Origins: How We Became Human
Anthropology/Civilization boardgame for 1-5 players
Maps of the Old and New Worlds depict various plants and animals, that players must domesticate to become herdsmen and agriculturists. They progress through both innovation as well as imitation of competing cultures. Through the millenia, global warming may end the Ice Age and flood the coastal settlements, as deserts, jungles, and glaciers advance and retreat. Players who do poorly may become enslaved by other cultures, only to get a new chance as advanced civilizations go through cycles of chaos and renaissances. There are three eras in the development of the mind: The Age of Instinct (pre-lingual), The Bicameral Age (lingual but not yet conscious), and the Age of Faith (conscious with faith-based authorizations). The Era IV “Age of Reason” expansion deck is now available, bringing the game into the modern era.