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Dominant Species - 5th Printing

GMT1011-18-EN

90,000 B.C. — A great ice age is fast approaching. Another titanic struggle for global supremacy has unwittingly commenced between the varying animal species. 

  • English
  • From 10 years old
  • 3 to 4h
  • 2 to 6 player(s)
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90,000 B.C. — A great ice age is fast approaching. Another titanic struggle for global supremacy has unwittingly commenced between the varying animal species.


Dominant Species is a game that abstractly recreates a tiny portion of ancient history: the ponderous encroachment of an ice age and what that entails for the living creatures trying to adapt to the slowly-changing earth. 
Each player will assume the role of one of six major animal classes—mammal, reptile, bird, amphibian, arachnid, or insect. Each begins the game more or less in a state of natural balance in relation to one another. But that won’t last: It is indeed "survival of the fittest".


Through wily action pawn placement, players will strive to become dominant on as many different terrain tiles as possible in order to claim powerful card effects. Players will also want to propagate their individual species in order to earn victory points for their particular animal. Players will be aided in these endeavors via speciation, migration, and adaptation actions, among others. 
All of this eventually leads to the end game—the final ascent of the ice age—where the player having accumulated the most victory points will have his animal crowned the Dominant Species. 
But somebody better become dominant quickly, because it’s getting mighty cold...

Theme(s) Prehistory
Language(s) English
Mechanism(s) PowersWorkersPlacementTilesModular
Author(s) Chad Jensen
Note globale 4.9
Editor GMT

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  • a 20-page full-color rulebook
  • one 22" x 34" mounted game board
  • six Animal Displays
  • 27 cards
  • 31 large and 12 small hexagonal tiles used to create "Earth"
  • 330 wooden cubes in six colors representing the Species belonging to the six Animal groups
  • 60 wooden cylinders used for the Animals’ Action Pawns
  • 60 wooden cones used as the Animals’ Domination markers
  • 120 round markers representing the Earth’s resources, called "Elements"
  • 6 square markers used to show each Animal's "Initiative" (turn order)
  • one cloth bag

This game is recommended by 4 of our Customers

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Guillaume G. on 02/20/14 Verified purchase

5/5
Ce jeu m'a bluffé et je suis impatient du coup de le découvrir en français chez Filosofia. Il n'est pas si difficile à expliquer mais tout peut tellement être pesé et soupesé que ça peut faire chauffer l'unité centrale !Un vrai gros jeu ! ,)
  • on 08/03/17

    5/5
    C'est mon GRAAL! autant par la mécanique ultrapuissante intellectuellement que par la difficulté à trouver les 5 joueurs potentiels capables de passer plus de 4h sur un meme jeu ! L'attente vaut le coup et renforce la rareté de ce Monument, classé parmi les 50 meilleurs jeux de société de tous les temps sur BGG! Un Must.
  • on 01/21/15 Verified purchase

    5/5
    My favourite game so far!!! Works perfect for 2,3,4 players. Haven't tried with 5 or 6 players.
  • on 02/22/14 Verified purchase

    5/5
    Déjà un classique...
  • on 02/20/14 Verified purchase

    5/5
    Ce jeu m'a bluffé et je suis impatient du coup de le découvrir en français chez Filosofia. Il n'est pas si difficile à expliquer mais tout peut tellement être pesé et soupesé que ça peut faire chauffer l'unité centrale !Un vrai gros jeu ! ,)

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