Represent an intelligent species developing technologies, economics, politics, and consciousness in Bios:Origins 2nd Edition. This is the 3rd and final game of the Bios trilogy.
We have reworked the game Origins from the ground up, keeping its bottom-up take on civilization games with special features to integrate it into the arc of its predecessors Bios:Genesis and Bios:Megafauna (second edition). The dice from Origins are gone, but the classic map is retained.
Bios:Origins include 2 maps. One traditional Earth map and one empty ocean map. There is a new hexgrid, found on the back of the map board. This can be used to to create custom maps using the punch out hexes included in Bios:Origins or recreate the cratons from an end state of Bios:Megafauna (second edition) if you are playing a campaign game.
The empty ocean map can be used in your Bios:Megafauna game too.
The cards have been sorted in categories of Culture, Politics, and Industry, and a Market has been added.
Designers: Phil Eklund & Jon Manker.
Number of players: 1-4
- 1 Box, 256mm X 256mm X 60mm
- 1 Rulebook, 244mm X 244mm
- 1 Mapboard (double-sided) 723mm X 482mm folds 3 X 2 to 241mm x 241mm.
- 2 Sheets Punchouts: 32 Climate Chits (30mm diameter, double-sided: 16 seas/ice, 16 deserts/jungles), 4 Crowns (numbered 1 to 4), 18 Victory Chits (15mm diameter, double-sided), 26 Hex Chits (44mm from side to side Hexes, double-sided).
- 205 cards 57 x 87mm, (4 Comets, 82 Challenge Cards, 119 Idea Cards)
- 4 Brain Placards115 x 115mm, double-sided, 1 each of the 4 player colors.
- 4 Species Placards242mm x 40mm, double-sided, 1 each of the 4 player colors.
- 1 Player Aid - Process Flow. 244mm X 244mm, double-sided.
- 28 Elder/Domain Pawns (9mm diameter, 16 mm high) (wood, 7 each of 4 player colors - black, orange, green & white).
- 48 Migrant Figures, 16mm high (wood) 12 each of 4 player colors - black, orange, green & white).
- 40 City Cuboids 10x10x20mm (wood, 10 each of 4 player colors - black, orange, green, & white).
- 29 Cubes 10mm square (7 of each player color, plus 1 purple for Philosophy).
4 Zip Bags, 100 x 120mm