You start as an ingredient in the primordial soup, and try to create life. Solitaire, competitive, and cooperative play options. This is the first game in the Bios:Trilogy, being followed by Bios:Megafauna 2 and Bios:Origins 2. The Bios games are linked yet independent.
Compared to the 1st edition, there are components now for 4 instead of 3 organisms for each player, 100 new commissioned artworks, 68 page rules/ science background, & a folding player aid.
60 Cards illustrated by Karim Chakroun with 100 extra commissioned artworks
16 oversized placards, for bacteria and refugia
48 disks representing catalysts, enzymes, and antioxidants
64 wooden cubes for manna & chromosomes
16 wooden domes for bionts (4 more than 1st edition)
12 six-sided dice, used for autocatalytic and Darwin rolls
Rules and historical background, 68 pages
Folding player aid
Box (5" X 5" X 1.75")
First print run 2019 Longpack batchnr: 250302
Second print run 2020 Longpack batchnr: 251052
Note: If you own the first edition, a limited supply of upgrade kits are available.