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    List : Games for a day at the museum

    Did you hear?

    Field Museum has free days (for IL residents) starting today, September 10th, through Sunday September 13!

    A weekend at Field followed by geeky, sciencey games sounds like our perfect weekend! So go check out the museum and then pick up one of these games to round out your weekend.

    Evolution by NorthStar Games:

    In Evolution, players create and adapt their own species in a dynamic ecosystem with hungry predators and limited resources. Traits like Hard Shell and Horns will protect you from carnivores, while a Long Neck will help you get food that others can’t reach. With over 4,000 different species to create, every game becomes a different adventure. So gather your friends and family around the table and see who will best adapt their species to eat, multiply, and thrive.

    Dominant Species The Card Game by GMT Games:

    40,000 B.C. - A great ice age is ending. Another titanic struggle for global supremacy has unwittingly commenced between the animal species. Dominant Species: The Card Game is a fast-playing game that abstractly recreates a tiny portion of ancient history: the ponderous rescinding of an ice age and what that entails for the living creatures trying to adapt to the slowly-changing earth.

    7 Wonders by Asmodee:

    In 7 Wonders, you lead an ancient civilization as it rises from its barbaric roots to become a world power. Lead your troops to a military victory or create a nation of artisans and philosophers. Establish a powerful merchant state or master the mysteries of science and technology. Build an architectural wonder that will fascinate for eons to come, and rule the most powerful civilization on Earth!

    Hive by Gen42 Games: (also available as on digital platforms)

    Hive is a highly addictive strategic game for two players that is not restricted by a board and can be played anywhere on any flat surface. Hive is made up of twenty two pieces, eleven black and eleven white, resembling a variety of creatures each with a unique way of moving.

    The object of the game is to totally surround your opponent’s queen, while at the same time trying to block your opponent from doing likewise to your queen. The player to totally surround his opponent’s queen wins the game.

    The Great Dinosaur Rush by APE Games: While this game isn’t out yet, it does hit Kickstarter this month, and we got a chance to play it at GenCon and loved it! We think it’s a game SUE the T.Rex herself would love.

    Players compete to grab bones from the best dig sites, and build new dinosaurs for prestigious museums. Gain notoriety by stealing bones, sabotaging dig sites and otherwise impeding the other paleontologists. Play dirty if you want to win. Just not TOO dirty!

    What are your favorite history/nature based games?