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Swedish publisher Gigantoskop has been quiet for the past few years but the company is re-emerging in 2010 with Genesis a large board game focusing on the birth of all creation and you are there! Here's a brief description of the game from the publisher:In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. It took him six days to complete his work assisted by a host of heavenly angels doing his divine bidding. On the seventh day God rested and examined the result. Seeing that it was good he praised the angel who had contributed the most.Genesis In the Beginning gives you the chance to become that angel. By gathering the essence of creation chaos matter and life and turning it into seas and mountains birds and beasts you hope to win God's approval and the game! But the way to victory is wrought with hard decisions. You must gather essence when it's most advantageous move at the right time and do your days' work where they count the most. And beware of the dark angel who's trying to outshine you all.Gigantoskop is taking preorders for Genesis which sells for 25 at Spiel via email with a free copy of its 2004 release Kablamo being added to each preorder. Include your name email address and phone number with the preorder and pick up the game by noon Saturday at booth 4-215.Update Sept. 15 2010: I've had a peek at the rules for Genesis now available in English at the flag icon above and I'll summarize the game for those who don't have seven days to get to the finish line. At heart Genesis falls into the "collect cubes and turn them in for points" genre but the game still has interesting thematic tie-ins to the story of Genesis plus it has great lines in the rules like "Place God in the starting position of the time track" that you're unlikely to find in any other rulebook.So as stated above God starts in the leftmost area of the game board the Void as it were and the players' angel tokens are lined up i
- Age range: 10 and up / Number of players: 2 to 6 / Play time: 60
- Manufacturer: Gigantoskop