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  • Summary: Inspired by the award winning board game from North Star Games, Evolution: The Video Game has arrived! Create animals that adapt and thrive in a beautiful and ever-changing ecosystem, enhanced by incredible art and thoughtful, balanced mechanics.

    Key Features: - Single Player Campaign -
    Inspired by the award winning board game from North Star Games, Evolution: The Video Game has arrived! Create animals that adapt and thrive in a beautiful and ever-changing ecosystem, enhanced by incredible art and thoughtful, balanced mechanics.

    Key Features:

    - Single Player Campaign
    - Skill Based Multiplayer Matching
    - Interactive Tutorial
    - Deep Strategic Gameplay
    - Incredible Pace & Polish

    NATURAL SELECTION IN ACTION
    Evolution is a strategy card game where you adapt your creatures to survive and stay one step ahead of opponents. Unlike deck builder games or trading card games, Evolution allows for an incredible diversity of strategy elements with a 17-card deck that is easy to learn but difficult to master. Inspired by science, this game is clever and addictive!

    -Watering hole running dry? Evolve a long necked dinosaur to reach food in the trees.
    -Staring down a Carnivore? Develop a hard shelled creature to fend off an attack.
    -Evolve up the food chain to become a the most successful animals in the environment.

    CHALLENGING AND ADDICTIVE
    Will you be a fierce carnivore or a crafty herbivore? The ecosystem is constantly changing, and you've got to figure out what your opponents are up to.

    INTERACTIVE TUTORIAL
    Our friendly professor will guide you from one watering hole to the next on our easy, helpful tutorial. Hone your skill as you progress all the way through the campaign then jump into multiplayer and gain recognition in the global ranks!

    ADAPTIVE AI OPPONENTS
    Explore the mysteries of Evolution Island in single player campaign mode and discover distinct Boss opponents. Unlock new Apex Species as you move through the campaign; defeat them to add them to your menu of single-player opponents.

    FAST MULTIPLAYER
    Evolution will match you with players of similar skill in a fast paced online multiplayer game. Make friends and set up private games, or rank up in the ongoing seasonal tournaments.

    ENDLESSLY REPLAYS, ONE PRICE
    It's not about the cards you get; it's about how you play them. The full set of cards are included in the base game, you don't need to buy anything else. Thousands of possible species combinations evolve from 17 unique trait cards, meaning no two games are ever the same.

    PACE & POLISH
    With a smooth user interface and fast, informative animations, Evolution was built for intense strategic battles. One game and you'll find yourself addicted. Evolution isn't just a top tier strategy game it's a whole new animal.
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 80
    The Switch has a surprisingly good range of digital board games now, and the absolutely brilliant Wingspan is just around the corner. Evolution holds its own; it's an entertaining game mechanically, and benefits from being accessible to players of all ages and having an educational thrust behind it. It's no lecture, nor is it preachy, but it will certainly help you frame an understanding (and interest) in ecosystems and evolution. All brought together, it's a wholesome good time.
  2. 80
    Evolution Board Game is one of the overall best digital board game experiences I’ve had, out of the many I've played. Evolution's strategic gameplay is easy to pick up and fun to master, earning itself a guaranteed place in future game nights.
  3. Dec 16, 2020
    60
    While not as seamless as A Game of Thrones: The Board Game in its overall playability, Evolution Board Game does present a well-thought-out attempt at bringing a board game from the coffee table to the Nintendo Switch. If Evolution Board Game had spent more time on the offline co-op play, the game could have really been amazing, but with an AI opponent for most matches that don't require the internet, players may find that the original tabletop edition has more to offer as a family game.
  4. 60
    Once I got over the initial hump and learned its systems, Evolution genuinely surprised me with its depth of strategy and breadth of content. The Switch version leaves a lot to be desired in terms of performance, and for now, despite my usual misgivings of the platform, I’d honestly recommend the mobile version. But if Evolution wants to survive on Switch in the wilds of the eShop, it would be wise to take a queue from nature and find a way to adapt.
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  1. Dec 17, 2020
    6
    This is a fun and interesting game, full of good ideas, but they did not do a very good job of porting it over from the larger tablet and pcThis is a fun and interesting game, full of good ideas, but they did not do a very good job of porting it over from the larger tablet and pc screens. In handheld mode it's crippled by a truly microscopic font size (even by Switch standards) that makes it impossible to read most of the things you need to play. To make matters worse, it's not compatible with the Switch Pro Controller, so you can't even take advantage of the best part of playing the Switch in docked mode. Combined, these problems evolve a promising game into a title I can only recommend buying if it's on sale for $10 or less. Expand