Reviewed by Chris Wray
TERRAFORMING MARS: ARES EXPEDITION (Stronghold Games, 1 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, 45-60 minutes; $40)
After its 2016 release, Terraforming Mars (Summer 2017 Gamers Alliance Report) instantly became a modern classic. But as it rose through the BGG ranks (where it is currently perched at #4), it did not receive a spinoff or sequel game as is the fashion with wildly popular games these days. But then, earlier this year, that changed with the Kickstarter debut of Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition, a project that raked in $1.2 million.