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Summer Season Promo released

From June 1st to August 31st, we will add 1 Summer Season Promo to each and every order made in the web shop. This card, Bactoviral Research, is designed to make microbe strategies more attractive while putting players into various dilemmas:
“Should I play it now to get my microbe cards going, or should I wait until I have more science tags?”
“Should I play it now to get the extra science tag I need, or should I wait for other science tags to show up?”
“Should I place the microbes on a terraforming microbe card, or should I place them on VP-gaining microbe cards?”

It is up to you! Enjoy!

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Angel Fury on Kickstarter!

Angel Fury is now on Kickstarter, and it is already funded! This is your chance to get it before all others, and at a decent discount as well. Angel Fury is out most elaborate board game project yet. With over 200 miniatures, it is the perfect crossover between miniature war games and board games. So if you like miniature games, but rarely have the time to play them, Angel Fury will fit perfectly in your collection, with play time between 1-2 hours.

The game also features resource management, hand management, deck-building, and asymmetrical player powers. You can see the introduction below, or at the Kickstarter page. We look forward to welcome you there!

Speaking of Kickstarters, many have now received their Terraforming Mars: Big Box, but the process is long and will continue a few more weeks. We’re also in the production step of Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition, which is turning out great. Cheers!

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Prelude on Steam and Brexit

First off, Prelude is now launched for the digital version! This long awaited expansion has finally landed, and lets players kickstart their engines and makes the game faster. Prelude is by far the most appreciated expansion for Terraforming Mars, and we’re thrilled to have it out there.

On another note, Brexit is soon final, and the coming week up until Thursday is the last week we’ll be able to send orders to the United Kingdom without adding heavy export costs to each order. So make sure to buy your Christmas gifts soon!

Talking about Christmas gifts, we’ve also added Gift Cards to our web shop. If you don’t know what to give, give a gift card and let them choose for themselves!

Lasly, we’re also preparing the next quarterly newsletter. Please consider subscribing if you want the latest news from FryxGames. Head on over to the subscription page now! 🙂

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Star Scrappers: Orbital is live!

Our collaboration with Hexy Game Studio has reached the start of our first Kickstarter Campaign together. Our game Space Station sees its 2nd edition, and it is now called Star Scrappers: Orbital. We’ve streamlined the rules and the cards, and Hexy has made awesome new graphics for the game.

The Kickstarter Campaign is now live: (follow THIS link to see it).

We’re very happy for this collaboration, and hope the best for the campaign.

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A book series of Terraforming Mars!

It is very exciting for us to announce that we’ve entered a cooperation with Aconyte Books to produce a book series based in the Terraforming Mars universe. The first book is planned for release next summer (2021), with more books coming later. Here is a link to their own press release:

Aconyte and FryxGames Press Release

What would you like to see in such novels? What aspects of Terraforming Mars would you like to read more about in a dramatic, zoomed-in setting?

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Our Coming Kickstarter

A. Big. Box. Check it out on Kickstarer the 16th of June!

You can already visit the page on Kickstarter and sign up for notifications on updates (visit it here).

FryxGames on Patreon

We’ve launched a Patreon page where you can sign up and join us behind the scenes to get sneak peeks etc. Right now, we’re revealing some new tiles coming in the Big Box to our patrons. We also have a special deal until June 30th that all new patrons get a 50% discount code on any 1 game, expansion, or accessory on our webshop. So we hope to see you there!

Cheers from the Fryxelius Brothers

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Easter Eggs with Jacob, #6

Jacob Fryxelius, designer of Terraforming Mars, reveals some of the easter eggs hidden in Terraforming Mars in this weekly article series.

Starry backgrounds

Here’s another cool science fact about Terraforming Mars, and I leave it to Isaac to explain since he was the one who did it:

Thanks Jacob! When I first developed the design for the gameboard… I have to halt here to say that the development of the gameboard is a chapter of its own where I only came in at the end, building on my brothers prototypes… anyway, I put in some random stars for the background. But then I thought, why not have a real background? So I downloaded a space app, Celestia, and travelled to the future Mars, to around 2400, to find a correct and interesting background. So in the main game you can find Mars in the fishes constellation, with the connecting and important star Al Rescha named. I’ll leave any deeper meaning of choosing that star to you… After our first printrun I came across an astronomy book that pointed out that Al Rescha is actually a blue star, so I felt obliged to change that.

I used the same procedure for the Hellas & Elysium map, where I named one star on the map for reference, so it could be possible (if yet very hard) to figure out what stars you are looking at. Those larger stars on the maps are the ones that you can connect to constellations, but even the smaller ones are correctly placed.

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Easter Eggs with Jacob, #5

Jacob Fryxelius, designer of Terraforming Mars, reveals some of the easter eggs hidden in Terraforming Mars in this weekly article series.

Mining Guild

As with Tharsis Republic, the Mining Guild is not a typical corporation, but rather a cooperative of smaller actors in the mining business. This of course makes no difference in the game.

Its logo is a Mars symbol with a drill into Mars, alluding to metal exports from Mars.

In contrast to CrediCor, which has a lot of business on Earth, the Mining Guild logo can be seen in cards such as Rover Construction, Carbonate Processing, Mining Rights, and Power Supply Consortium.

UNMI

Being an extension of the World Government, the United Nations Mars Initiative will initiate terraforming before other corporations are ready to step in.

Its logo and color scheme is very similar to the UN logo, but with a mesh between an Earth and a Mars symbol, indicating its intent to make Mars earthlike. This symbol is very similar to the terraform rating icon, as well as the Terraforming Committee emblem.