Bruce Voge III
I played a first game with my gf and we never had more than 2 food in the watering hole, which was immediately eaten by our species.
Seems kind of pointless and not fun.
Am I missing something?
I know there's carnivore and long neck, but it doesn't seem like the watering hole even serves a purpose.
You always have to throw down a species so that at least eats 1 of the food you place in the watering hole, and you can easily place a new species to eat the remaining 1 food in the watering hole, thus always eating the 2 food pieces you place down.
Seems pretty weak.
I did a ton of demos of this at BGG.CON and never saw a game where it was just two food placed, two food eaten for very long. The long necks and carnivores change the complexion of the watering hole very quickly.