Martian Coasters

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Martian Coasters
Andrew Looney
A four-handed game of Martian Coasters in Xeno colors, in progress
The Beverage-Coaster Treehouse Board Game
:Players Players: 2 - 6
:Time Length: Fast
:Complexity Complexity: Low
Trios per color: 1
Number of colors: 1 per player
Pyramid trios:
Monochr. stashes: 1 per player
Five-color sets: 1
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Six-sided die, Treehouse die, Looney Ludo boards or Martian Coasters
Setup time: 1 minute
Playing time: 5 - 10 minutes
Strategy depth: Low
Random chance: Medium
Game mechanics: Dynamic board, Stacking
Theme: Abstract
BGG Link: Martian Coasters
Status: Complete (v1.0), Year released: 2006

Description[edit | edit source]

Martian Coasters (also known as Looney Ludo) is a race game using a Treehouse set and four special coasters. Players roll dice (one d6 and 1 Treehouse die) and maneuver their trio toward a goal point, and have the opportunity to manipulate board segments along the way. The first person to assemble their pyramids into a nest on their goal wins.

This game works with either a Xeno or a Rainbow treehouse set, since the colors of the coasters correspond to a Rainbow set and the arrows on the coasters correspond to a Xeno set, meaning either color set would work (custom sets of icehouse pieces not based on either of these color schemes, however, might have some trouble).

Setup[edit | edit source]

Use 4, 5, or 6 Looney Ludo boards and arrange them in one of patterns shown below depending on the number of players.

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Setup for 2, 3, or 4 players

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Setup for 5 players

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Setup for 6 players

History[edit | edit source]

Martian Coasters was published by Looney Labs in November 2006.

Giant Martian Coasters is a proposed game for Origins 2007.

The first edition of Martian Coasters came with 4 boards, and supported only 4 players. A 5th board, the Black Martian Coaster, was available as a promo in 2006.

The version in Pyramid Arcade is renamed Looney Ludo. It was renamed because the boards in Pyramid Arcade aren't coasters, and won't last long if you use them as such. This version has 6 boards (4 of which have a second color on the back) and supports up to 6 players.

Designed by Andrew Looney, 2006.

External Links[edit | edit source]

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