Weekly Challenge #2 - Dino Twist

Sooo this game is out of print... but I just recently scored this off of a recent BGG auction. #Dino Twist is a simple card game that employs set collection, "tableu building"/card placement, and simultaneous selction and placement. Over the course of 10 rounds, you are working to populate your island with the most powerful dinosaurs before the giant meteor destroys Twist Island. 

The 3 things that attracted me to this game were the artwork, price point, and the fact that it is out of print. Though I was thinking these might be the only things to enjoy (because some games go out of print for a reason), its simple mechanics and fun theme brought a fun and enjoyable light game experince. Though the game is not going to change much with each play, it is short enough to use as a filler and light enough to have conversation while playing.

Pros:

  • artwork that pops
  • perfect time length
  • simulateous turns

Cons:

  • replayability
  • somewhat confusing island cards

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4 months ago

We're you able to get a play in this morning?

4 months ago

No I played a few days ago!

4 months ago

Why you gotta be tempting me with an out of print game? haha I love dinosaurs (I'm still a child), and this just looks cool. I'm also interested in what makes the replayability less than stellar. 

4 months ago

Haha I know I'm sorry!! So I feel like the replayability is there since there are "event cards" that change the following round in some way. And I think playing with different groups of people will help since there is a fair amount of guessing what other people want. However, with it being a very simple card game at heart, you're going to get the same feel every time but with a slightly different flavor. If that makes sense haha

4 months ago

That does indeed make sense. Thanks! I think I'll be keeping my eyes open for this one popping up for sale. Just in case.

4 months ago

What hinders the replayability? Just because it is similar every time?

4 months ago

Yes and no. I think yes because it is a simple card game at its core. But no because there are a few components that change it ever so slightly such as events, guessing, and random card draws!

4 months ago

Gotcha, thanks for sharing about it. Do you think you will keep it?

Supporter4 months ago

Thanks for sharing! I've been so busy I totally missed that BGA has suctions now?!

4 months ago

Haha oops sorry I meant BGG!!

Supporter4 months ago

I was going to say... that's a fairly big feature for me to miss out on. 

4 months ago

That card art is fun

4 months ago

I like it! It's not too much and helps deliver the theme well!

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