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Christian Marcussen
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I'm looking for a game about life.

Specifically a game where each player has one or more life forms which they try evolve and adapt to ensure the species survivability.

Thanks.
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Henrik Lantz
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marqzen wrote:
I'm looking for a game about life.

Specifically a game where each player has one or more life forms which they try evolve and adapt to ensure the species survivability.

Thanks.


Not entirely sure that these are what you are looking for, but here are a few evolution themed games:
Primordial Soup (rules available on Zman games website)
Evo (out of print)
WildLife
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I haven't played it, but maybe: Origins: how we became humans

good luck!
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Kris J
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I would look into American Megafauna.

It exactly fits the game you describe. One (or more) life-forms, adaptation, evolution to a changing environment....

. . . You can even evolve concurrent, different branches from your archetypical life form.

KJ!
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Luigi54
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Hallo
there is also a game about the evolution of the man in three steps:
fisical
emotional
spiritual.

The game is TRANSFORMATION and has been published by the Findhorn community (Scotland) some years ago);
http://www.findhorn.org/tools/game/overview.html

ciao from Milano-Italy
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Christian Marcussen
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Yup most of those games seem to fit the ticket. Thanks
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Ivo van der Horst
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While we're on the subject, to prevent confusion, avoid this game like the plague:

 
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Another out-of-print title that fits your description nicely is Quirks. Colorful, fun to play also. We used cut-up pieces of those colored plastic report binders to hold the card sets without revealing the climate codes.
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Charles A. Davis
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Tyranno Ex fits the general description but it is pretty abstract in play. It is a good game by my favorite designer, Karl-Heinz Schmiel.
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It has already been said, but I'll second Primordial Soup. Worth a look - I just purchased it (and its expansion) and I doubt you'll readily find an "deeper" evolution game around, however it's definitely light-hearted.
 
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Anarchosyn wrote:
It has already been said, but I'll second Primordial Soup. Worth a look - I just purchased it (and its expansion) and I doubt you'll readily find an "deeper" evolution game around, however it's definitely light-hearted.


Heh . . . try American Megafauna . . . It's certainly deeper, but not more light-hearted!



Of course, that dicynodnot could have evolved illium hindgut digestion instead . . . you might not want to evolve cecum digestion for your animal . . .! What did you say? You'd rather gizzard foregut digestion . . . ?

Gizzards FTW!

KJ
 
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