EVOLUTION FRANCHISE

The Evolution games franchise is published by North Star Games. The original game was created with the help of a Kickstarter campaign, which raised $124,316, in 2014. The base game has also been nominated for several awards, including the Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game and Gold Geek Best Family Board Game award. The theme of the game has also been praised by the Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Oxford, who often uses the board game in his undergraduate class. Since the original game launched, there have been a expansion (Flight) & two different standalone games - The Beginning and Climate. There is also an a chance to create your own version of the Evolution games, using print files on the North Star Games website.

EVOLUTION HISTORY

The original Evolution came was brought to life with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. The campaign was live in 2014, with 2470 backers helping the team at North Star Games to raise $124,316. An expansion for the base game, called Flight, was released in 2015. This game introduced avian species to the game, allowing you to fly to different locations and swoop down on your prey. Two standalone games in the series were released in 2016. Climate does exactly what it says on the box: introduces climate to the game's ecosystem. This means you'll be dealing with heat waves and cold winters. The Beginning takes you back to the dinosaurs and it the most casual and quickest adaptation of the original game. There are now plans for a video game adaption, which will be released soon.

EVOLUTION FRANCHISE

The Evolution games franchise is published by North Star Games. The original game was created with the help of a Kickstarter campaign, which raised $124,316, in 2014. The base game has also been nominated for several awards, including the Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game and Gold Geek Best Family Board Game award. The theme of the game has also been praised by the Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Oxford, who often uses the board game in his undergraduate class. Since the original game launched, there have been a expansion (Flight) & two different standalone games - The Beginning and Climate. There is also an a chance to create your own version of the Evolution games, using print files on the North Star Games website.

EVOLUTION HISTORY

The original Evolution came was brought to life with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. The campaign was live in 2014, with 2470 backers helping the team at North Star Games to raise $124,316. An expansion for the base game, called Flight, was released in 2015. This game introduced avian species to the game, allowing you to fly to different locations and swoop down on your prey. Two standalone games in the series were released in 2016. Climate does exactly what it says on the box: introduces climate to the game's ecosystem. This means you'll be dealing with heat waves and cold winters. The Beginning takes you back to the dinosaurs and it the most casual and quickest adaptation of the original game. There are now plans for a video game adaption, which will be released soon.

HOW TO PLAY

Evolution is a hand-management game, where cards are played for several actions in order to grow and evolve your species. The aim of the game is to have your species eat more food than the other players. To survive, your species will need to adapt. There are traits which can be found to help protect your species from predators and to help them reach for food. In total, there are 12,000 ways to evolve your species.

On each turn you will deal three cards, plus one for each species that a player has. You then select your food by playing one card down in the watering hole food for its food value. You can then play a card on a species for its trait ability, discard to gain a new species or discard to increase body size or population of a species by one. The watering hole cards are then revealed, and you add or subtract the food tokens shown on them. Players will then take turns to eat food or species if you're a carnivore. Reduce population of any species to match the food eaten by it.  Then save all eaten food in bag for later scoring.

The game comes to an end one round after the deck of cards runs out. One point is given for each of the food collected in the player's bag, each surviving species and each trait card on a surviving species. The player with the most points is the winner.

Evolution: Climate Review

By Ashley Perryman | 21/11/2017

Evolution: Climate is a development of the game Evolution, introducing climate-driven factors into play. Find out more in our review.

Let’s Play: Evolution

By Mitch | 15/12/2016

In our first Let’s Play blog entry Mitch takes a look at Evolution, a game he first played at Essen in 2014. He will take you through the game’s mechanics before giving his thoughts and opinions on the game itself!

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EVOLUTION

ORIGINAL

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The original entry in the Evolution games series. Players must adapt their species in this dynamic ecosystem, to cope with the lack of food and scary predators. There are 4000 ways to adapt, as well as certain traits which will help to protect your animals. Every game will be a different adventure.

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CLIMATE

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A standalone game in the Evolution game series. In Climate, players will need to adapt their species so that they can cope with scorching hot and ice cold weather brought in by the new climate. Climate adds several additions to the base game's gameplay, with 200,000 way to evolve.

EVOLUTION

FLIGHT

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Flight is an expansion for the original Evolution game. This game introduces avian species into the game's ecosystem. This means that your species can now fly away from predators, swoop down on prey and fly to a new location should food become scarce.

EVOLUTION

ORIGINAL

£34.99Add to basket

The original entry in the Evolution games series. Players must adapt their species in this dynamic ecosystem, to cope with the lack of food and scary predators. There are 4000 ways to adapt, as well as certain traits which will help to protect your animals. Every game will be a different adventure.

£34.99Add to basket

EVOLUTION

CLIMATE

£41.79Add to basket

A standalone game in the Evolution game series. In Climate, players will need to adapt their species so that they can cope with scorching hot and ice cold weather brought in by the new climate. Climate adds several additions to the base game's gameplay, with 200,000 way to evolve.

£41.79Add to basket

EVOLUTION

FLIGHT

£20.86Out Of Stock

Flight is an expansion for the original Evolution game. This game introduces avian species into the game's ecosystem. This means that your species can now fly away from predators, swoop down on prey and fly to a new location should food become scarce.

£20.86Out Of Stock