I picked up a new acquisition this morning. I have some really high hopes for it and the game pieces/concept are quite appealing. It's called primordial soup and each player plays a group of amoeba. You spend you time eating and excreting in a glop of, well, primordial goop, which contains food and other amoeba. You can purchase gene mutations which give you special abilities, such as the ability to eat and consume other peoples' amoeba. They can of course try to develop defenses and other adaptations to avoid you. It's the classic game of eat or be eaten. It's a german game originally and I've read there's an expansion. It's unknown whether the expansion will also be translated into english but I certainly hope so. Other than absolutely loving expansions in general (A character flaw towards collecting which alwyas seems to get me into trouble. Just look at my old discarded baseball card, magic the gathering, Ad&d handbook, and anime collections before this board/card game fix), this one will expand the number of players from 3-4 to 5-6 which is alwyas nice. The more people the more fun for most games. The additional rules and cards and boards are no minor matter either. I've often been suckered into buying expansions for a game I've never even played once. The record so far is a Cheapass company game called Deadwood. I think I bought all 5 of the expansions without even reading the rules for the original. I flipped through it and that was about it.
Oh well. I'll get around to playing all of this one day, even if it's stuck at the old folks home in 40 or so years.