Sierra Madre Games
The First 4 Billion Years of Life on Earth
The Earth has seen dramatic events, lava oceans, a great collision that formed its moon, the filling of its oceans by impact bolides, the rising of continents with plate tectonics. Among these noisy events, life got started, perhaps many times and in many forms.
The players, representing "soup ingredients," must find a sheltered refuge in order to start autocatalytic cycles and accumulate catalysts. Once they achieved templated replication, they can share their progress by swapping genetic material or becoming parasites or chimeras. The game ends in the Cambrian Explosion, with the advent of multicellular life and the invasion of the land.
Suitable for competitive, cooperative, and solitaire play!
The 2nd Edition contains components for 4 instead of 3 organisms for each player, 100 new commissioned artworks, 68 page rules/ science background, & a folding player aid.Contents:
16 Oversized Placards for Bacteria and Refugia
48 Disks (Catalysts, Enzymes, & Antioxidants)
64 Wooden Cubes (Manna & Chromosomes)
16 Wooden Domes (Bionts)
12 Six-sided Dice
Rules & Historical Background
Folding Player Aid
Game Length: 60-120 minutes