Game Details

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Name Dinosaur Island (2017)
Complexity 3.0319
BGG Rank 145
Player Count 1 - 4
Mechanism(s) Action Points, Dice Rolling, Income, Set Collection, Tile Placement, Worker Placement

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?

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Lists with this game

Organization Year Ranker Rank List
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Jason 14 Top 100 (2018)
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Joel 14 Top 100 (2018)
The Dice Tower 2018 People's Choice 94 Top 100 Games All Time (2018)
The Dice Tower 2017 Tom Vassell 5 Best of (2017)
Popular Mechanics 2019 Popular Mechanics 0 50 Best New Games
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Anthony 63 Top 100 Board Games of All Time – 2018 Edition
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Chris 33 Top 100 Board Games of All Time – 2018 Edition
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Jason 18 2019 Boardgame Mechanics Top 100
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Joel 41 2019 Boardgame Mechanics Top 100
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Anthony 52 Top 100 2019
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Chris 68 Top 100 2019