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GMT Games Dominant Species Board Game

GMT Games Dominant Species Board Game

GMT Games Dominant Species Board Game

Experience the struggle for global supremacy in the GMT Games Dominant Species Board Game. Play as one of six major animal groups and adapt to the changing Earth during the Ice Age. Enhance your species’ survivability while hindering your opponents’.

Product Description

90,000 B.C. A great Ice Age is fast approaching. Another titanic struggle for global supremacy has unwittingly commenced between the varying animal species. Dominant Species is a game for 2 to 6 players that abstractly recreates a tiny portion of ancient history: the ponderous encroachment of an Ice Age and what that entails for the living creatures trying to adapt to the slowly-changing Earth.

Each player will assume the role of one of six major Animal groups: Mammal, Reptile, Bird, Amphibian, Arachnid, or Insect. Each begins the game in a state of natural balance with regards to one another. But that won’t last: It is indeed survival of the fittest.

Through wily Action Pawn placement, players will strive to become Dominant on as many different Terrain tiles as possible in order to draw beneficial Dominance Cards. Players will also want to propagate their individual Species in order to earn Victory Points for his particular Animal. Players will be aided in these endeavors via Growth, Migration, and Domination actions, among others.

All of this eventually leads to the end game – the final ascent of the Ice Age – where the player with the most Victory Points will have his Animal crowned the Dominant Species. But somebody better become dominant quickly because it’s getting mighty cold.

Box Contains

  • a 20-page full-color rulebook
  • one 22″ x 34″ mounted game board
  • six Animal Displays
  • 27 cards
  • 31 large and 12 small hexagonal tiles used to create “Earth”
  • 330 wooden cubes in six colors representing the Species belonging to the six Animal groups
  • 60 wooden cylinders used for the Animals’ Action Pawns
  • 60 wooden cones used as the Animals’ Domination markers
  • 120 round markers representing the Earth’s resources, called “Elements”
  • 6 square markers used to show each Animal’s “Initiative” (turn order)
  • one cloth bag

Players will be trying to enhance their own animals’ survivability while simultaneously trying to hinder that of their opponents’. An intense strategy game with great replay value. Playing Time: 180 mins. Age 13+. 2-6 players.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How many players can play the game?
  2. The game can be played by 2 to 6 players.

  3. What is the playing time?
  4. The playing time is approximately 180 minutes.

  5. What is the recommended age for playing?
  6. The recommended age for playing is 13 and above.


The GMT Games Dominant Species Board Game offers an immersive experience of the struggle for survival during the Ice Age. With its strategic gameplay and replay value, players will enjoy adapting their animal species to the changing Earth and competing for dominance. Get ready to face the challenges of the Ice Age and become the dominant species!