Onward to Venus
This game is a wonderful retro romp of steampunk empires conquering the solar system and I really enjoy it.
Players use their spaceships, troops and tanks (nicely illustrated
cardboard counters) to establish mines and factories on the various worlds.
And, of course, take them away from each other. However, what players
can do is constrained by the tiles placed on the worlds at the start of
each round - and what units and
cards they have. The tiles may also
provoke major events, such as native uprisings or even an alien invasion.
As you'd expect
with a Martin Wallace game, there are several neat mechanisms that
provide tactical opportunities for players. There's also a
hefty helping of luck, which provides variety to the challenge. Don't take the game too seriously and it's great fun!
For 2-5 players, aged 10+, playing time 90-120 minutes: £23.00 £17.50 (£14.58 outside the EU)