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Evolution (EVL) Updated March 28, 2024
GM:Tim O’Flynn (3rd Year)
Event Website:N/A
Class:B – Beginning Players Welcome
Format:HMW-P: Heats Most Wins - Points
Rounds:3 Heats, Semifinal, Final
Round Length:2 Hours
Advancement:Semifinal 16-20, Final 4-5
Prize Level:1

In Evolution, players create and adapt their own species in a dynamic ecosystem with hungry predators and limited resources. Only the strong survive. Traits like Hard Shell and Horns protect your species from Carnivores, while a Long Neck helps your species get food others cannot reach.

With over 800 different species to create, Evolution has strong replayability and deep strategy. Experience millions of years of evolution in just one hour!

Beginners are welcome. There will be a scheduled demo, so new players can learn the game. Players may enter multiple Heats. All games in the Heats will be 4-player games if possible.

Advancement to the Semifinal will be determined using the Heats Most Wins – Points Standard Tie-breakers listed below

There will be up to 20 players advancing to the Semifinal. The Semifinal tables will be seeded based upon performance during the Heats. The top four qualifiers will be placed into Group A, positions 5 through 8 into Group B, positions 9 through 12 into Group C, positions 13 through 16 into Group D, and positions 17-20 in Group E. One qualifier from each Group will be drawn randomly and placed at each Semifinal table. All ties during the tournament will be resolved first by most trait points scored and if there is still a tie, by most population points scored. If there is still a tie, it will be broken by a coin toss.

The winners of the four or five Semifinal games will advance to a 4 or 5 person Final.

KEEPING NOTES ON GAMES: On the GM provided game record, players should make notes about the distinguishing features of their individual games so the GM will be able to record the noteworthy events for the WBC Event Report.

Additional Prizes: Additional Prizes will be provided by the publisher.


  1. Most Wins (e.g., total in all heats entered)
  2. Total Points – Players earn the following pints in each heat they entered:
    • 1st Place - 1,000 points
    • 2nd Place - 100 points
    • 3rd Place - 10 points
    • 4th Place - 1 points
    • All other places - 0 points
    • e.g. player has a 1st, 2nd, and 4th in three heats: total points would be 1,101
  3. GM Specific Tie-breaker:
    1. Most total trait cards at game end for all games played
    2. Most total population at game end for all games played
  4. High dice roll.