GMT Games Dominant Species Board Game, GMT1011

Amazon.co.uk Price: £57.29 (as of 28/04/2020 06:11 PST- Details)

Players will be trying to enhance their own animals’ survivability while simultaneously trying to hinder that of their opponents’
An intense strategy game with great replay value
Playing Time: 180 mins

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Game Overview90,000 B.C. A great ice age is fast approaching. Another titanic struggle for global supremacy has unwittingly commenced between the varying animal species.Dominant Species is a game that abstractly recreates a tiny portion of ancient history: the ponderous encroachment of an ice age and what that entails for the living creatures trying to adapt to the slowly-changing earth.Each player will assume the role of one of six major animal classesmammal, reptile, bird, amphibian, arachnid, or insect. Each begins the game more or less in a state of natural balance in relation to one another. But that wont last: It is indeed “survival of the fittest”.Through wily action pawn placement, players will strive to become dominant on as many different terrain tiles as possible in order to claim powerful card effects. Players will also want to propagate their individual species in order to earn victory points for their particular animal. Players will be aided in these endeavors via speciation, migration, and adaptation actions, among others.All of this eventually leads to the end gamethe final ascent of the ice agewhere the player having accumulated the most victory points will have his animal crowned the Dominant Species.But somebody better become dominant quickly, because its getting mighty cold…

Game PlayThe large hexagonal tiles are used throughout the game to create an ever-expanding interpretation of earth as it might have appeared a thousand centuries ago. The smaller tundra tiles will be placed atop the larger tilesconverting them into tundra in the processas the ice age encroaches.The cylindrical action pawns (or “AP”s) drive the game. Each AP will allow a player to perform the various actions that can be taken, such as speciation, environmental change, migration, or glaciation. After being placed on the action display during the Planning Phase, an AP will trigger that particular action for the owning player during the Execution Phase.Generally, pla
Players will be trying to enhance their own animals’ survivability while simultaneously trying to hinder that of their opponents’
An intense strategy game with great replay value
Playing Time: 180 mins
Age 13+
2-6 players

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