In Dinositters!, each player takes control over 2 teenage dinosaur siblings, sending them to various spots on the game board, to acquire food tokens, attract new hatchlings from the nursery, or to take volcano challenges.
2-6 players, age 8+
Playing time: 30 minutes
Designers: Joel Bodkin & Maxwell Freud
Artwork: Joel Bodkin
Publisher: Featherstone Games
Dinositters! is launching on Kickstarter soon: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/228767892/dinositters
Over the course of the game, you’ll acquire new dinosaurs to add them to your nest, which will earn you happiness points if you manage to match the activities shown on the sides of the cards with their neighbors. Of course these cute little dino’s also need to feed, and if you succeed in matching a dino with a food token on it, you’ll score extra points. Food tokens can also be used to bribe hatchlings and move them to another place in your nest.
Another way to earn points is completing a volcano challenge: these show a pattern and if you place four hatchlings with the right food icons in the depicted formation, you’ll get 3 happiness points.
As soon as a player places a ninth hatchling in his nest, the end of the game is triggered and each other player gets one last turn. Bonus points are awarded when you have 9 hatchlings in your nest, and for each remaining food token you have.
Dinositters! is a game that comes with accessible gameplay and that’s perfect to introduce younger players to the worker placement mechanism. The puzzle on your player board – placing new hatchlings in your nest and trying to match their activities, while working towards your volcano challenges – is quite challenging and sure keeps the game also interesting for adults to play.
The artwork and not in the least the cute dino figures that the game comes with make sure that the game is also very well appreciated by our children; this is a game that I will see ending up on our table quite often!
Check out the Kickstarter campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/228767892/dinositters