Stronghold Games Teases New Terraforming Mars: Prelude Expansion

Terraforming Mars: Prelude, an expansion to the popular space race game, has been sighted at the New York Toy Fair. Terraforming Mars was released in 2016 by Stronghold Games, receiving rave reviews and already receiving two expansions: "Terraforming Hellas & Elysium" and "Venus Next."

"As the mega corporporations are getting ready to start the terraforming process, you now have the chance to make those early choices that will come to define your corporation and set the course for the future history of Mars. This is the prelude to your greatest endeavors!

In PRELUDE, you get to choose from Prelude cards that jumpstart the terraforming process, or boost your corporation engine. There are also 5 new corporations, and 7 project cards that thematically fit the early stages of terraforming.

This is an EXPANSION to Terraforming Mars. Prelude is played together with the main game and may be combined with any other expansion and variant."

What is in the Terraforming Mars: Prelude Expansion?

Prelude appears to include a rules sheet, 35 prelude cards, 5 corporation cards, and 7 project cards. 

How Will the Terraforming Mars: Prelude Expansion Alter the Game?

Prelude is a jumpstart expansion, which will give everyone a boost at the beginning of the game. Terraforming Mars is a relatively hefty game, usually coming in anywhere from two to four hours for experienced players. Ads everyone is working towards shared mission goals (such as the oxygen and temperature of Mars), jumpstarting all players is likely to make the game faster.

The Prelude expansion will also be usable with the other expansions, Terraforming Hellas & Elysium and Venus Next.

When is the Terraforming Mars: Prelude Expansion Being Released?

A release date hasn't yet been set for the expansion, but its presence at the New York Toy Fair is a positive one. Both Hellas & Elysium and Venus Next were released in 2017.