Mars Attacks is a fast and furious skirmish game set in the universe first seen in a striking series of collectable cards back in 1962. Since then the story has been developed and expanded by additional cards, comics and a movie. In 2013 Mantic Games teamed up with the creators to bring you Mars Attacks the miniatures game.
The game is set in the quiet backwater of Greenville during the invasion and pits devious Martin invaders against plucky Human defenders. Each player leads his chosen force through a series of story-based scenarios to try and conquer or save the town and its citizens.
The 28mm models include a wide variety of different Martians and Human troops together with larger vehicles and flying saucers. Both sides are led by a selection of heroes with these being a major feature of the Human forces.
Beta Rules & Designer’s Notes
Living FAQ – common questions answered.
Mars Attacks: The Design Challenge – the trickiest part of the game design.
Mars Attacks Podcast – I’m interviewed by Neil of the Meeples & Miniatures podcast.
Mars Attacks & Deadzone – what’s the difference?
Heroes & Villains – the movers and shakers of Mars Attacks.
How Large is Your Martian? – some comparison photos of the models.
The Astounding 60s – when is Mars Attacks set, and why?