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Jordan Francoeur
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I love the theme of the game, biggest selling point for me. But as I played the game I began to see that it's depth was more designed for the ease of play for kids, which is fine, especially when that is the demographic for the complexity of rules, a game designed for a more mature audience would add more depth. My nephew loved this, LOVED it, me I liked it and wanted more. I see that in some of the reviews, adults giving biased ratings for a game not designed for them. I'm not saying adults wont like it, but this brought out the child like fun of a game rather than a depth of strategy in competing with one another. After a while I realized I didn't want to win at this game, which is rare, I wanted to have fun making a dinosaur park. I think some people assume the games are made for them, and base their ratings on that. Just my thoughts.
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JFrancoeur wrote:
I love the theme of the game, biggest selling point for me. But as I played the game I began to see that it's depth was more designed for the ease of play for kids, which is fine, especially when that is the demographic for the complexity of rules, a game designed for a more mature audience would add more depth. My nephew loved this, LOVED it, me I liked it and wanted more. I see that in some of the reviews, adults giving biased ratings for a game not designed for them. I'm not saying adults wont like it, but this brought out the child like fun of a game rather than a depth of strategy in competing with one another. After a while I realized I didn't want to win at this game, which is rare, I wanted to have fun making a dinosaur park. I think some people assume the games are made for them, and base their ratings on that. Just my thoughts.

I dunno.. after my plays I think there is plenty of depth in the game. Far more than many people consider adult games.
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JFrancoeur wrote:
I think some people assume the games are made for them, and base their ratings on that. Just my thoughts.

All people really know is how much they themselves enjoy the game, so it makes sense that they would rate games on that basis. Expecting them to rate it based on how much others might like it for particular agendas which aren't their own makes no sense.

Try not to worry about general ratings so much; they're useless without comments and even accompanying comments are open to interpretation if they're from users unknown to you. Build a Geekbuddy list if you want ratings you can rely upon.
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Huh? I only game with adults and we've found plenty of complexity and strategy in this game. Sure, there could be more, but if anything it's on the heavier end for me. I think that a child could certainly understand the game, but after a few plays, I'm still trying to strategize better.
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There's nothing in the way this game is advertised whatsoever to suggest it's a kids game. In fact, it's advertised as ages 10+, which doesn't say kids.

It's promoted as "an accessible worker placement game" with "simple mechanics that lead to incredibly tense decisions" and "constant pressure to keep your guests safe" and "a nail biter". None of these scream 'not designed for adults' to me. You can hardly blame people for drawing the wrong assumption based on reading the games own promotion.
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While I do think it is a fairly light game and lacking in (enough?) divergent strategies, I wouldn’t consider it a game for kids.
 
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