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||Gavan Brown, Matt Tolman
Mars. The immediate future.
The Solarus Corporation has discovered an infinite source of rare and precious minerals deep in the red crust. Resources that can end the energy crisis on Earth and fuel the deep space expeditions planned as population swells beyond capacity.
You have been selected to lead an elite crew of Pod pilots who will delve below the surface of Mars in Solarus Corporation's first major drilling expedition. As a part of this maiden voyage, the corporation has agreed to let you reinvest any riches you uncover back into training your Pod pilots, increasing their skills and efficiencies. Will you be remembered as the greatest employee of the Solarus Corporation in the galaxy?
Super Motherload is a tile-laying deck-building game, which means that you have your own deck of cards from which you draw from each turn. The cards in your deck start out very basic, but over the course of the game you will add new and more powerful cards to it. Use these cards to bomb and drill minerals and other bonuses from the game board. You then use the minerals you've collected as currency to purchase better cards for your deck. Some cards will give you an immediate bonus when you purchase them, and some give you other bonuses when you use them to drill. Each card you buy from your library is worth victory points (VPs). You can also obtain VPs from achievement cards that become available throughout the game. Whoever has the most VPs at the end wins.
Super Motherload features game boards that are added and removed during play to create video game-like scrolling action, and it challenges spatial relation skills for 2-4 players who enjoy video games, Eurostyle board games, or deck-building card games.