I've been watching a lot of science shows on YouTube lately. I love a good documentary. Some are about how the Earth formed all those years ago. Little bits of dust gathering together, getting bigger and bigger as it went, until rocks started gathering, then giant asteroids, and even an almost-twin-sized planet slamming into what would be the Earth. But what if it went a little differently? That's where you come in when you play Ecos: First Continent. And you can get the game for a special sale price over in the AEG webshop now.
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What if the formation of Earth had gone differently?
This game designed by John D Clair, with the art of Sabrina Miramon, and graphic design by Matt Paquette explores that “what if?”
In Ecos players are forces of nature molding the planet, but with competing visions of its grandeur. You will have the chance to create a part of the world, similar but different to the one we know. Which landscapes, habitats, and species thrive will be up to you.
Game play in Ecos is simultaneous and caters to 2-6 players. Each round one player will reveal Element tokens from the Element Bag, giving all players the opportunity to complete a card from their tableau and shape the continent to their own purpose. Elements that cannot be used can be converted into Energy cubes or additional cards in hand or added to your tableau, to give you greater options as the game evolves.
Mountain ranges, jungle, rivers, seas, islands and savannah, each with their own fauna, all lie within the scope of the players.