Looking for a dinosaur themed game to play with my son
Jon Hook
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Hello, my son is 4 1/2 years old, and he loves dinosaurs. I'm looking for a dinosaur themed game that I can play with him. Can anyone make a suggestion?

I saw a game called Triassic Terror, and loved the box art, but after watching a Dice Tower video of it, I realize that the mechanics in that game would be much too complex for my son.

Please help.

Thanks,
Jon
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I haven't played it, but it looks like Zombie Dice which we play frequently with our five year old. Lots of fun, push your luck, dice game.
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Don't know how available this is, but my sons have enjoyed this game immensely. It's a roll and move game that is only slightly more interesting than chutes and ladders but each player gets a cool flipboard to keep track of damage (shows a Dino on the front and the three sections flip back to show the skeleton).

 
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Bitin' Off Hedz is a light silly dinosaur game I remember playing years ago as a filler in my old gaming group. It's basically a roll-and-move race game with some ability to occasionally attack other players.
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This game was a bit of fun. Light dinosaur theme, roll and move, collect cards, an introduction to trading, short playing time. Sadly it will be very hard to find - charity shops only I suspect.
 
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Bit hard to get probably....
 
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Game by Haba. Haven t played it - but is in the age range you are looking for.
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If you can find an old copy of this one, it might be just what you're looking for. Keeping aligned with the theme of the book/film of the same name, the humans try to escape Jurassic Park while evading roaming carnivores.











Very simple mechanics. Plastic dinosaurs. Ties into movie. Great game for a pre-schooler.
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I played this a lot with my daughter when she was young. It was good fun and educational. And what better way than this to introduce her to the wonderful world of Monopoly gulp

Actually I enjoyed this game MUCH more than any Monopoly game I ever played!!! thumbsup
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This fits. I used to play with my son at that age.
 
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i've had quite a bit of luck with this one, but if i recall, i introduced it at about 5 to 6 years old. not sure how available it is (i think i ordered it from England?).

but it was fun, card-weilding, dice-rolling action.

really sort of hoped they would have made expansions... my boy would have LOVED a Burgess Shale version as well.
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Looks like this thread is old, but if your son is 6 1/2 now he will love this game. It is currently live on kickstarter! Contact me if you would like some more info!
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Video review:

The Board Game Family review - Cutest game dinosaurs ever


Video of game play:

Box of Delights presents Dino Race
 
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13. Board Game: Escape from T-Rex Island [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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Four exploration teams are racing to get back to their base camp on an uncharted island. Behind them is a furious & hungry T-Rex. The teams must get the crews to the base camp as soon as possible before they become dinner of the beast. They also need to get enough food to feed the survivors or people will start to fight for food.

Escape from T-Rex Island is a quick family game for 2-4 players. Each player controls three teams of survivors but only two actions may be taken each turn, so a player must choose which team to move. On the way back to the camp, players may encounter other fearsome dinosaurs like raptors & pterosaurs. Players must avoid the dinosaurs while collecting food & weapons dropped from the victims. Besides, players may take valuable dinosaur pictures for bonus scores.

In each turn, a player has two actions. You may play an action card to move a team or to take a picture if available. You may also spend an action to draw a card from the deck. But beware. No more than four cards can be held in hands.

The game ends when a player has 3 teams back to the camp. Then players score VPs for survivors & dinosaur pictures. The player who scores most VPs wins.


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