PREVIEW OF THE GAME CARDS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

Discovery is not just an addictive fun and interesting game, it's also beautiful, endearing and great way to learn where we humans come from.

 

Each card represents a discovery, innovation or breakthrough in our history, whether technical (wheels, iron) or social (language, settlements) and relating to our way of life (cooking, clothing) or our knowledge (mathematics, astronomy).

Every card includes a beautiful illustration made by Benoît Clarys, and gives an estimate of the period when it occurred as well as a brief description of what the discovery is all about.

As was true in our history, most discoveries in the game are based on earlier discoveries, called prerequisites, and open the way to new discoveries.

 

The goal of the game is to earn the most points, by making discoveries and starting new eras.

So even in the competitive version of the game, cooperation is key as we all build on each others contributions.

That's the philosophy of the game! 

Clothing

Clothing

Making clothing requires precise tools to cut, scrape and assemble the pelt of the animals you just hunted. You'll need clothing if your moving to colder regions.

The Wheel

The Wheel

The first wheels were made out of solid wood, and early chariots were drawn by oxen. Spoked wheels chariots pulled by horses came much later.

Languages

Languages

Early humans, like many animals, undoubtedly had some form of language. But articulated complex language only appeared in the Middle Paleolithic

Hunting

Hunting

Hunting small game is easy, but large game requires spikes and most of all effective collaboration

Pebble Tools

Pebble Tools

Homo Habilis learning how to make cobble stone tools

Fire

Fire

Homo Erectus learning how to make fire (not just use and sustain it, but actually make it)

Ground Stones

Ground Stones

Stone grinding ushered the "new stone age" or Neolithic, with more advanced tools and polished jewelry.

© 2017. Discovery: the evolution game

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