Apex is a deck-building game where you play as one of nine prehistoric apex predators competing for prey against other apex predators. Each playable predator has their own deck to master. Your species must overcome a very brutal environment including harsh climate changes, disease, attacks from predators, grievous wounds, infections, and deadly prey. The goal is to build up the population of your species and fight off competing predators. The game incorporates many dinosaurs and distinct territory decks that follow an actual time and location.. Each dinosaur species has different strengths, weaknesses, and strategies—creating a varied and constantly evolving experience. In the end, you must become the top apex predator to become victorious.