Have you ever watched Jurassic Park and found yourself thinking this will be great as a board game, Wait... no just me um ok awkward.
But seriously how awesome would it be to play a board game that had you as a player running a dinosaur theme park.
Well, there is no shortage of Board Games Available that let you simulate the life of a dinosaur theme park owner, there are a few board game speaks to the dream you never knew you had, as you clone dinosaurs and create a theme park to show them off gaining points and trying to maintain your security levels to stop your guest from being eaten.
Will you build the best park all will all your guests get eaten by your dinos, why isn’t this a PR disaster this questions may be answered in these three games.
In Dinosaur Island, players will have to collect DNA, research the DNA sequences of extinct dinosaur species, and then combine the ancient DNA in the correct sequence to bring these prehistoric creatures back to life. Dino cooking!
All players will compete to build the most thrilling park each season, and then work to attract (and keep alive!) the most visitors each season that the park opens.
Do you go big and create a pack of Velociraptors?
They’ll definitely excite potential visitors, but you’d better make a large enough enclosure for them. And maybe hire some (read: a lot of) security.
Or they WILL break out and start eating your visitors, and we all know how that ends.
You could play it safe and grow a bunch of herbivores, but then you aren’t going to have the most exciting park in the world (sad face).
So maybe buy a roller coaster or two to attract visitors to your park the good old-fashioned way?
Duelosaur is the Slimed down two-player version of its Big Brother Dinosaur Island.
Unlike Dinosaur Island Duelosaur Island is built around a clever hand management mechanism.
Each card in the game serves three potential purposes.
They contain the DNA sequences for dinosaurs you could create, the blueprints for attractions you can build, and certain actions that you can take by discarding them.
Do you create the dinosaur on the top of the card to attract guests to your park?
Or do you build the attraction on the bottom of the card, which can add to a player’s hand-limit, income, and end-game victory points?
Or do you discard the card to combine DNA towards creating another dinosaur?
Duelosaur Island comes with five new full-colour “DNA dice”.
You can mix and match dice between Dinosaur Island and Duelosaur Island for even more variability in both games, such as the new security symbol that can appear on dice to upgrade your security level instantly!
Welcome to Dino World
Does your budget consist of Ramen Noodles and your workplace printer? Well, Welcome to Dino World is the game for you.
This Print and Play Gem was the official game of GenCant 2017 winning the conventions Roll & Write Contest and becoming famous in the process.
The game puts players in the role of dinosaur theme park owners as they build and manage your own dinosaur park in this strategic roll and write game for 1 or more players.
Roll dice, draw pens and try not to let any dinosaurs escape! (because that would be bad)
Each turn players share an expanding dice pool to work through three phases: add dinosaurs and buildings to the park, draw paths connecting attractions to the entrance, and control dinosaurs attempting to escape.
The game ends whenever a player runs out of space in their park or has had too many dinosaurs escape.
(also known as has a PR disaster that nobody can overcome)
The player with the most fame from dinosaurs/attractions and the fewest penalties from breakouts is the winner!
Bonus Content? Looking to for a five Player Game
Dinosaur Island Totally Liquid
Dinosaur Island: Totally Liquid adds components needed to play Dinosaur Island with up to five players, in addition to adding water dinosaurs to the base game, new park board extensions, executive worker meeples that give unique worker abilities to each player, a blueprints module that rewards players when they build certain park layouts, PR events that create hidden scoring opportunities, and more.
So what are you waiting for your dream to become a dinosaur theme park owner is within reach with these three fantastic titles.
But if that’s not your concern don’t worry these three games are all fantastic with a great theme and different mechanics why not grab a group of dinosaur fans and give one of these games a shot.