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Specimen Board Game Cards - Print on Demand

Specimen Board Game Cards - Print on Demand

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Deep Space – Echo Quadrant 3H-8 – The fully loaded commercial freighter T.C.S. Brown, its seven-member crew in suspended animation, is making the return run to Earth. In the cargo hold lies Dr. Viktor, also in suspended animation, and the mysterious specimen containers that came on board with him.

Awoken from their slumber to repair the damage caused by a meteor collision, the crew discover to their horror that Dr. Viktor has been killed and one of the mysterious specimens has been let loose as a result of the damage…and it is a life form that will stop at nothing to survive. The seven astronauts have only the tools and resources onboard to subdue and kill an organism never before encountered–an organism that evolves quickly into a nearly-unstoppable predator. Now, a simple repair job becomes a desperate struggle for survival.

In addition to trying to kill the crew, the Specimen is also actively trying to destroy the ship. If the crew doesn't stay on top of repairs, the ship will blow up!

SPECIMEN is a card-driven two-player strategy board game. Each turn comprises four action rounds, where each player can perform one of several possible game actions. The Specimen’s movements are hidden from the Crew player behind a game screen, and the Specimen’s location is only revealed when the Specimen attacks…or if the crew is lucky (or unlucky) enough to find it!

As the Crew:

• Search the ship to find the monster
• Construct weapons to fight the monster
• Repair the damaged ship
• Form teams to work more efficiently

As the Specimen:

• Choose from 25 different offensive, defensive and special attributes
• Move in secret through the ship
• Stalk the crew and attack out of the shadows
• Destroy the ship by damaging it section by section

This Print on Demand package will give you all 122 cards professionally printed and shipped direct to you.
In order to play Specimen, you will also need the Specimen Print and Play download, which gives you the game map, counters and game screen.

Set Includes:

• Seven character cards

• 90 strategy cards with cinematic images (one unique 45-card deck per player)

• 25 specimen attribute cards


Pre-publication review from, Sept. 2012: 3 out of 5 stars.

Gamer Geeks, this game is going to rip you a new one, in a good way! It is very challenging, engaging, and without mercy. The game play is not at all straightforward at first and the game has a steep learning curve. Once you figure out how to play it, however, the game still doesnt become easy. The many different things a player can do, be they the nasty space creature or the hapless crew, is simply mind-boggling at times. The game does an outstanding job of challenging you and feels very rewarding when the game concludes, although you will feel winded. Indeed, the Gamer Geeks had to walk away several times from the table to just collect their thoughts as the game progressed. For those most elite of Gamer Geeks who enjoy a challenging 2-player experience, this game is sure to please.

If you are looking for a horror Sci-Fi themed game for 2 players, where survival is based on cunning, strategy, and tactics (regardless if you are part of the crew or the creature hunting them), then do get your hands on Specimen.

Our Players Comment:

Overall, this game is just phenomenal. It brings a fresh type to the table top and hours of replayability. I cannot wait to be playing the finished product in my living room. Demo Player Richard Nava

 “Im not a game player in general and I was surprised how much I got into (Specimen), playing the first time. I was PISSED when my flamethrower was going to be used against me. PISSED. And I was thrilled for the player next to me when she went for a move that was balls out ballsythese guys are the real dealFUN STUFF, FOLKS! Demo Player Rebecca L


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This title was added to our catalog on June 10, 2014.