Die Schlacht der Dinosaurier!

This was just brought to my attention by a fellow dinosaur admirer.

I think I almost cried when I read this description from boardgamegeek:

Players set up their dinosaur armies consisting of 15 dinosaurs each in their areas. Dinosaurs may be setup in any way as long as they are within the defined area, and there’s only one dinosaur per space.

On your turn, you *must* play three action cards from your hand one after the other (two if your general was eliminated).

You may additionally use lava pieces.

All used cards go to the discard pile. Reshuffle if drawpile is empty.

Draw sufficient cards, to fill your hand to six cards again.

The game ends, when the first dinosaur army is eliminated. The player with the most dinosaurs left is declared the winner. All players count their dinosaurs . The player with the most dinosaurs wins. If there is a draw, the game continues, until one player has more dinosaurs than any other.

I hope you all realize what this means.

It’s Risk with dinosaurs… conquering the prehistoric world.

Oh My.

Why does Germany make the best things? Why is shipping from Europe three times the price of this game on Ebay?


About pterodactylsamurai

Author of Love in the Time of Dinosaurs (2010), Chiaroscuro (2009) and editor of Unicorn Knife Fight Webzine
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3 Responses to Die Schlacht der Dinosaurier!

  1. Rerun says:

    just as a consolation…
    You don’t miss that much. The gameplay itself is not really sophisticated. It offers about 5-10% of the complexity of “Risk”.
    Once everything is set up you won’t play longer than 30 minutes. The dinosaurs die incredibly fast.

  2. Rerun says:

    I played it twice and now the novelty is kind of gone.
    The idea of the game is freaky/wacky/insane/etc and the material is really nice, but it doesn’t recoup for the high shipping costs.
    I just bought it because I live in Germany (->lower shipping costs) and it was one of the board games that I always wanted to have as a child 😉

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