On the 6th June the new release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was released and we were rather excited in our household due to the fact we love Dinosaurs.
We have done so much work on our home educating journey regarding Dinosaurs and the wonderful history that surrounds them so when we planned to visit the Sunderland Museum for Joshua's Birthday surprise as he asked to see the dinosaurs that were appearing there for a short event week , we were very happy to find that Ravensburger were also sending this new game to us also for the older boys .
This game is aimed for the older kids , those aged 10 years and over and it is priced at around £24.99.
Take a peak at what's inside -
So first of , here are the contents -
11 player mats,
19 island tiles,
5 perimeter frames,
10 character movers,
3 dinosaur movers,
Up to 5 players can play at any time and the game takes around 50 minutes to play .
The story for the game is that Jurassic Park has just been opened to the public and disaster has struck when all of the electricity has gone of , maybe from some mass storm that has hit Isla Nublar, the Island that holds the worlds only surviving prehistoric dinosaurs and some of them are not a friendly breed.
The aim is that one of the players in this game is to control them and that includes the T-Rex, Dilophosaurus, and Velociraptor, their aim is to prowl the Island , searching through the jungle and attack all humans while the other players (who are characters from the movie itself) , team up together and try to save the Island and everyone else on it by securing the perimeters, sealing the gates and turning on electric fences of the Park to secure and leave the island safely.
There's a lot of pieces to join and make the game together but it does not take long to set up and following the instructions it is not hard to follow at all .
Before I even opened the booklet and got half way through it the boys were already finished piecing it all together .
You start with a hexagon shaped piece which has the word start on it then there are 6 center pieces which surround it followed by 12 outer pieces known as the perimeter that surround those then sealed with 5 frame pieces which gives the finish of the island with its water edge.
It all fits together just as a jigsaw does but it has no particular order and that is why its so great.
Although there is a small order they need to be in , the hexagon (other than the start one and the edge pieces) ,can be placed differently each game so no two games will be the same in a row .
The Maintenance Shed, Control Center, and Visitors Center tokens are placed on the perimeter tiles adjacent to the corresponding labels on the frame grey side up and the lock tokens, fence tokens, goal tokens, helicopter token, and die are placed beside the game board for use later.
The Characters must visit the Maintenance Shed, Control Centre, and Visitors Centre and they must activate all three locations by rolling a five or higher while at that spot, then only can the buildings activated but they can be activated in any order.
When all locations are activated, the Helicopter Pad token is added to the board. Characters can then travel to the helipad space and wait there before the token is added but they are unable to escape and win the game for the Humans until the token is placed.
The dinosaurs have their own rules and play allowances each adapted to each individual dinosaur.
The dinosaurs have their own move cards and each of them have a special Action they can perform. Only one Dinosaur Action may be performed at a time, and the same one cannot be used in a row
The optional actions are:
The Dinosaur attacks by moving into a space containing a non-sneaking Character and if there are more than one Character in the same space, the Human Players decide who is attacked unless one is Dennis Nedry, who must always be attacked first. Dinosaurs can also attack if a Character reveals from a Sneak in a space occupied by a Dinosaur, or by using a Special Action in the case of the Dilophosaurus.
When the Dinosaur attacks, the Dinosaur Player takes one card from the Human Player’s hand and adds it to that player’s Burn Pile. The Human Player may look at the card to see which one it is, but the Dinosaur Player may not see.
The Dinosaurs must eliminate three Characters in order to win and there are three ways they can do this.
The Human Players win a game of Jurassic Park: Danger by successfully activating the Maintenance Shed, Control Centre, and Visitors Centre. Then either two or three characters (two in a 2-3 player game, three in a 4-5 player game) must make it to the Helicopter Pad with their Goal Tokens.
The dinosaurs win by eliminating three characters.
I absolutely love this game, I probably respect and appreciate all those finer details added more than the children due to the fact I'm more of a fan than they are to be fare. I love a game that challenges intellect and becomes a race , it builds the adrenaline and makes playing as a family a little more exciting , this is definitely one we will be keeping on our family night games list .