The Game: Evolution
The Publisher: North Star Games
Time: About an hour
Players: Me, +Michelle, +Dirty Heart, +Jessica
|Time for the fittest to do a little survivin'.|
Players start off rounds playing one trait card into the middle (the watering hole). Then, they play trait cards on their species, taking them from nondescript lizards or whatever to, for instance, long-necked, hard-shelled, tree-climbing herbivores. Then the cards you played to the middle get flipped, and food gets added to the watering hole. Herbivores eat from that, while carnivores...well.
|Sarah is not a carnivore but she's way too happy about punching out those tokens.|
At the end of the game, you get points for surviving species (as measured by population), food that your animals ate (you keep all said food in a bag), and trait cards (diversity FTW).
Plus it's fun to imagine how exactly an animal with the various traits might have evolved and what cute sounds it makes.
|My little menagerie.|