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On the Origin of Species Board Game Up On Kickstarter

On the Origin of Species is one of the most-important bits of scientific literature ever written. Will the board game based on it be one of the most-important board games of all time? Well, we don't know yet, because the Kickstarter campaign is only just running now. But it may be. Join Darwin on the HMS Beagle and find connections between different flora and fauna.

From the campaign:

On the Origin of Species is a 2-4 player strategy board game in which each player will step into the adventure of young Charles Darwin on the HMS Beagle’s expedition through the Galapagos Islands, examining the local species and uncovering their natural history.  Trace connections between the flora and fauna you discover as the Beagle journeys through the islands. Find help from the ship’s crew and uses for the tools in your luggage.  Excel in your research and lead the way among your naturalist colleagues. 

On the Origin of the Species is a tile laying game that’s simple to learn but driven by deep decisions. Players will take the role of scientist naturalists on the HMS Beagle as it journeys through the Galapagos Islands. On each player’s turn, they may either research the surrounding species in their habitats or discover the natural history of a new species.

To Research: a player will place two of their observation cubes on different species found among the islands. These observations contribute to their understanding of how the species relate to their habitats.

The campaign's about halfway funded with 30 days left to go.