When I was a kid, I wanted to be a paleontologist. I'm sure many of you did as well. Dinosaurs are just inherently cool. Well, I might not have ended up as a paleontologist, but I can still live the life vicariously through Fossils, a new, uniquely designed board game that's up on Kickstarter now. Grab your shovel and get going!
From the campaign:
In Fossilis you spend plaster to find and extract dinosaur fossils from the unique 3D dig site, actually using tweezers to pick the bone you want from its hiding spot. Store the bone or add it to a dino display you're preparing in your lab!
Each turn, you have three energy points to spend moving around the site, collecting plaster, digging through layers of terrain, and extracting fossils.
As you remove Terrain tiles from the board, you claim the tile for the precious fragments (eggshells, footprints, and amber) found on them. They can be used to buy helpful Tools or Supplies. Sometimes you'll find lost rock hammers in the dirt... return them to the display to learn game-changing skills as a reward!
You can claim a dinosaur to your lab as long as you have at least one of its required bones. Your lab can only hold one dinosaur at a time, so you must score your dinosaur before taking another.
The plaster pool works as a timer for the game. Each time it's exhausted, an Event takes place that may have positive or negative effects on the game. Once the last pool runs out, game end is trigged. You earn points for the Tools and Supplies you've claimed and the different sets of dinosaurs you've collected throughout the game.
The campaign's more than 2x funded with 22 days left to go.