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Is Dominant Species fun to play?
Dominant Species

Players: 2 – 6 players | Game Duration 120 – 240 mins | Min. Age 14+ | Game complexity: HIGH

Genre: Animals, Environmental, Historical

Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No | Online Version: No

What is Dominant Species about?

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 2-6 player game, abstractly recreating a tiny portion of ancient history: the ponderous encroachment of an ice age. Each player will take on the role of one of six major animal classes – mammal, reptile, bird, amphibian, arachnid, or insect as they try to adapt to the slowly changing earth. Each begins the game more or less in a state of natural balance in relation to one another as they compete in the survival of the fittest. Players attempt to enhance their animal’s survivability while simultaneously trying to hinder their opponents and hopefully collecting Victory Points along the way. There are various cards that will aid in these efforts, giving players useful one-time abilities or an opportunity for recurring VP gains. The player with the highest amount of Victory points wins being the most dominant species!

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Awards Won by Dominant Species

2015 Lys Passioné Finalist
2011 JoTa Best Heavy Board Game Nominee
2011 International Gamers Award – General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee
2011 Golden Geek Most Innovative Board Game Nominee
2011 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Winner
2011 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee
2011 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Winner
2011 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee
2010 Jogo do Ano Nominee

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