So way back when I won a minor contest and the prize was all the Evolution bonuses from the kickstarter. I ended up backing the remake+flight expansion so that I’d be able to actually use them.
Clever ruse, Evolution people.
Picked up our copy at GenCon and brought it to table.
It ended up being a really good mid-complexity game. Lots of hand building, lots of engine stuff.
As a bonus, Angelica being an ecologist, she liked the theme. It reminded me of SimEarth so I was a fan too.
Above is the predator that carried me through the game, up until everyone else realized it was probably a dang good idea to kill him off. Erin has a wicked engine at the end too, with multiple Coöperations and Foragings to just devastate the plant food supply each turn.