Evolution is a hand management card and board game for 2-6 players where players use evolutionary principles to win.

In Evolution, players create and adapt their own species in a dynamic ecosystem of limited resources and hungry predators.  Increase your species’ Body Size and Population and give them traits to ensure their survival.  Traits like Hard Shell and Horns will protect your species from Carnivores, while a Long Neck will help your species get food that others cannot reach.  Gather your friends and family around the table and see who will survive, who will thrive, and who will become someone else’s lunch.

The goal of Evolution is to thrive in the midst of an ever-changing ecosystem where food is scarce and predators lurk.  You will get points for feeding your species, increasing their population and evolving them to best ensure their survival.

Evolution packs a surprising amount of variety for a game with simple rules. The variety comes from the synergies between the trait cards and from the different personalities at the table. Some players thrive on creating Carnivores to wreak havoc on their fellow players. Others prefer to stay protected and mind their own business. Evolution encourages both play styles by giving each of them multiple paths to victory. And it is the mix of play styles at the table that ultimately determines the ecosystem in which the players are adapting. So gather your friends and see who can best adapt to the changing world around them.

This is the new, smaller box edition ,which is functionally exactly the same game but is simply a different version of the earlier, bigger box, with some minor improvements as well as component tweaks to lower the price. It is completely compatible with the Flight expansion. This new version of Evolution has:
– Food Screens (instead of Food Bags)
– A Smaller Box
– New Watering Hole art from Catherine Hamilton (instead of John Ariosa)
– Some “10 Food” tokens to make sure people don’t run out of Food tokens.
– Updated rules explanation and updated text on cards to make it easier to understand

Designer: Dominic Crapuchettes, Dmitry Knorre, Sergey Machin
Publisher: North Star Games
Player numbers: 2-6 players
Recommended Age: 12+
Game Time: 60 mins

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Product Contents:

  • 177 Trait Cards
  • 30 Event Cards
  • 240 Food Tokens
  • 20 Species Boards
  • 40 Wooden Cubes
  • 6 Bags
  • 1 Climate Track (21 inches x 8.75 inches) in 3 pieces
  • 1 Climate Marker
  • 2 Reference Sheets
  • 1 Rule Book
  • 1 HUGE Dino Start Token

Card sleeve information if you wish to sleeve the cards in this product:

129 cards. Fantasy Flight sleeve size: Standard Card Game – Gray (FFS05, 50/pack) – (2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ – 63.5 x 88mm)


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