Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium Expansion (Board Game)

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Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium, the first expansion for Terraforming Mars, consists of a double-sided game board presenting two new areas of Mars:

Elysium takes players almost to the opposite side of Mars' equator, with vast lowlands for oceans in the north and a dry, mineral-rich south. Place a tile on Olympus Mons, the highest peak in the solar system, to gain three free cards!

Hellas, the southern wild, includes Mars' south pole and the enormous seven-hex Hellas crater that just begs to become a giant lake. Building around the pole gives you new placement bonuses in the form of heat and possibly even water.

Each of these maps consists of new sets of milestones and awards with relevance for that particular map. Place three tiles around the south pole to be a Polar Explorer, for example, or race to have the most estates beside water on Elysium!

Product Details

Boards & Dice
23 Aug 2017
Game Mechanic
Year Published
# of Players
1 - 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 - 4 players, Recommended with 1 - 5 players
Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 - 120 minutes
Game Designer
Jacob Fryxelius
Game Artist
Isaac Fryxelius
User Suggested Ages
Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
Supply Source

Customer Reviews

Adds just enough

Reviewed by on

Get this expansion if you have played Terraforming Mars enough to want a slight change in variation. The change in Awards and Milestones changes the strategies you need to employ. A good small expansion.

Nice expansion

Reviewed by on

This expansion is actually just a new board to play on which is double sided as Hellas and Elysium. It does add a new dimension to the game as the Awards and Milestones are different and obviously the board too. I found it to be a good purchase for the base game.