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Pandasaurus Games Hires Danni Loe, Changes Distributors, and Reveals a Pro-Dinosaur Agenda

W. Eric Martin
United States
North Carolina
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Board Game Publisher: Pandasaurus Games
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• U.S. publisher Pandasaurus Games has hired Danni Loe as marketing manager, making her "responsible for promoting new releases and the current Pandasaurus catalog, growing relationships with customers and media, and creating engaging event experiences".

Loe has previously worked with GAMA, Renegade Game Studios, and IELLO USA, and she's done a fantastic job in all of these situations, especially with GAMA where she oversaw the rebranding of both GAMA and the Origins Game Fair; she managed social media for both GAMA and Origins — neither of which have tweeted since she's left — and she oversaw a new GAMA newsletter sent to members. Honestly, every game organization would benefit from having their own Danni Loe.

As for joining Pandasaurus, to quote Loe from the press release announcing this hire: "I can't express how happy I am to join this team! I've been impressed by their growing presence and enjoyed many of their games over the years. My first days have already inspired me. I can't wait to see what we accomplish together!"

Board Game: The Game: Quick & Easy
Board Game: Robots
Board Game: Ohanami

• Loe is already on the job for Pandasaurus, uploading images on BGG for the titles the publisher is releasing in the latter half of 2020, such as the three titles depicted above that originated from German publisher NSV. The Game: Quick & Easy, which I covered in January 2020 and Robots, which was nominated for the 2020 Kinderspiel des Jahres, are both due out from Pandasaurus on October 14, 2020, while Ohanami, for which I should still record an overview, is due out on October 28, 2020.

• Sandwiched in between those releases on October 21, 2020 is Gods Love Dinosaurs, a 2-5 player game from Kasper Lapp (Magic Maze) that acknowledges the specialness of dinosaurs compared to all other critters:
How do you make an ecosystem flourish with just enough of every life form in the chain to supply you with dinosaurs to dominate the lands? Resources are scarce, animals can go extinct in an area, and everyone must eat to survive — so moves must be cunning. Life hangs in the balance...

Board Game: Gods Love Dinosaurs

In Gods Love Dinosaurs, a cheeky, wild, and timeless take on the scientific tale as old as life itself, you are a god who has been tasked with designing an ecosystem with a sustainable food chain of predator and prey animals. But you just love dinosaurs, so all you really want to do is to make as many of them as possible!

Each turn, you'll add one tile to your ecosystem, which will add new animals and give them room to grow. Every so often, your dinosaurs will tromp around your ecosystem eating all the animals. The more they eat, the more eggs they lay — and the more points you score! Just be careful not to overeat, or there won't be enough food to keep your dinosaurs alive the next time.
• Pandasaurus also gave a first overview of upcoming games Dinosaur Island: Roar & Write and Dinosaur World during its Gen Con presentation, with info on these titles starting at about the 30:00 mark and more info on Gods Love Dinosaurs following:

• In other Pandasaurus news, as of July 28, 2020 titles from the publisher will be available within the hobby market solely through ACD Distribution and Alliance Games Distributors. The first title released under this new distribution arrangement is a new edition of Doug Eckhart's Tammany Hall, which carries a September 16, 2020 release date.

Board Game: Tammany Hall
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