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Evolution: CLIMATE (a stand-alone boardgame)

A project in Washington, DC by North Star Games

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Adapt in a continually changing ecosystem where food is scarce, predators lurk, and the climate swings from scorching hot to icy cold.
Backers: 6969
Average Pledge Per Backer: $48

Funded: $337,325 of $20,000
Dates: Feb 8th -> Mar 23rd (44 days)
Project By: North Star Games
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Latest News

Final Adjustments Notice!

March 22nd - via:
Hi Backers,  Important: this is the last day to make adjustments to your pledge. You must finalize your pledge by tonight 11:59 EST (Tuesday 22nd), or forever hold your peace.  We'll send a survey next week to get your address, your phone number,... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Details - Player Aid and Concept Art

March 21st - via:
Today we're showing off more of the stretch goals you've unlocked! Thanks to our backers for this amazing show of support. It means the world to our development team. Player Aid Player Aid Dimensions: 7.5 x 7 inches when folded, 7.5 x 14 inches when... (Read More)

Details about the stretch goals - Promo Trait Cards

March 19th - via:
What are Promo Cards?These are limited print run cards designed to give our biggest fans a chance to experiment with fun, new ideas. Some cards are charming and silly, and others are rough drafts of traits we might introduce in a future expansion.... (Read More)

More Free Stuff!

March 18th - via:
We challenged you to share our Facebook post 250 times last Friday and you blew that goal out of the water in less than an hour! Thank you, thank you! It was so successful that some of you taunted us for something more difficult, so we cooked up some... (Read More)

Details About Your Free Stretch Goals - Scenario Cards

March 17th - via:
When to Use Scenario Cards These cards are optional. Use them when you wake up one morning itching to play Evolution in a completely new and zany way. How to Use Scenario Cards  Before the game starts, shuffle the Scenario Cards, draw one at... (Read More)

We need to talk...

March 15th - via:
...about all the AWESOME stretch goals you're getting!  Climate Event cards We're going to post updates over the next few days so you can see the cool stuff you've unlocked.  This update is about the Climate Event cards. Climate Event Cards - How... (Read More)

Free Art Upgrade!

March 14th - via:
As many of you have pointed out, the art for Trampling looks like an aquatic creature that filter feeds. We agree. So we reached out to one of our favorite game artists, John Ariosa (Mice & Mystics, Summoner Wars, BioShock, etc), to see if he... (Read More)

March Guest Interview – Dominic Crapuchettes

March 13th - via:
Almost ten years ago, my introduction to Wits & Wagers was one of the key experiences that unlocked my own pursuit into the mystical world of modern board games. (Read More)

Free (smoking hot) Mini-Expansion!

March 11th - via:
Jonathan D'Angelo, one of Evolution's developers, asked a brilliant question:  What if we got rid of the Watering Hole, and gave each player a Plant Species instead? We know a great idea when we hear one, so we immediately set out to make it... (Read More)

Evolution: CLIMATE (a stand-alone boardgame) by North Star Games

March 11th - via:
North Star Games is raising funds for Evolution: CLIMATE (a stand-alone boardgame) on Kickstarter! Adapt in a continually changing ecosystem where food is scarce, predators lurk, and the climate can swing from scorching hot to icy. (Read More)


March 10th - via:
We want this campaign to have a meteoric finish and we need your help, so we're making some smoking hot changes to our stretch goals!   Stretch Goals Incoming!We're adding 3 new stretch goals between the $200k stretch goal and the $225k stretch... (Read More)

Revealing the New Climate Traits:

March 9th - via:
We have some fantastic new art from Catherine Hamilton! The watercolor below depicts a camouflage-like trait that gives your species protection from the heat... Mud Wallowing!!If that's not enough to make you smile then nothing will. Just looking at... (Read More)

Trait Design Contest Winners!

March 7th - via:
With more than 900 votes, we have our Trait Design Contest Winners!  Winner #1 Trampling trampled the competition. Congrats to backer Bracken! Please contact us so we can include your name on the trait card. Winner #2 This poll has the distinction... (Read More)

Dukes of Dice: Dominic Crapuchettes (North Star Games)

March 3rd - via:
[PODCAST] - Check out Evolution Climate, now on Kickstarter! (Read More)

Trait Contest Results So Far, and NEW TRAIT CARD ART

March 2nd - via:
The polls for our trait design contest have been open for 24 hours and we already have 509 respondents!  If you haven't ranked your choices yet, rank them here. We'll keep the polls open until Monday afternoon. The higher the number associated with... (Read More)

Finalists Announced for the Trait Card Contest!

March 1st - via:
Why has it been so quiet around here? Answer: We've been hotly debating the many fine traits you proposed in our Trait Design Contest. It's been difficult to narrow them down. In fact we have more finalists than we initially planned, though in some... (Read More)

Board Games, Business, and North Star Games

February 29th - via:
Happy Mitten interviews Dominic Crapuchettes, CEO of North Star Games. Check out North Star Games latest board game, "Evolution: Climate" on Kickstarter until March 23, 2016. (Read More)

Evolution: Climate Game Review (prepublished version)

February 23rd - via:
If a species does not evolved, they are doomed to extinction. As the climate changes, so too does the landscape and predators. Adapt to live and thrive. (Read More)

Contest: Design a Trait Card for the Stretch Goal Pack

February 18th - via:
The results from the Graphics poll are in! We had 931 responses. That's a whole lotta participation and let me tell you, the entire Climate development team is pumped right now. This is the type of engagement we live for!   Here are the winning... (Read More)

Poll: Choose Your Favorite Graphics

February 16th - via:
The most popular activity of our last campaign was when backers posted trait card ideas. We printed the best ones and included them in the stretch goal pack that went out to 5,000 people. It was so much fun that we're doing it again! This hasn't been... (Read More)

Guess What? It's Darwin's Birthday and we're going to Celebrate!

February 12th - via:
Since we can't give a birthday gift to Charles, we're doing the next best thing and giving one to every one of our backers getting stretch goals!   In honor of Darwin Day, we've created a scenario card for every backer who gets the stretch goals.... (Read More)

Converting CLIMATE to Evolution

February 11th - via:
There has been some confusion about what to expect from Evolution: Climate which I'd like to clear up. The stand-alone Evolution: CLIMATE is not a 2-in-1 game.  Evolution: CLIMATE is a stand-alone game designed to give people a great game playing... (Read More)

Mixing Climate and Flight

February 10th - via:
We miscommunicated when we said that Climate is incompatible with Flight. This is not true. Climate and Flight are fully compatible but they were not designed to be played together. Mixing them is likely to provide a less than perfect game experience... (Read More)

Shipping for Canadian Backers Reduced!

February 9th - via:
Hi Canada, We’ve had some (totally legitimate) complaints that Canadian shipping was too high. That sent us on a quest to find a way to reduce the price with our fulfillment partner. I'm happy to announce that we've succeeded... Shipping to Canada... (Read More)


February 8th - via:
Wow, that was FAST. We've almost tripled our funding goal just hours after launch!  As I write this, our campaign is the most popular campaign on ALL of Kickstarter. This is shaping up to be our best campaign ever and we're impossibly grateful to... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: 'Evolution: Climate'

February 8th - via:
Well, the world of Evolution is heating up! Or perhaps cooling down. Either way, you need to keep an eye on the forecast, because the climate is going to have an effect on your species, and you need to be prepared. (Read More)

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