Designers:Nick Bentley, Dominic Crapuchettes, Ben Goldman, and Brian O’Neill
Artists:Guillaume Ducos and Catherine Hamilton
Number of Players: Two to four players
Playtime: 60 to 90 minutes
Genre: Card drafting/hand management game of aquatic evolution
MSRP: $49.99 for the limited edition
I kick off the week with a wee bit of tabletop gaming news from Iello Games and Arc Dream Publishing as well as a how to play and review of Oceans from North Star Games.
04:12 A wee bit of news
13:32 Sharing how to play Oceans
51:55 Summing up Oceans and the review score
54:20 The February contest
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Once again Northstar (although I always thought it was North Star) has produced another excellent science based game. The art and production are top notch and the limited edition includes plenty of extras to boost replayablity. Oceans doesn't feel as cut throat as other Evolution games and some my love that (or possibly hate that) as you focus on producing effective species rather than fighting off extinction every moment. Oceans is easily taught within ten minutes and the core concepts quickly grasped. As much as I enjoy the Evolution games, the series strikes me as coming close to running its course. A great game none the less though.
Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...