Dig Mars

Playtime: 30 Minutes
Players: 2 – 4


Oliver Sihiveer


#Captains Log, Entry 37

When we set out, I thought this mission is a wild goose chase but now, when we are so close I think this actually might be worth all the effort the Corporation has made. I have been looking over the photos the probe sent and I must admit, there definitely is something buried under the surface. I am glad the Corporation trusted me with this endeavor. The crew is a bit on the edge, but it is understandable, this has never been done before. We should be landing in a few days, and I cant wait for the digging to begin. Sadly other corps have also found the resources to make the mission a reality so this will be kind of a race. I am certain we will win.

#End of entry 37

In Dig Mars, players perform different actions to dig out discovery tiles. Discovery tiles are worth varying numbers of fortune points, but fortune points can also be used to upgrade a player’s equipment. When to do what? Timing is key. The different actions are:

Move – move one of your tokens to an adjacent stack in a horizontal or vertical direction.

Dig – reveal the top tile of the stack with at least one of your tokens on it.

Carry out – choose any revealed tile with at least one of your tokens on it and take it into your possession, giving you fortune points.

Upgrade – pay the corresponding number of fortune points (by discarding tiles) to boost your equipment tile to the next level (e.g., from 2 to 3).

When a player has collected a certain amount of fortune points, depending on number of players, the game ends and he wins!