Dominant Species is a game that abstractly recreates a tiny portion of ancient history: the ponderous encroachment of an ice age and what that entails for the living creatures trying to adapt to the slowly-changing earth.
Each player will assume the role of one of six major animal classes - mammal, reptile, bird, amphibian, arachnid, or insect.
Through wily action pawn placement, players will strive to become dominant on as many different terrain tiles as possible to claim powerful card effects. Players will also want to propagate their individual species in order to earn victory points. The player who has accumulated the most victory points will have his animal crowned the Dominant Species.