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Year Published
2002
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
(32 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Trias
Alternate Names
Ciao Dino!
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Dinosaurs reside on the modular hexagons of the super-continent Pangaea. Each hex can only support a certain number of animals. Not only that, the continent is splitting up with parts of the land disappearing and new lands emerging elsewhere. Players try to disperse as widely as is wise while still dominating each continent where they exist. The game ends as the meteorite strikes, ending the age of the great dinosaurs.

Players begin by placing herds of their dinosaurs on the single continent of Pangea, made from tiles of various terrain types. They then take turns, which comprise of drifting tiles, conducting optional actions, and finally resolving any of their own tribes that have been left in water or on overpopulated tiles. The first phase, the drift, involves a player moving a landscape tile of the same type as depicted on the card they play. The tile must be moved further away from the South Pole (the centre of Pangea) than it already is, must remain a part of the same continent and must be attached to a continent with that player's herds. Players have 4 action points to spend on other optional actions, including another drift, migrating herds, rescuing swimming herds and reproducing to create more herds.

Points are scored during the game whenever a new separate continent is formed as a result of a landscape tile drift, as well as at the end of the game for each continent. During the game, the player with the most herds on the new continent scores 2 points, while the player with the second-most scores 1. End-game scoring is much more significant, as the player with the most herds gains 1 point per landscape tile on the continent, and the player with the second most scores half that amount.

The final round begins when the meteor strike card is drawn, and the game then ends. After final scoring is completed, the player with the most points wins.

Premiere: Essen 2002

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  • Yucata (turn-based, for 2 to 5 players)
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Ciao Dino!
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French first edition
Publisher: Tilsit
Artist: Christophe Swal
Year: 2006
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Publisher: Tilsit
Artist: Christophe Swal
Year: 2006
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English second edition
Publisher: Gecko Games, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Doris Matthäus
Year: 2003
Size: 11.00 x 7.75 x 1.75 inches
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German second edition
Publisher: Gecko Games
Artist: Doris Matthäus
Year: 2003
Product Code: 003293
Size: 6.93 x 7.68 x 1.89 inches
1.14 pounds
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Publisher: Gecko Games
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Year: 2002
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0 Spielanleitung
German rules
German
2012-03-06
1 Résumé des règles
Organigramme des règles sur une page A4.
French
2011-11-09
1 Regras traduzidas para Português
Rules translation to portuguese - Tradução das regras para português - Version 1.0
Portuguese
2011-05-09
7 Hoja de Ayuda (spa)
Hoja de ayuda en español 2xA4
Spanish
2009-05-24
25 Trias rules - English
The English PDF file from the site is corrupt and doesn't seem to be corrected, I decided to have this in .doc format for those unable to get the file.
2008-09-19
2 Trias Cyberboard files
A game and 5 player scenario file set for playing Trias using Cyberboard. No copyrighted scans or images were used. All images in the game are original drawings. Version 1.
2008-09-16
2 Trias Tuckbox
This is a tuckbox with minimal graphics to hold all the cards for the game. I used the generator at http://tuckbox.gameupdates.com to create the template.
2008-09-08
4 ConciseRefSheet03 - Trias.ppt
Concise reference sheet for teaching the game and easy reference
2007-02-23
1 trias-dutch.tif
Dutch Player Aid: print on sticker and stick on (French Ciao Dino) player aid cards.
2007-02-21
4 trias_hu.pdf
hungarian translation
2006-05-11
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Garrett's Games 58 - Ted Alspach talks Dino games: Evo, Trias, Ursuppe, Urland
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The Spiel #1 - Second Pilot
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