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|Start Time:||Friday 12:00 PM|
|Game Master(s):||Matthew Gaffney|
|Game System:||Dominant Species|
|Duration:||4 1/2 hours|
|Age group:||Over 18|
90,000 B.C. â 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 classesâmammal, 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 wonât 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 gameâthe final ascent of the ice ageâwhere the player having accumulated the most victory points will have his animal crowned the Dominant Species.
But somebody better become dominant quickly, because itâs getting mighty cold...