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Known as Ursuppe, this Doris and Frank game (Frank's Zoo) took second place in 1998’s Deutscher Spielepreis and rates highly on www.boardgamegeek.com.
You control a tribe of amoebas living in Earth's past trying to survive in the Primordial Soup. At first, your amoebas drift along, eating the nutrients that are available, but soon you'll have to figure out how to get to the rapidly depleting supply of nutrients before your opponent's amoebas beat you to it. You will purchase rule-breaking Gene cards to give your amoeba capabilities to be the top dog in the Soup. Some of these capabilities include more coordinated movement, longevity, aggression, etc. The player who keeps his amoebas alive and balances the use of his or her Gene cards will reign in the Soup.
Contents: 220 wooden Foodstuff cube; 28 wooden amoebas in different shapes; 37 wooden Biological Points; 4 wooden Score markers; 25 wooden damage beads ; 44 cards(Gene and Environment cards)
; 1 Game Board; 1 color rule booklet, 4 reference booklets; 2 dice
This is the English version of the German Ursuppe
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|The greatest thing about Primordial Soup are definately the genes that you aquire and which gives your amoebas new abilities. The genes give you a feeling of advancement similar to that of a civilization or RPG game, which always makes me want to play another game and try a new combination of abilities.