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March of the Ants from Weird City Games REVIEW | COG Gaming

cog gaming board game review -  march of the ants boxYear Published: 2015
Designer: Tim Eisner, Ryan Swisher
Publisher: Weird City Games
Players: 1-5
Playtime: 70 minutes

One Sentence Synopsis: If Sim Ant got an official board game, it might look pretty close to this. 

I’ve always had a fascination with ants and their industriousness, their order and organization, and their construction abilities.  I had multiple small, kid-friendly ant farms growing up.  You know the ones I mean: a small, thin rectangle of plastic with a bit of sand in-between two plates, and a nice little vial of chilled ants that, once returned to room-temperature, would work away heartily for a few weeks constructing a small network of tunnels before you’d start finding them curled up deceased on top of the nest where their surviving compatriots had lovingly dumped them.  I had dreams of having the huge, self-sustaining ant farms some museums have, and I even came close to having a more modest version when I found a fledgling queen and her drones one summer.  Alas, it was not meant to be, and I had to turn to Maxis’s Sim Ant to satiate my ant-mania. Continue reading

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