The Evolution Game System Up On Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 30th, 2015

North Star Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for their new edition of Evolution, their game where you must create the perfect creature to a rather harsh environment. Food is hard to come by and predators lurk everywhere. Can you create the ultimate organism to survive? Not just are they bring you the new edition, but they have their new Flight expansion as part of the campaign as well. They’ve made it over their funding goal already and they just did an overhaul of their stretch goals.
The Kickstarter will be running for another 23 days.

From the campaign:

Evolution is a board game that plays in 60 minutes for 2-6 players ages 10 and up. In the Evolution game system, players adapt their species in a dynamic ecosystem where food is scarce and predators lurk. Traits like Hard Shell and Horns protect your species from Carnivores, while a Long Neck help them reach food others can’t.

The first edition of Evolution was a finalist for the Escapist’s 2014 Board Game of the Year and four-time Golden Geek nominee. This Kickstarter campaign improves the system with two major releases:

Evolution (Second Edition) – With the benefit of feedback from thousands of plays, we’ve figured out how to make an already-great game better. Most of the cards have been changed to some degree, leading to a better experience for first time players and a more rich experience for tournament players. Catherine Hamilton was also commissioned to paint additional backgrounds for 9 of the 17 cards cards. Don’t fret if you have the 1st edition of Evolution. Just back the Flight expansion and you will get a set of the updated cards for free! (see below)

Evolution: Flight Expansion – this expansion enriches your experience by giving you the ability to create avian species. Flight gives your creatures enormous advantages, like the ability to evade non-flying predators and soar to a new location when food is scarce. But it also has a cost: avian creatures have to eat an enormous amount of food to maintain those advantages!


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