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Dominant Species (Third Edition)

A board game by Chad Jensen
Publisher: GMT Games
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Description

Game Overview 90,000 B.C. -- A great ice age is fast approaching. Another titanic struggle for global supremacy has unwittingly commenced between the varying animal species. Dominant Species is a game that abstractly recreates a tiny portion of ancient history: the ponderous encroachment of an ice age and what that entails for the living creatures trying to adapt to the slowly-changing earth. Each player will assume the role of one of six major animal classes -- mammal, reptile, bird, amphibian, arachnid or insect. Each begins the game more or less in a state of natural balance in relation to one another. But that won’t last: It is indeed "survival of the fittest." Through wily action pawn placement, players will strive to become dominant on as many different terrain tiles as possible in order to claim powerful card effects. Players will also want to propagate their individual species in order to earn victory points for their particular animal. Players will be aided in these endeavors via speciation, migration and adaptation actions, among others. All of this eventually leads to the end game -- the final ascent of the ice age -- where the player having accumulated the most victory points will have his animal crowned the Dominant Species. But somebody better become dominant quickly, because it’s getting mighty cold.... Game Play The large hexagonal tiles are used throughout the game to create an ever-expanding interpretation of earth as it might have appeared a thousand centuries ago. The smaller tundra tiles will be placed atop the larger tiles -- converting them into tundra in the process -- as the ice age encroaches. The cylindrical action pawns (or "AP"s) drive the game. Each AP will allow a player to perform the various actions that can be taken, such as speciation, environmental change, migration or glaciation. After being placed on the action display during the Planning Phase, an AP will trigger that particular action for the owning player during the Execution Phase. Generally, players will be trying to enhance their own animals’ survivability while simultaneously trying to hinder that of their opponents’ -- hopefully collecting valuable victory points (or "VP"s) along the way. The various cards will aid in these efforts, giving players useful one-time abilities or an opportunity for recurring VP gains. Throughout the game, species cubes will be added to, moved about in, and removed from the tiles in play (the "earth"). Element disks will be added to and removed from both animals and earth. When the game ends, players will conduct a final scoring of each tile -- after which the player controlling the animal with the highest VP total wins the game. Game Development by Kai Jensen Components a 20-page full-color rulebook one 22" x 34" mounted game board six Animal Displays 27 cards 31 large and 12 small hexagonal tiles used to create "Earth" 330 wooden cubes in six colors representing the Species belonging to the six Animal groups 60 wooden cylinders used for the Animals’ Action Pawns 60 wooden cones used as the Animals’ Domination markers 120 round markers representing the Earth’s resources, called "Elements" 6 square markers used to show each Animal's "Initiative" (turn order) one cloth bag

Additional information

Mechanics: Area Control/Area Influence Area Movement Modular Board Worker Placement
Categories: Animals Historical
Alternative names: Dominant Species Dominant Species: Władcy Ziemi Specie Dominanti 優勢物種 도미넌트 스피시즈
BARCODE: 817054010554
The item is in 5 carts In 43 wishlists In 53 collections This was seen 11676 times
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bundle with sleeves

Cards in the game:

  • 27 cards (63.0mmx88.0mm)

STANDARD sleeves bundle 10% discount

+1x
Dominant Species (Third Edition)
=
70,24€
Full price
83,75€

SUPERIOR sleeves bundle 10% discount

+1x
Dominant Species (Third Edition)
=
70,24€
Full price
83,75€

PREMIUM sleeves bundle 10% discount

+1x
Dominant Species (Third Edition)
=
70,24€
Full price
83,75€

Description

Game Overview 90,000 B.C. -- A great ice age is fast approaching. Another titanic struggle for global supremacy has unwittingly commenced between the varying animal species. Dominant Species is a game that abstractly recreates a tiny portion of ancient history: the ponderous encroachment of an ice age and what that entails for the living creatures trying to adapt to the slowly-changing earth. Each player will assume the role of one of six major animal classes -- mammal, reptile, bird, amphibian, arachnid or insect. Each begins the game more or less in a state of natural balance in relation to one another. But that won’t last: It is indeed "survival of the fittest." Through wily action pawn placement, players will strive to become dominant on as many different terrain tiles as possible in order to claim powerful card effects. Players will also want to propagate their individual species in order to earn victory points for their particular animal. Players will be aided in these endeavors via speciation, migration and adaptation actions, among others. All of this eventually leads to the end game -- the final ascent of the ice age -- where the player having accumulated the most victory points will have his animal crowned the Dominant Species. But somebody better become dominant quickly, because it’s getting mighty cold.... Game Play The large hexagonal tiles are used throughout the game to create an ever-expanding interpretation of earth as it might have appeared a thousand centuries ago. The smaller tundra tiles will be placed atop the larger tiles -- converting them into tundra in the process -- as the ice age encroaches. The cylindrical action pawns (or "AP"s) drive the game. Each AP will allow a player to perform the various actions that can be taken, such as speciation, environmental change, migration or glaciation. After being placed on the action display during the Planning Phase, an AP will trigger that particular action for the owning player during the Execution Phase. Generally, players will be trying to enhance their own animals’ survivability while simultaneously trying to hinder that of their opponents’ -- hopefully collecting valuable victory points (or "VP"s) along the way. The various cards will aid in these efforts, giving players useful one-time abilities or an opportunity for recurring VP gains. Throughout the game, species cubes will be added to, moved about in, and removed from the tiles in play (the "earth"). Element disks will be added to and removed from both animals and earth. When the game ends, players will conduct a final scoring of each tile -- after which the player controlling the animal with the highest VP total wins the game. Game Development by Kai Jensen Components a 20-page full-color rulebook one 22" x 34" mounted game board six Animal Displays 27 cards 31 large and 12 small hexagonal tiles used to create "Earth" 330 wooden cubes in six colors representing the Species belonging to the six Animal groups 60 wooden cylinders used for the Animals’ Action Pawns 60 wooden cones used as the Animals’ Domination markers 120 round markers representing the Earth’s resources, called "Elements" 6 square markers used to show each Animal's "Initiative" (turn order) one cloth bag

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Card sleeves in this game

27 cards of 63.0mm width and 88.0mm of height
1x (100 Pcs)
Available
1x (100 Pcs)
To Order
1x (100 Pcs)
To Order
1x (100 Pcs)
To Order
1x (100 Pcs)
Available
1x (75 Pcs)
Available
1x (50 Pcs)
Available
1x (75 Pcs)
Available
1x (100 Pcs)
Available

Additional information

Mechanics: Area Control/Area Influence Area Movement Modular Board Worker Placement
Categories: Animals Historical
Alternative names: Dominant Species Dominant Species: Władcy Ziemi Specie Dominanti 優勢物種 도미넌트 스피시즈
BARCODE: 817054010554
The item is in 5 carts In 43 wishlists In 53 collections This was seen 11676 times