this is great news! this game has not been getting the recognition it deserves.
I agree whole-heartedly. Once you have played the game you realise how clever the mechanics are and how wide is the scope for tactical play. This is area control at its primeval best. Ruthless and unforgiving. The theme is so strong with new environments, migration, herd growth and hatching adding to the size of your herds and T-Rex, raptors and pterodactyls diminishing your herds.
I am amazed with just 6 actions available how many different possible tactical moves are available each turn. But each action brings a myriad of different scenarios into play. You job is to pick the best tactical option depending on the state of play.
The choosing of action tiles in turn order and the playing of the action tiles being done in numeric order makes for a great dilemma in itself. This is a truly wonderful game with untold replay value for area control fans. Thoroughly deserves its award as Best Strategy Game of the Year.