Boston FIG 2017 – Biome Builder

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Over the weekend I attended to 2017 Boston Festival of Indie games both to cover the show and to present an award. At the end of the day, I presented the show’s Best Family Game award to Biome Builder from Killer Snails, LLC.

In Biome Builder, your mission as an ecologist in training is to build a food chain from plants to apex predators- think algae to great white shark in the ocean. A biome is a community of plants and animals unique to a habitat. In this game you have 4 different habitats in which you start building a biome: the Amazon Rainforest, the Sahara Desert, the Pacific Ocean, and the American Prairie.

The game is a fast-paced card game for 2-4 players that only takes about 15 minutes to play. Players race to create food-chain stacks in each of their 4 biomes, scoring extra points if 1 of each numbered card (1-5) is in that stack when banked. Cards have to be in numerical order, but numbers can be skipped.

I had a chance to peek at the game at the festival but didn’t get an opportunity to sit down and play. Already successfully funded on Kickstarter, Biome Builder should be shipping shortly. Once it does I’ll make sure to get up a full review of the game. Until then you can preorder Biome Builder for $15 from Killer Snails’ site.

 

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