Day 8 of the 30 days, 30 ideas challenge where I create 30 ideas for games over the next 30 days. See other days here.
Game type: board or (maybe) card game
Length: 30-60 mins
Players either with cards or on a board (ideally) try to take over an area as a plant or animal species. Players evolve over time to get stronger or adapt to different regions with the strongest at the end of the game winning.
Could have a legacy type board where players start as a plant species and then use the same placements to evolve as an animal species using the same board. (A third one could be carniverous animals?)
Alternatively players could be plants and animals together and have to work together to survive without killing each other off.
Examples could be first evolution as plants, trees and sea vegetation. Second as bird types and third as animals such as cats (who prey on the birds etc), so where people had placed their cards in the different rounds would affect the tactics needed in the next.