Adapt is a simple game about habitat fitness. Adapt is very simple to play, it consists of moving a piece around the board and selecting habitats and adaptation cards when the opportunity arises.
There are opportunities for strategies and for competitive moves, although they are not easy to predict and often fail (as with true evolutionary adaptation strategies).
The game takes 20-30 minutes to play. Target age is 9+.
The game does require a fair amount of simple addition at the end (see this sample score sheet), and there is an online calculator (and there will be an app for those who prefer) to help the arithmetically-challenged (or lazy).
Anyone interested in play-testing this game, here is a complete set of images of the play-test rules, cards, board, habitats. You have to print out and cut out all the cards, but it is all there. BTW, the cards are printed such that they align with the Avery name badges card stock. You can get it from Amazon using the search 'avery name badges'.
Here are links to some current documents and images for background about the game.
The art needed for this game is described below, with current examples. The goal of the art is to suggest the habitat concepts with beautiful art, and cards, board, and box cover with some common style.
There are 25 ADAPTATION cards. Each has a different combination of the 5 adaptations (leg length, # sections, size, eye precision, antennae precision), allowing the player to alter their creature to fit their habitats better.
There are 16 NICHE cards. Each NICHE has a set of 5 selection pressures (matching the creature adaptations). Images and numbering should match the habitat mats. The game will include 5 copies of each, because all players can choose the same habitats (and get the same NICHE card).
All cards are assumed to be standard 'poker deck' size (63 x 88 mm), but can actually be any size. Here is a list of all sizes available.
Here are example play-test cards.
The images on these cards are just concept images.
Each mat is a 100 mm square (1275px x 1275px).
This link shows some images of interesting environments.