Evolution: Climate (Card Game)

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Evolution: Climate is a standalone game that introduces climate into the Evolution game system.

In Evolution: Climate, players adapt their species in a dynamic ecosystem where food is scarce, predators lurk, and the climate can swing between scorching hot and icy cold. Traits like a Hard Shell and Horns can protect your species from Carnivores while a Long Neck will help them get food that others cannot reach. Heavy Fur and Migratory can protect your species from the cold while being Nocturnal or Burrowing will provide protection from the cruel desert sun. With over 200,000 ways to evolve your species, every game evolves into a different adventure.

The Climate standalone game dramatically changes game play with several simple additions to the Evolution base set:

  • Players draw 4 cards +1 per species per round (instead of 3 cards + 1 per species).
  • Each species may have up to 4 traits (instead of 3).
  • The climate moves along a Climate Track based upon the food cards played each round.
  • There are additional trait cards that provide protection from the heat and cold.

Evolution: Climate changes Evolution from a two-dimensional game (dealing with the threat of Starvation and Carnivores) into a three-dimensional game (dealing with the threat of Starvation, Carnivores, and Climate effects) while increasing the vividness of the theme. It adds additional layers into what was already a dynamically strategic game.

Product Details

Boards & Dice
5 Dec 2016
Game Mechanic
Year Published
# of Players
2 - 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players, Recommended with 2 - 5 players
Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
Game Designer
  • Dominic Crapuchettes
  • Dmitry Knorre
  • Sergey Machin
Game Artist
  • Ben Goldman
  • Catherine Hamilton
  • Jacoby O'Connor
User Suggested Ages
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
  • 2016 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork & Presentation Nominee
  • 2016 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee
Expansion Sets
  • Evolution: Climate – Extra Sensory Perception
  • Evolution: Cybernetic Limbs
  • Evolution: Gigantism Promo
  • Evolution: Hibernation Promo
  • Evolution: Night Prowler
  • Evolution: Promo Pack III
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