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Dinosaur Island is a radical worker placement game from designers Jon Gilmour (Dead of Winter) and Brian Lewis where players compete to open the best Dinosaur Island Theme Park they can. Find out why Dinosaur Island has sold more than 50,000 copies and been nominated for more than 10 Game of the Year awards!
Several years ago, scientists discovered a way to clone dinosaurs from viable DNA preserved within the fossil record. After a few mishaps along the way, the process has stabilized. Today, it's the museums that have gone practically extinct, as shrewd investors have turned those initial dinosaur sanctuaries into bustling theme parks, true meccas for dino fans the world over.
In Dinosaur Island, each player takes on the role of a park manager at one of these premier destinations. You've been handed the reins to a burgeoning operation - bring the fantastic creatures of the Jurassic, Triassic, and Cretaceous periods forward into the modern day. Early retirement is yours if you can make your park bigger and better than the competition!
It won't be a walk in the park, though. You will need to hire the right personnel, beat your competitors to perfecting the hottest dino recipes, and gamble on which attractions will draw the most visitors. And it'll all come crashing down if your security precautions aren't tight enough to keep your unruly dino population under control. Welcome to Dinosaur Island.
- The Dice Tower Seal of Excellence
- Roll for Crit - Critical Hit
- Golden Geek Nominee
- Cardboard Republic 2018 Nominee
- Board Game Quest Awards - 2017 Nominee for Best Thematic Game
- The Dice Tower - Top 100 Games of All Time
- The Dice Tower - Top 10 Thematic Games
- The Dice Tower - Top 10 Games of 2017
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WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING
The game is really good. It’s one of my favorite games of the year.
- Tom Vasel, The Dice Tower
The theme integrates brilliantly with the mechanisms… if you love dinosaurs, if you love worker placement, I suspect you might love Dinosaur Island.
Beyond the stunning '80s artwork, sturdy components, and amazing Mesozoic theme, Dinosaur Island shines in its balance and potential for replayability.
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Having different dinosaurs, businesses and attractions to choose from makes the game endlessly replayable, and it perfectly evokes the classic theme park sims of PC gaming past.
Not only does the game offer a great strategy experience and offer a radical 80s/90s aesthetic, but the dinosaur meeples are the type of thing that people play with before and after the game.
|Dimensions||11.6 x 11.6 x 3.25 in|