Evolution

Designers: Dominic Crapuchettes, Dmitry Knorre, Sergey Machin

Artwork: Catherine Hamilton

Theme:  In a dynamic ecosystem where food is scarce and predators lurk, your species will have to adapt to survive.  Traits like Hard Shell and Horns will protect your species from Carnivores, while a Long Neck will help them get food that others cannot reach.  With over 12,000 ways to evolve your species, every game becomes a different adventure.  So gather your friends and see who best adapts to the changing world around them.


Game Information

  • Play Time: 60 minutes
  • Player Count: 2-6 players
  • Ages: 12+
  • Complexity of Rules:  Medium/Low
  • Setup Time:  Low
  • Replay Value: Medium
  • Direct Conflict: High

How It Plays

  • Game Mechanics:  This is a hand management game in which cards are played for several actions to grow and evolve species with the goal to eat more food than the other players.  After playing cards, a feeding round occurs in which players take turns feeding one of their species from the common watering hole or attacking other species.
  • Turn Summary:
    1.  Deal 3 cards plus 1 for each species a player has.
    2.  Select Food - Play one card down in the central watering hole food for its food value.
    3.  Play Cards
      • Play a card on a species for its trait ability.
      • Discard a card to gain a new species
      • Discard a card to Increase body size or population of any species by 1.
    4.  Reveal watering hole cards and add or subtract food tokens shown on the cards.
    5.  Take turns eating food from the watering hole or eating other species with carnivores.
    6.  Reduce population of any species to match the food eaten by it.  Then save all eaten food in bag for later scoring.
  • End Game:  Game ends one round after the deck of cards runs out (reshuffle discards to finish final deal).
  • Victory:  One point is given for each food collected in the player's bag, each surviving species and each trait card on a surviving species.  The player with the most points wins.

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Evolution Flight


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Publisher: Northstar Games


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