Dinosaur Island: Back from Extinction Up On Kickstarter

I mean… really now… who wouldn’t want their own dinosaur? I know I’d want a whole park’s worth. And while I’m no geneticist, I can live vicariously through games like Dinosaur Island. Pandasaurus Games is running a new Kickstarter campaign for the game, which has been sold out ever since it hit store shelves. Now’s your chance to get it, along with lots of exclusives and extras.

From the Kickstarter

Dinosaur Island is the product of an insanely successful Kickstarter last Spring. We were lucky to have the backing of over 6,000 awesome fans worldwide. We released the retail edition in late 2017 and then something unexpected happened. It sold out instantly and started going for ridiculous prices on the secondary market. Then our backers started raving about the game online. Tom Vasel of the Dice Tower named it one of his top 5 games of 2017 and we were awarded with 4 Golden Geek nominations including strategy game of the year, thematic game of the year, best artwork and presentation and overall game of the year. It’s been a wild ride for Dino Island since it was first unleashed on the world just a few months ago.

Dinosaur Island has been sold out since about the moment it went on sale and we’ve heard the constant calls to make the Kickstarter exclusives from the last campaign available again. And we’ve been listening.

Dinosaur Island is a hot new game from designers Jonathan Gilmour (Dead of Winter) and Brian Lewis; from Pandasaurus Games with amazing, technicolor, ridiculously 90s artwork from Kwanchai Moriya and Peter Wocken.

1-4 Players; 60-150 minutes (scalable length regardless of player count), ages 10+

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 guests each season that the park opens. Do you go big and create a pack of Velociraptors? They’ll definitely excite potential guests… but you 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 guests—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 try and attract guests to your park the good old fashioned way?

Considering the Kickstarter is over 22x funded, I’d say it’s doing well. If you want to get in on this iteration of the game, you’ve got 37 days until the end of the campaign.