Specimen is now available as a Print and Play game! For more information visit the main Specimen website.
Deep Space – Echo Quadrant 3H-8 – The fully loaded commercial freighter TCS 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
• Form teams to work more efficiently
• Repair the damaged ship
As the Specimen:
• Choose from over 20 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
Click here to read an interview with Specimen game designer Steve Baldwin.