|Players:||2 - 5 players|
Your goal in Draftosaurus is to have the dino park most likely to attract visitors. To do so, you have to draft dino meeples and place them in pens that have some placement restrictions. Each turn, one of the players roll a die and this adds a constraint to which pens any other player can add their dinosaur.
Draftosaurus is a quick and light drafting game in which you don't have a hand of cards that you pass around (after selecting one), but a bunch of dino meeples in the palm of your hand.
I bought this game upon the recommendations of a facebook group, when asking after something dinosaur themed, didn't require much, if any, reading and could be played by a child with ADHD. This game has two modes of difficulty to it and we've only tried the easier side so far, but this is a game that has been well received by the whole family. The dinosaur meeples are lots of fun, the strategy is fun but not too difficult (where your dinosaur is placed is dependent on the roll of the dice) and it keeps things mixed up by the fact that you pick your dino and then pass the rest to your left, so you can't do as much future planning as might be desired. This game keeps hitting the table, it is simple enough for my youngest enough whilst still being complex enough for the rest of us to enjoy and it doesn't take a huge length of time to play it.
This is a filler game, meaning it plays pretty quickly and is great for filling in time. It’s one that my tweens and teens adore, as it’s a simple one to learn and you really can’t ever get “stuck” with the game play - but may have to change tactics if you get a dice roll or Dino that you didn’t really want! A great puzzle game that is beautiful to play for all ages. I’m always happy to play this one!