Okay, I had a chance to try this monster (Gaia Project from Feuerland Games) and to be honest, it almost similar to Terra Mystica, I give it that. But, not sure if it replaces Terra Mystica. A friend of mine said it is, he played TM a lot and this surely replaces it in a big way. One noticeable aspect is that this has better variability and player count restraint because of it's modular board setup. In TM different number of players do not change how big the game area is. And it doesn't have resource tokens but tokens for players to keep track on their board, which is a nice idea to reduce game components. And it doesn't use wooden components, since it's a sci-fi game, it's more sensible not to use wooden components.
Still have to try several times and play TM again to get to know better. But I like it and the theme seems clicked with the mechanics well enough.
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