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IT'S ALIVE! - Monster Building Card Game

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$1.99

Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2007
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(28 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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It's Alive!
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It is the turn of the nineteenth century, and mad scientists throughout Europe are competing for the infamy of being the first to create life through the power of alchemy. Using only the raw materials provided by some dubious "Suppliers to the Anatomical Trade", harnessed lightning, and the services of a motley crew of unattractive servants, in It's Alive! you race to collect the eight body parts needed to create your monster and bring it to life. Unfortunately, the local peasants are particularly clumsy and tend to die in freak farming accidents, so the dubious gentlemen rarely find a whole cadaver in sufficiently good condition. Instead, they offer the parts they have managed to salvage. Each turn, you may buy the offered part, sell it to an anatomist for a meager profit, or auction it, trying to get a better deal or rip off your opponents. You might be lucky and get a coffin with a weakling clerk's cadaver in it, which can be used in lieu of any strapping villager's body part, or your involvement in the macabre trade might invoke the villagers' wrath.

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Graphic artist: R H Aidley

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http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/mb_ItsAlive.gif It's Alive! fan - leg
http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/mb_ItsAlive2.gif It's Alive! fan - villagers
http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/mb_ItsAlive3.gif It's Alive fan - Dr.

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It's Alive!
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English/German second edition
Publisher: Reiver Games
Artist: R. H. Aidley
Year: 2008
Product Code: RVG0002
Size: 8.70 x 6.20 x 1.40 inches
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English first edition
Publisher: Reiver Games
Artist: R. H. Aidley
Year: 2007
Size: 8.31 x 5.16 x 1.18 inches
0.63 pounds
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1 It's Alive Chinese Rule
It's Alive Chinese Rule
Chinese
2015-08-26
2 It's Alive! English Rules
The English rules as published in the second edition.
English
2014-11-02
2 It´s alive- Kurzregeln deutsch
Komplette Regeln von "It´s alive" als Kurzregeln.
German
2011-02-20
2 It's Alive! - Portuguese Rules
Regras completas em Português
Portuguese
2009-09-18
7 Reglas en español - Rules in Spanish
Traducción al español de las reglas en inglés. Spanish traslation of the English rules.
2008-12-26
3 Magyar játékszabály
It's Alive! rules in Hungarian, Version 1.0, (posted with permission from the publisher)
2008-10-31
3 1st Edition It's Alive! Tuckbox
This is a tuckbox designed for the cards in the first edition of the game. It's possible that these will work with the second edition, but I don't know for certain. The box was created using graphics from here on BGG and the generator at http://tuckbox.gameupdates.com/.
2008-09-29
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1883
Family Game Rank: 547
Num Ratings: 982
Average Rating: 6.32
Standard Deviation: 1.26
Num Views: 80069
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.6
Fans: 27
Personal Comments: 390
Users Owning: 1115
Users Wanting: 39
Users Trading: 82 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 2
Price History: View
Total Plays: 3168
Plays This Month: 2
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