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Year Published
2008
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
75 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Primary Name
The Swarm
Alternate Names
Der Schwarm
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Based on the novel by Frank Schätzing, continuing the Kosmos line of literature-based games. The world is facing an ecological catastrophe caused by previously unknown marine life forms. Each player represents a nation sending their scientists out to confront the threat.

The action cards form the core of the game. For each round, the cards are shuffled and placed in a row. Each player in turn order takes the leftmost card from the row, until there are no more cards left. Instead of the leftmost card, players can also buy a different card by paying with victory points.

At the end of each round, players score points according to the sizes of their largest research networks. At the end of the game, extra points are given out based on whether research stations are connected to the center of the game board.

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Microbadges:
mb The Swarm fan - English Mouseover
mb Der Schwarm fan - German Mouseover

Reviewed in "Counter - Boardgames Reviewed & Discussed" by Ben Baldanza*, Issue 46, September 2009, pp. 25-27. *diemacher

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Z-Man Edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2010
Product Code: ZMG 7048
Size: 11.75 x 11.75 x 3.00 inches
3.20 pounds
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Kosmos German Version
Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2008
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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2 Italian Rules
Unofficial translation of rules in italian. Color and layout are the same of the original. V.2 For more translation visit www.blackworks.it
Italian
2010-05-14
2 Portuguese reference
Referência rápida em português.
Portuguese
2009-07-09
3 Cards PL
Ready to print as stickers polish cards.
2008-11-27
31 The Swarm
Unofficial English translation of rules, by Steve McKeogh (Fledermaushaus) (v.2). Now with translations of the skill cards and the summary card.
2008-11-18
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Strategy Game Rank: 858
Num Ratings: 492
Average Rating: 6.45
Standard Deviation: 1.32
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Users Owning: 1082
Users Wanting: 28
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