GNOIF #28 recap — GNOIF: GNOIF Is Working For A Living (Industry/ Worker Placement themes)
Games That Got Played: Biotix, Circus Flohcati, Terraforming Mars.
Games That Didn’t Get Played: We really only offered the three games. Everyone was looking forward to Terraforming Mars, so that’s what we played.
The small crowd had fun late late late into the night. I think I wound up making finger sandwiches for the group sometime around 11pm.
In Terraforming Mars you play as a corporation that is working to make the conditions on Mars habitable for humans. Players receive cards each turn that represent actions, events, or building projects. You can do almost anything from bombarding Mars with asteroids, to building domed or underground cities, to encouraging forests or microbes or predators or pets. It seems even on Mars, people like their pets.
I like it for a lot of reasons — It scales well to different numbers of players. There are interesting decisions to make but not so many that the game bogs down. The artwork is good. The cards carry through on the theme extremely well. It’s a very highly regarded game on BoardGameGeek, and it’s easy to see why.
Thanks to everyone who played!