Oceans Deluxe Edition

Oceans Deluxe Edition

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Play Time:
100 Minutes or Less
Max Players:
Game Mechanics:
Hand Management

Includes bonus content from the Kickstarter 1st print run for a limited time. (see below for details)


Oceans Deluxe is a 2-6 player strategy game in the Evolution game series where you create a vibrant web of marine life through millions of years of evolution.

The Evolution games are known for vivid themes, easy rules, and hidden depth. With many thousands of play-tests, years of non-stop design, over 100 unique illustrations, and more content than we've ever put into a game before, Oceans is our most ambitious project to date.

At the game's start, the only food source is plankton, the foundation of the ocean food web. It populates the beautifully illustrated Reef and Ocean boards. Your goal is to create and evolve species so they find their niche in the growing ecosystem, by giving them helpful combinations of traits.

Each species is defined by its population (the fish tokens above), and its traits (the cards above). Through the game It'll gain and lose traits, and gain and lose population depending on what it can eat, and what can eat it. Despite your best efforts, some species will go extinct! It's natural selection at work.

Because you can build species from any combination of traits, thousands of species are possible, and they all interact in their own particular ways as the ecosystem builds. Every game creates a one-of-a-kind world, never to be seen again. 

Many species will be predators, each bigger than the next, all the way up to the dreaded apex predator. But some will eat in other ways, for example by scavenging on the sea bottom or filter-feeding on plankton. Below are examples of trait art - each a watercolor painting by famed nature artist Catherine Hamilton.

This Deluxe version expands the player count to 2-6 players and includes acrylic fish tokens, silken food bags , and matte card sleeves.


  • 120 Surface cards

  • 89 Deep cards

  • 200 Population tokens

  • 25 Scenario cards

  • 24 Species boards

  • 1 Reef board

  • 1 Ocean board

  • 4 Player screens

  • 4 Bonus tokens

  • 1 Cambrian Explosion card


Deluxe Edition Bonus Content: 

  • 15 Scenario cards (Foiled)

  • 10 Deep cards (Foiled)

  • 5-6 player expansion:

    • 40 Population tokens

    • 10 Species boards

    • 2 Bonus tokens

    • 2 Player screens

  • 240 Population tokens (Acrylic)

  • 6 Population bags (Printed)

  • 220 Card sleeves (Printed)


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  • 5
    More depth/teeth than its predecessor

    Posted by Ross on Mar 6th 2020

    Having owned both evolution (20+ plays) and its expansions, I can say that Oceans is more stream-lined and more forgiving than evolution. My wife who refused to play evolution loves oceans because she has full control of her own species and even if she gets attacked, your specie can’t go extinct on someone else’s turn. The combos of the cards in this game is soooo satisfying. Great in all player counts although by the time you get to 4 - 6 players, the bookkeeping tends to get a bit much. I used coins to keep track of certain abilities and that helped a lot. I highly recommend this game.