The year 2001 was a pivotal time in America's history. Over a century later, a descendant of that unfortunate era, Andrea, found herself in the midst of another conundrum.
In the middle of Century Twenty-Two, as the first space explorers landed on Mars, planet Earth has now endured multiple nuclear blasts, which have decimated the United States with a ground zero detonation in Killeen, Texas; a small military town near Ft. Hood where no one survived.
As global instability escalates, discord among nations is at the tipping point. Now on full-blown alert, another bomb shatters New York City as America reels from the effects of radiation. It is a time of great upheaval, however, peace is on the horizon.
There are four safe havens where you can seek shelter from radiation fallout. Each player must choose where to go for safety. There is also a rendezvous point in Washington, D.C., The Red Cross Headquarters where you and other players start your journey.
A popular safe-haven is the ALIVE Survival Shelter near Atchison, Kansas. ALIVE is the world's largest privately owned survival shelter, large enough for 5000 residents.
From Killeen, Texas, you can reach the Greenbrier Bunker; a bomb and fallout shelter built for congressional workers in the 1950's. It is hidden under the Greenbrier Hotel and still functional.
From New Orleans, via Amtrak, you can reach the safe-haven Bunker M-42 in New York City, a bomb shelter deep under Grand Central Terminal where your injured partner, Maria, is holed up with a small group of survivalists. You must decide how you will get there. By train, on foot, or by any means available. Options abound but you must choose wisely.
As a last chance, you can also seek shelter in a small private bunker located in Waco, Texas.
"Maria, it's Andrea. I'm heading your way with a surprise. It's a new friend. No worries, he's the four-legged kind and good company. He sure is lots of fun. I hope you get this."
But first things, first. Initially, you must learn to survive nuclear radiation, find or build shelter, harvest clean drinking water, and learn other survival skills.
Team up with other players and devise a plan to search for and rescue as many survivors as possible before the next bomb strikes. Yes, timing is critical and winning the game is a team effort.
Meanwhile, you must tend to an injured co-worker buried under rubble in a New Orleans Depot Warehouse and then organize your team to begin searching for other survivors in need of rescue.
The task at hand is challenging but the rewards are priceless. Look for medical supplies to save your friend before you head northbound. If you can get the Amtrak train up and running, start managing your resources so you can evade predators and marauders along the way and rescue as many people as possible.
Hopefully, you will live to see a brighter day in the New Millennium alongside your closest life partner, Maria.
"My goodness, Andrea, time and place have never been so precious to me; so Mars is out of the equation."
Perhaps, you might even enter another dimension; an alternate reality at the edge of the sea near Coney Island, Brooklyn, where a distant past awaits you; that is if you choose to escape the ravages of the New Millennium or the possibility of Mars, and travel back in time to a safer, more nostalgic era.
Your adventure begins, right here. Right now!
|Designer||Terra Nova Board Games|
|Publish Date||October 27, 2016|
|If You Like||Pandemic|
|More Info||MILLENNIUM web site|