The Game: Terra Evolution
The Publisher: Mindwarrior Games
Time: Once you know the rules, probably 20 minutes
Players: Me, +Dirty Heart, +Michelle Lyons-McFarland, +Barbara Hilow
|OMG SO MUCH CARDS.|
The game's instructions aren't especially well-explained (I believe they are translated, poorly, from some other language), but once you get the game, it's pretty simple. First one to X points (depending on number of players) wins, provided that the winner also has a mammal and a bird. You can get to 10 points in a four-player game really easily, so it's mostly a race to see who can evolve fast enough.
Opinions: So, here's the issue: Look at the box art of the game:
|Just took this on my phone.|
Yeah, no. It's a deck-building game. The catastrophe cards are pretty, but the species cards are boring, and there's no evolving going on, you're just upgrading from "m" to "me" to "meh." The game mechanics aren't terrible, but the game is really quick and I can't see a lot of replay value.
I want to play it one more time now that I know how it works, and see if buying catastrophes earlier and aiming them at players makes the game more interesting. But otherwise...