“Hold onto your butts!” This Jurassic Park™ light strategy game, set in the chaotic scene of Isla Nublar, will take you on the adventure of your life! One player controls the T. rex, Dilophosaurus, and Velociraptor, prowling through the jungle to attack the humans. The remaining players work as the team of iconic characters from the classic Jurassic Park™ film to fight against the player controlling the dinosaurs. When a Human Character is defeated by the Dinosaurs, they can immediately reanimate as a brand new character. But be careful, if the Dinosaurs defeat three Human Characters, the Dinosaurs win. If the players controlling the Human Characters manage to get three Characters off the island to safety, those players win!
My biggest complaint is that the instructions are confusing and it took some time to figure out how to play. That said, once we figured out how to play it, we had a lot of fun. At first it seemed like the dinosaurs were too overpowered, but after we played a while we discovered that it's more balanced than we thought. Fun, strategy-based game.
The positive ratings must be paid reviewers, family or friends. There is no way someone would think this game is fun. The directions alone are ridiculous. My family and I love board games and we’ve never come across anything like this. The directions were awful and didn’t answer a lot of questions we had. They were too vague and jumped around a lot. By the time we did a run through, we could already see this isn’t going to be a good game. We really wanted to like it and played it multiple times but it just wasn’t happening for us. The dinosaurs always won (which is probably more realistic) and it just lacked so much that we didn’t find it entertaining. We are such JP fans that it was a real bummer to find out this was a poorly made game.
I set it out by the street for someone else to take. My family attempted to play this game 7+ times because we are a board game family and still this one was junk. The rules are confusing and short on answers. The game purely gets purchased by the name. We had high hopes for it but once we played our 5th round we figured out the problem wasn’t us, it was the game. We even tried multiple videos and instructions online to make better sense of it.
This game sounded awesome and had good reviews, but after playing for two hours I don't understand how people have fun. The rules are complicated enough that you have to take a lot of time to really understand them. This makes it more like a true strategy game rather than just a fun game to play casually. That would be fine, but the directions are not specific enough to fully explain all possible moves. This led to a lot of arguing. Also, playing as the dinosaurs is the only fun part because it's difficult to lose. Playing as the humans is nothing but frustrating. Numerous turns left players unable to move, and stuck just waiting to be attacked by a dinosaur. Wish I didn't but it.
The concept is great, but the game is ridiculously complicated and frankly, boring. You shouldn't need a six-minute instructional video to understand a game. Yes, there's an instructional video and we still had trouble playing the game.