|Players:||2 - 4|
|Time:||90 - 120 minutes|
The theme park biz is a totally different world since scientists discovered dinosaur DNA and patented the process of creating Dinosaurs in labs. Remember when a new coaster could bring in a crowd? Ha! Try the latest, petrifying carnivore from the Cretaceous period and you’ve got yourself an audience.
So, you think your little company can make it in this world? Hopefully you’ve ironed out the logistics. Competing in Dinosaur Island takes more than just creating the rarest dinos in your fancy private lab. When owners go rogue and the dinos get ever bigger without accounting for the security those bad boys take. You want your guests eating dinner at the park… not becoming it.
Dinosaur Island is a nail-biting worker placement game for up to four players created by Jon Gilmour (Dead of Winter, Wasteland Express Delivery Service) and Brian Lewis (Titans of Industry).
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Great game with a variety of different game lengths depending on how long you want to be creating your dinosaur park. The short version does seem to end rather quickly so if you really want to get stuck in best to go for the medium or long versions. We really like the ability to complete actions at the same time meaning less sitting around waiting for other people to take their turn and the game progresses a lot faster. It’s simple but has depth to it and definitely a lot of replay ability. Will definitely be playing more to try get better strategies to get the most points. Would also highly recommend the folded space for this game. Makes clean up and set up so much faster!
I’ve been super excited to try this game. We absolutely love playing this game as we get to manage our own park by creating dinos, upgrading labs & attracting more visitors to the park. Each phase of the game is important and feels engaging. I have also tried the solo mode which is quite good !! There is a lot of stuff packed in this vibrant box and everything is of high quality. I recommend to upgrade the insert and learn how play on your tube.
Loved this game, loved the theme too. I found the instructions a bit ‘unfriendly’ but once you break the game into the phases it all starts to make sense. Loved being able to pick game length by objectives.
I was tentative about getting this game as it’s massive to look at on the table and therefore I thought might put the family off but the theme drew them in and once we learnt the mechanics (which if you break it down into 4 mini game parts isn’t too tricky actually) we really enjoyed this one! It is a meaty game which will take time but it’s so worth it!!
A great game that takes a looonnggg time, be prepared, lots of game elements but really enjoyable - recommend!