In Evolution, players adapt their species in a dynamic ecosystem where food is scarce and predators lurk. Traits like Hard Shell and Horns will protect your species from Carnivores, while a Long Neck will help them get food that others cannot reach. With over 4,000 ways to evolve your species, every game becomes a different adventure.
Evolution packs a surprising amount of variety for a game with simple rules. The variety comes from the synergies between the trait cards and from the different personalities at the table. Some players thrive on creating Carnivores to wreak havoc on their fellow players.
Others prefer to stay protected and mind their own business. Evolution encourages both play styles by giving each of them multiple paths to victory. And it is the mix of play styles at the table that ultimately determines the ecosystem in which the player are adapting. So gather your friends and see who can best adapt to the changing world around them.
Evolution is a popular board game here at Zatu but we wanted to know what other gamers really thought about it. To do so, we headed back onto Reddit and asked our friends on the board game discussion board to share their opinions.
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!
In another of our board game spotlights, Zatu Games swings its Hubble-sized lens towards Evolution, the 2014 game from designers Dominic Crapuchettes, Dmitry Knorre and Sergey Machin, and publisher North Star Games.
- Ages 12+
- 2-6 Players
- 50-70 Minute Playing Time