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The Evolution Game System

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Evolution is the first board game to accurately depict a dynamic ecosystem. It features original watercolors by Catherine Hamilton.
Backers: 5051
Average Pledge Per Backer: $55

Funded: $279,915 of $40,000
Dates: Apr 9th -> May 24th (45 days)
Project By: North Star Games
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Latest News

$225k! (and soaring to new heights)

May 20th - via:
Only One Stretch Goal Left...You have almost unlocked the secret recipe for the Evolutionary Dive Bomb and two of the coolest promo cards ever created by man: It's the drink of the century created by mixed drink master Rich Sommer. 7 Pest cards and... (Read More)

Final week. Let's Drink!

May 15th - via:
Cheers! We're in the final stretch. Forgive us for feeling ecstatic, but as you may know, running a Kickstarter campaign is no stroll around the Watering Hole. What's the best thing to do when you're ready to celebrate? Drink. What to drink? Great... (Read More)

Turns out we can't offer door prizes, but we can do something else...

May 15th - via:
We just received this message from Kickstarter:  "We noticed that a number of your stretch goal tiers offer a raffle/contest in conjunction with your project on Kickstarter. As explained in our rules, contests and raffles are prohibited." YIKES!!!!... (Read More)

Original Watercolor Recipient Announced!

May 13th - via:
We chose one backer at random when the $150,000 stretch goal was passed... A Hugeoungous Congratulations to Brandon Good!!  You will receive* an original watercolor by internationally renowned artist Catherine Hamilton (currently on tour in Europe):... (Read More)

Final Promo Cards with YOUR Chosen Text!

May 8th - via:
The promo cards you created are AWESOME!!  Thanks for all of the great participation.  Your active involvement has made this process fun for us. Here are the final cards that we ended up with... $150,000 Stretch Goal - UNLOCKED! Everyone of our... (Read More)

Vote on text for the Promo Cards (Ends May 10th at Midnight)

May 7th - via:
We're extremely pleased with the backer participation for this project.  Over 100 trait ideas were posted in a just a few days. You guys are awesome. Thanks!!   Our development team* spent over 12 hours collectively ranking all of the ideas,... (Read More)

Now shipping to Australia and New Zealand!

May 7th - via:
It took Homo Sapiens 125,000 years to make their way from Africa to Australia. Please consider this as you contemplate why it took us 4 weeks to figure out how to ship our games to your continent. When looked at through the lens of evolutionary... (Read More)

We added Print & Play Reward Levels, for both Evolution (2nd Edition) and Flight!

May 1st - via:
Hi backers,  We've gotten a bunch of requests for Print & Play files and now we can finally offer them. Today we added three new reward levels: Evolution (2nd Edition) Print & Play Files ($10) Flight Print & Play Files ($5) Evolution... (Read More)

Promo Card Results!

April 30th - via:
You guys are awesome! I want to thank everyone for driving so much interest to our campaign. Over the past two days our campaign has received a 200% - 300% increase in daily funding compared to the previous week.  Keep it up and you'll have a... (Read More)

Choose Your Favorite Promo Card Graphics

April 27th - via:
Nick Bentley here.  Dominic is buried in emails from yesterday's update*, so I want to take this opportunity have some fun before he steps in and shakes things up again. And lucky for us, today is National Poll Day** which gives us a good excuse to... (Read More)

We are Listening to You about Stretch Goals!

April 21st - via:
Hi everyone! I'm Dominic Crapuchettes, the founder of North Star Games and designer of the Evolution game system.  I've been buried the last 6 weeks trying to perfect the theme and card balance of the Flight expansion.  Over that time I've pulled 2... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 - Achieved

April 13th - via:
In case you missed it, yesterday we reached our first stretch goal! Which means we'll send backers the cards that have been changed since the 1st print run of Evolution. This is mainly useful for folks who own 1st Edition, of course, and for us, as... (Read More)

Funded! Happy Day!

April 11th - via:
In case you missed it, a few hours back we reached our funding goal! Thank you a thousand times over. Now it's on to the stretch goals. We've got less than $5000 to go before the next stretch goal. PUUUUUUUUUUSSHHHHHH! More updates coming soon!   (Read More)

90% funded in less than 2 Days! Also: changes to the campaign.

April 10th - via:
Hi Backers! As you might imagine we're unbelievably happy with, and grateful for, the support you've shown us. The last two days have been roses and buttercups over here, and we're overjoyed to be so close to funding already. Please spread the word... (Read More)

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