Mission: Red Planet


Travel through Mars during the Victorian-era and compete for mining resources. The fate of Earth’s population relies on what you can find and how successful you are!

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Mission: Red Planet offers 2-6 players aged 14 years and over the chance to discover space and provide resources for Earth. Celerium is an ore that can produce ten times the power of a steam engine and has been found on Mars. So, find this and you may just become the most successful mining company.

This 2015 edition of Mission: Red Planet is similar to the original 2005 version, but with a few added features. The components for this game now allows for up to six players instead of the original five and also includes special two-player rules. There is a new variety of cards as well as Mars’ moon Phobos as a new zone astronauts can explore!

Gain the most points by mining resources and completing mission cards to win the game!

Mission: Red Planet Gameplay

Listed below is an overview of how to play:

  1. Each player will choose one player card and place it face down in front of them.
  2. First player begins announcing each character number. Each player who has a card matching the number will reveal it and resolve its effects.
  3. Ships become full when the number of astronauts is equal to the capacity number. When full the ship will launch.
  4. Ships land on Mars and unload all astronauts. When an astronaut is placed in a zone with a resource token they must reveal it.
  5. New ships will be docked at the launchpad and the first player will draw one ship card.
  6. The player who last resolved their character effect is now assigned the first player.
  7. The first player will slide the gauge clockwise to indicate the phase that occurs next.
  8. During the production phases players will receive point tokens based on the majority in each zone.
  9. For the reveal discovery phase the first player will flip all discovery cards and resolve them.
  10. In the final scoring phase, players determine whether their mission cards have been completed. Calculate final scores by adding or subtracting points, tokens and discoveries.
  11. Player with the highest score wins the game.

Game Components

Find the components of the game listed below:

  • Rulebook
  • Game Board of Mars, Moon of Phobos & Lost in Space Memorial
  • Launchpad
  • Round Tracker
  • 132 Sculpted Plastic Astronauts
  • 36 Ship Cards
  • 54 Character Cards
  • 30 Event Cards
  • Global Mission Card
  • 150 Resource, Point & Destination Tokens

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Weight 1.2 kg
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Game Length

Medium (30-90 mins)


Easy to Play


Exploration, Sci-Fi

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Fantasy Flight Games

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