Bios: Megafauna (2011)

Average Rating: 7.09/10
Board Game Rank: 1221
Thematic Rank: 190
Strategy Game Rank: 577
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2011
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1 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 − 120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Bios: Megafauna
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In Bios: Megafauna, a reworking of Phil Eklund's own American Megafauna, players start as proto-dinosaurs or proto-mammals, starting in the post-holocaust world of the Permian catastrophe. Animals are tracked by dentition, size, aggressiveness, swiftness, browsing, grazing, burrowing, swimming, behavior, and insect-eating. Plants and animals that have gone extinct are collected in an area on the map called the tarpits. These tiles are distributed among the most populous players as victory points during four scoring rounds.

Players cope with intense competition and environmental changes by starting new species and mutating them. Create bizarre chimeras, from vegetarian velociraptors to flying dolphins. Establish subterranean civilizations, tame fire, or just be super-sexy.

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Components:

  • 128 laser-cut wooden animals
  • 144 tiles
  • 108 mutation cards
  • 18 gene chips
  • Mounted map
  • Rules

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mb - Bios: Megafauna fan

Suggested card sleeves:

Mayday Sleeve Size: Chimera Sized 57.5 x 89 mm

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Bios: Megafauna
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English first edition
Publisher: Sierra Madre Games
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Year: 2011
Product Code: SMG30
Size: 8.90 x 11.40 x 1.90 inches
2.70 pounds
English
Release Date: Dec 2011
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1 Bios Megafauna: vereenvoudige regels
Vereenvoudigde , verduidelijkte regels in Nederlands (English rules are coming soon). Gepubliseerd met toestemming van ontwerper
Dutch
2014-10-28
33 BIOS Megafauna Quick Play Sheet
very minor clarification - one word added.
English
2014-05-27
10 Bios Megafauna Card list
Excelsheet with all the tiles as well as the cards of Bios:MF uploaded with permission from Phil Eklund.
English
2013-04-14
22 Bios Megafauna Quick Reference
A 3-page summary of the Bios Megafauna living rules dated Sept 2012. May also be used as a play aid.
English
2013-02-07
2 Bios Megafauna 中文小贴士
This is a Chinese summary of some easily forgotten rules in gameplay.
Chinese
2012-10-18
2 中文小贴士 for Bios megafauna
整理并汉化了一些在游戏中容易遗忘的规则
Chinese
2012-10-18
42 Bios: Megafauna Living Rules
Bios: Megafauna Living Rules with the new updates as they released today, september 6th, in word format. Posted with permission.
English
2012-09-06
50 Bios Megafauna Living Rules - Pages 9 to 12
Second (and last) part of the living rules version dated February 28, 2012.
English
2012-03-14
62 Bios Megafauna Living Rules - Pages 1 to 8
These are the English living rules to Bios Megafauna in multiple pdf files. They are formatted just as the rules that come in the box with living rule changes in red. This version contains all living rules through September 28, 2012. Posted with permission of Phil Eklund (email dated March 13, 2012).
English
2012-03-14
23 Player Sheets
The general idea is to put all species information into one place instead of splitting it between board and card stack. The info still on the board is acculturation, I will just copy that part of the board and make markers from the copy. The sheets work fine for me, maybe others will find them useful as well. I am aware that seeing predator/prey relations is easier with the original method, it is a matter of preference. v20120128 adapted to current living rules (migration range)
English
2012-01-14
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1221
Thematic Rank: 190
Strategy Game Rank: 577
Num Ratings: 587
Average Rating: 7.09
Standard Deviation: 1.70
Num Views: 122507
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.7
Fans: 77
Personal Comments: 237
Users Owning: 1162
Users Wanting: 155
Users Trading: 35 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 3
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Total Plays: 1481
Plays This Month: 0
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