Dominant Species (5th Printing)

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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 for 2 to 6 players 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-ch…
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90%

Rating

  • Artwork
  • Complexity
  • Replayability
  • Player Interaction
  • Component Quality

You Might Like

  • Extremely clear rule book.
  • Solid, wooden components and lots of them.
  • Every decision is meaningful.
  • Lots of player interaction.
  • Can be brutal.

Might Not Like

  • Long play time.
  • Big board bit of a table hog.
  • The need to keep working out dominance.
  • Artwork can be a bit functional rather than beautiful. Illustrations look like they were taken from a museum plaque.
  • Can be brutal.
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Description

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 for 2 to 6 players 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 groups Mammal, Reptile, Bird, Amphibian, Arachnid or Insect. Each begins the game in a state of natural balance with regards 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 draw beneficial Dominance Cards. 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 Growth, Migration and Domination actions, among others.

All of this eventually leads to the end game  the final ascent of the Ice Age  where the player with the most Victory Points will have their Animal crowned the Dominant Species.

But somebody better become dominant quickly, because it’s getting mighty cold.

Additional information

Weight2.3 kg
  • Zatu Review Summary
  • Zatu Score

    90%

    Rating

    • Artwork
    • Complexity
    • Replayability
    • Player Interaction
    • Component Quality

    You might like

    • Extremely clear rule book.
    • Solid, wooden components and lots of them.
    • Every decision is meaningful.
    • Lots of player interaction.
    • Can be brutal.

    Might not like

    • Long play time.
    • Big board bit of a table hog.
    • The need to keep working out dominance.
    • Artwork can be a bit functional rather than beautiful. Illustrations look like they were taken from a museum plaque.
    • Can be brutal.