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Year Published
1997
# of Players
3 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4 players
(63 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(13 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(19 voters) [poll]
Honors
Subdomain
(39 voters) [vote]
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Primary Name
Primordial Soup
Alternate Names
Ursuppe
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The Primordial Soup is supposedly where all life came from. Players take charge of a tribe of amoeba as they struggle to survive. In order to help their quest, tribes will take various genetic advantages, which allow them to 'break' the rules of life. For instance, instead of going hungry, your amoeba could learn to attack foreign amoeba for food. Or perhaps your amoeba could be taught to need less food to survive. Either way, this is a very interesting take on the game of life.

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Primordial Soup
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Z-man edition with DSP logo
Publisher: Doris & Frank, Z-Man Games
Artist: Doris Matthäus
Year: 2004
Product Code: ZMG 7001
Size: 14.49 x 10.71 x 2.32 inches
3.02 pounds
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Doris & Frank Third edition
Publisher: Doris & Frank
Artist: Doris Matthäus
Year: 1998
Product Code: 10 1997
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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Doris & Frank German edition with Deutsche Spiele Preis
Publisher: Doris & Frank
Artist: Doris Matthäus
Year: 1998
Size: 14.17 x 10.24 x 1.97 inches
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Doris & Frank German Fourth edition
Publisher: Doris & Frank
Artist: Doris Matthäus
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2 Russian Reference Booklet
Сверстанный в pdf на основе оригинального буклета. Перевод и верстка: Jay
Russian
2013-02-14
3 Russian rules
Сверстанные в pdf на основе оригинального буклета. Перевод и верстка: Jay
Russian
2013-02-14
2 Ursuppe : Nederlandse kaarten
Alle perfect bruikbare kaarten en in het Nederlands
Dutch
2012-09-30
5 3-4 player board with poop scoring tracks
A variation of the original 3-4 player board with the addition of poop scoring tracks to all sea zones to fasten gameplay. Add additional cubes to the tracks if you go past 6 and place the cubes in the fields (off the track) if food runs out.
English
2012-06-02
11 Fan made genes
This is a layout of most cards found here: http://www.panix.com/~sos/bc/zurs.html#bank. I have specified the costs and changed some wordings and headings where needed.
English
2010-11-15
8 Japanese rulebook
A PDF file of the rulebook and reference booklet in japanese language for Primordial Soup.
Japanese
2010-07-27
10 Quick Start - Primordial Soup
Rules summary to refresh your memory and get you and your group up and playing faster.
English
2010-03-18
8 Descripcion de Cartas de genes
Descripción de las cartas de genes, caben en un A4
Spanish
2009-04-19
7 Ursuppe (Ayuda de juego en español)
Hoja de ayuda para Ursuppe con resumen de fases, tabla de puntos, etc... Caben 2 en un A4
Spanish
2009-04-08
5 PrimordialSoup_PortugueseRefSheet_v1.pdf
Primordial Soup reference sheet translated to Brazilian Portuguese (with authorization from ZMan Games).
2006-09-22
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 436
Strategy Game Rank: 277
Num Ratings: 3944
Average Rating: 7.02
Standard Deviation: 1.28
Num Views: 209379
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.7
Fans: 67
Personal Comments: 1316
Users Owning: 4484
Users Wanting: 269
Users Trading: 193 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 5
Want Parts In Trade: 2
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Total Plays: 4976
Plays This Month: 18
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Average Rating 7.26
Average Weight 2.90
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Wishlist 169
Comments 232
Year Published 1998
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Episode 10: Cosmic Encounter/Why We Play
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The Spiel #68 - That's A Wrap - 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
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