Bios: Genesis 2nd edition*


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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. 

Good reads and links:

DOWNLOADABLE RULES Bios:Genesis 2nd Edition Book 1

DOWNLOADABLE RULES Bios:Genesis 2nd Edition Book 2

Living Rules Bios:Genesis 2nd Edition

Board Game Geek about Bios:Genesis (1st Edition)

Vassal module by Stefano Tine.

Read Jon F. Zeigler assessment of Bios:Genesis.

Playthrough of Bios:Genesis by Gray Board Gamer.