I tried waiting to pick this up and that lasted....idk, a couple of hours. This game just checks off two really big boxes for me: variable player powers and tech trees!
#gaiaproject is the spiritual successor to #terramystica! Other than a space theme the two games are fairly similar. I haven’t played the original enough to know all the exact differences but the biggest one that caught my eye is the terraforming aspect. Not only in that you now have an action called “Gaia project” which transforms “wild” planets into yours but also the game board is filled with empty space so you really will be competing for planets. And making sure you’ve upgraded the navigation tech tree to even reach these planets is another story....
My favorite change is the move to plastic pieces. I absolutely hated the wood building pieces in the original just because they looked like nothing. —–—————
Another great addition is the inclusion of a solo mode from #automafactory! It’s great that the game has a nice solo mode but I feel like an idiot at times because so much of the rules for the solo mode are confusing. So I’m slowly learning how all of that works. —–—–—–——
The thing that makes terramystica great is the puzzle it presents. And no matter which strategy you chose you feel like you have enough options to make that strategy work for you. And that feeling carries over here. This game is great and the new theme is very well implemented. However, if you already own the original, I’m not sure if there is enough of a difference to warrant the $100 price tag. .
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