Life in Reterra Review


Ah, post-apocalyptic worlds. They’re not just for blockbuster movies anymore. Imagine a place where the remnants of our civilization are cobbled together into new communities. Welcome to “Life in Reterra,” where your inner architect meets Mad Max, minus the crazy car chases and leather outfits.

In “Life in Reterra,” you’re not just playing a game; you’re embarking on a mission to rebuild society. Grab your hard hat, because this game has you constructing a 4×4 terrain grid using five types of terrain tiles. Sounds easy, right? Wrong. These tiles come with gears, relics, and inhabitants, each demanding your strategic genius.

The game kicks off with each player laying down their starter square land tile, which is basically your community’s foundation. It’s like planting the first seed in your post-apocalyptic garden. With three tiles in hand and five more on display, you’re faced with decisions that would make an urban planner break a sweat.

On your turn, pick a tile from your hand or the display to add to your community. Think of it as selecting the perfect plot of land in a world where real estate agents are replaced by scavenger bots. If your tile has a gear, it’s time to get serious. Place an inhabitant on the gear or plop down a building tile. But remember, buildings need support from gears on the same terrain type, so good luck with that! It’s like trying to balance a house of cards in a windstorm.

Once you’ve got your building in place, its card power activates, adding a layer of strategy. Maybe you’ll place relic tokens for bonus points, sabotage an opponent’s relics, or just score big with sprawling terrain sections. Each turn is a rollercoaster of planning, plotting, and a bit of good old-fashioned luck.

As the game progresses, you’ll fill up your 4×4 grid, which sounds simple until you realize you’re one tile away from greatness or disaster. When everyone’s grid is full, it’s scoring time. Points are tallied for terrain blocks, energy sources, inhabitants, relics, and buildings. The player with the most points wins, proving their dominance in this green-thumbed dystopia.

Eric Lang, the mastermind behind this madness, has crafted a game that’s as much about community building as it is about outsmarting your friends and family. It’s available exclusively on the Target website, so get ready to click that “add to cart” button with the fervor of a doomsday prepper.

The reviews are in, and “Life in Reterra” is getting some love. One player mentioned, “I especially appreciate how each game set comes with its own containers to keep things organized. Huge plus!” Organization in a post-apocalyptic world? Who knew? If you’re tired of the same old game night fare, give “Life in Reterra” a spin. It’s a game for ages 10 and up, perfect for 2 to 4 players, and packs enough strategy to keep you coming back for more.

So, if you’re ready to channel your inner survivalist while honing your strategic skills, “Life in Reterra” is calling your name. Just make sure to grab it from Target before the scavenger bots get there first.

Now, go forth and build your post-apocalyptic utopia. May your gears turn smoothly and your buildings never crumble.