The game board has five sections:
1. TERRAFORMING RATING TRACK - When you gain TR, you advance your player cube on this track.
2. OCEANS - This is where the ocean tokens are placed facedown at the start of the game. When you flip an ocean, pick an ocean that has the orange side faceup and flip it over, then gain 1 TR and the reward listed on the back of the flipped ocean tile.
3. PHASE TRACKING TOKENS - Place the phase tracking tokens along this side of the board.
4. OXYGEN TRACK - When you raise the oxygen, advance the cube on this track and gain 1 TR.
5. TEMPERATURE TRACK - When you raise the temperature, advance the cube on this track and gain 1 TR.
The oxygen and temperature tracks are each divided into four colors: purple, red, yellow, and white. Certain cards will require the oxygen or temperature to be in certain color zones.