spooky events and new features. Download mission here: https://rebrand.ly/HalloweenInSpace The app update will be available soon.

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