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Year Published
2001
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, more than 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
X-Bugs
Alternate Names
Micro Mutants
Micro Mutants: Arachnides/Russoptères
Micro Mutants: Cosmoplantes/Sashimites
Micro Mutants: Evolution
Micro Mutants: Usatropodes/Exoborgs
X-Bugs: Byffids
X-Bugs: Chitiniani
X-Bugs: Chitinier
X-Bugs: Flyborgs
X-Bugs: Samuracnids
X-Bugs: Sovietopter
X-Bugs: Sovietopteri
X-Bugs: Sovietopteri vs. Chitiniani
X-Bugs: USArtropoden
X-Bugs: USArtropodi
X-Bugs: USArtropodi vs. Flyborg
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The History:
In the famous Roswell crash, the alien crew died, but some alien insects survived... and at the moment they're ready to conquer the world!
But during the cold war, US and Soviet scientists studied a solution: genetically modified earth insects, strong enough to deal with the menace!
The battle is going to begin!

The Game:
the game is based on the classic tiddlywinks: every army has three "bases" which have to be defended, and various "soldier insects" (winks) with various shapes, dimensions, and special abilities.
An "insect" is captured when an opponent "insect" stop over it. A "base" is captured the second time an opponent "insect" stop over it.
Three 6-sided creature dice for every army are rolled every turn, and dictates which kinds of insects can move. When you lose a base, you lose a die and therefore some mobility. When you lose the second base, you're out of the game.

There are six armies, but only four were published in the United States. The game is sold in boxes containing two armies, and each army is separately available in two colors so identical forces can face each other:
- USArthropods Vs. Flyborgs
- Sovietoptera Vs. Chitinians
- Samurachnids Vs. Bifids (not published in the US as of 8/2007)

Each set has enough pieces for two players; by combining sets up to 12 can play.

About special abilities: some insects can mimetize, some can move twice, other can shoot some weapons like missiles or acid spits (represented by winks, too)...

BTW, the Italian name for "Tiddlywinks" is "il gioco della pulce", which means "the game of the flea".

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Micro Mutants: Arachnides/Russoptères
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French first edition
Publisher: Darwin Project
Artist: Marco Alfaroli, Riccardo Alfaroli, Cédric Baer, Christophe Swalmore»
Year: 2003
Product Code: MM02
Size: 18.20 x 9.50 x 3.10 inches
0.17 pounds
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Micro Mutants: Usatropodes/Exoborgs
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Publisher: Darwin Project
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Year: 2003
Product Code: MM01
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Micro Mutants: Cosmoplantes/Sashimites
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French edition
Publisher: Darwin Project
Artist: Marco Alfaroli, Riccardo Alfaroli, Cédric Baer, Christophe Swalmore»
Year: 2003
Product Code: MM03
Size: 18.20 x 9.50 x 3.10 inches
0.37 pounds
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X-Bugs: Chitinier
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Publisher: Fanpro
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X-Bugs: Flyborgs
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Num Ratings: 459
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