Weekend Gaming: Dominant Species

The only game played this weekend was Dominant Species on Saturday.  Kevin, Joe and Ryan joined us for the game.  Ryan had to be taught the rules, and then we were off and running.

I was playing as the Mammals, and I decided that I was going to try for the Tundra strategy.  It worked out alright, and I was able to pick up points almost every turn because of it.  After the problems Joe and Kevin had last week on the tundra, they were pretty content to leave it alone.  The problem was that I was spending all of my actions defending the tundra from the game itself.  I had to work a lot to keep adapting to changing conditions there.  By the end of the game, I was in a very precarious position.  Kevin had a very strong hold on one side of the board, and Joe had built a sizable lead through Domination actions.  I wasn’t setup to deal with the Domance cards on the last turn, and they wiped out a good chunk of my species on the Tundra.  This ended up giving Gina the lead in the Tundra vaulting her into second place.  But Kevin’s position on many of the Sea tiles shot him into first following the final scoring.

It was definitely a fun game, even though it did go a bit long.  There is just so much going on in the game that forming a strategy can be quite tough.

Until next time, happy gaming!

2 Responses to “Weekend Gaming: Dominant Species”

  1. 1 ianthecool October 9, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    This definitely sounds like a cool game to play. But the length would give me problems trying to find people to play with.

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