About the Bios:Origins and Pax Transhumanity

Our new Kickstarter for Bios:Origins (second edition), Pax Transhumanity and Pax Porfiriana is now live. Click here if you want to back it 

Bios:Origins 2

This is the 3rd and final game of the Bios trilogy. We have reworked the game Origins from ground up, keeping its bottom-up feel, but with new features to integrate it with the predecessor game Bios:Megafauna. Also the dice are gone. The classic map is retained, as well as a variable hexsheet for cratons imported from Bios:Megafauna.  The technology tracks are retained, and one new one added. The cards have been sorted in categories of Culture, Politics, and Industry, and a Market has been added. Designer Phil Eklund.

Pax Transhumanity

The latest game in the Pax saga sets you as a startup entrepreneur in the not-too-distant future.  Your financial agents indicate how much of your assets are in capital, wealth, and debt, and which can be utilized in other ways such as employees, patents, and syndications.  Maneuvering these agents generates money for your actions, including syndicating ideas in the market, commercializing them to startup companies or solve problems, hiring employees, importing ideas from other spheres, placating outraged activists, and researching ideas to gain patents and reveal new ideas. The spheres include the first world, developing world, the cloud, and space. Designer Matt Eklund.

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SPIEL 2018, Essen

Sierra Madre Games and Ion Game Design will as usual attend SPIEL 2018 in Essen, Germany. The fair runs between October 24th and October 28th. If you are at the fair, please stop by our booth 4D124 (same place as last year).

You can help us a lot by clicking the “thumbs up”-icon and “Interested” or “Must Have”-button on the BGG Essen 2018 list. See the links below. If you follow them, do the clicking and also share them in your network it would mean a lot.  If you are interested in joining any of the playtests, you may come to the booth at the fair and reserve a seat. The spots are limited so you can also reserve a seat in advance using the links to the right below:


GAME Link to help us on BGG Link to Playtest reservation
Pax Emancipation Help Pax Emancipation Reserve for Pax Emancipation
Expedition Zetta Help Expedition Zetta Reserve for Expedition Zetta
Greenland Help Greenland Reserve for Greenland
Neanderthal Help Neanderthal Reserve for Neanderthal
Pax Transhumanity Help Pax Transhumanity Reserve for Pax Transhum.
Bios:Origins 2 Help Bios:Origins 2 Reserve for Bios:Origins 2
Heroes of the Board n/a Reserve for Heroes of Board
HIRÞ n/a Reserve for HIRÞ


At our 6 tables at Spiel Messe Essen you can try all the games for sale or on the new kickstarter: Neanderthal, Greenland, Pax Emancipation and Expedition Zetta, Pax Transhumanity (prototype) and  Bios:Origins 2 (prototype). In addition to this, there will be an opportunity to playtest HIRÞ – The Viking Game of Royal Conflict and an early prototype of a future game that we are working on: Heroes of the Board (working title, early prototype).