DinoGenics board game

DinoGenics is a competitive game for two to five players, in which each player attempts to build and run their own successful dinosaur park.

Each player is the head of their own corporation with access to their own private island resort. Each season, players assign agents to the mainland to compete over DNA and other limited resources. Once collected, players can build fences, various park facilities and populate their parks with dinosaurs. Parks with the most prestigious dinosaurs will attract the most visitors. But beware; if dinosaurs are neglected or improperly penned, they will attempt to escape and spread havoc through the entire park.

Use all the tools at your disposal; DNA splice mutant dinosaurs, exploit the Black Market or just try to run an honest park, the choices are yours.

Do you have what it takes to lead your corporation to victory?



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  • It's a bit like Agricola in that you get "animals" and fences to put on your "farm". However, your animals can break loose and damage your infrastructure if you don't house them or feed them properly. And getting the animals is done by way of collecting DNA cards and turning in sets of like DNA for a particular type of dinosaur. Each dinosaur has a special ability that breaks a rule. For example, Brontosaurus don't like to be in any enclosure at all, and your park visitors are more at risk if a Raptor escapes. There's a bit of "take-that" in the form of Manipulation cards, so this is not your typical Euro where everybody simply gathers their resources and runs their engines for VPs. I only played with 2 players, and I noticed a couple areas that seemed underdeveloped. First, the DNA market was quite stagnant. There wasn't much activity there, and so cards very seldom were moved to the Boneyard action space. Also the facilities being covered up by new ones seemed a strange mechanic since there was a very small window to buy a facility if you really wanted one. Many of the buildings seemed weak in a 2-player, and some even more so when they appeared late in the game. Not being able to buy an earlier one lower in the stack seemed like an unnecessary restriction. The rulebook isn't terrible, but a few examples would have helped explain the "proper habitats" for dinosaurs much clearer, as that seems to be the issue most new players have the most trouble with.
  • Weight: 2.96 / 5Includes corrupted T-Rex meeplesIncludes All Green dino meeples.
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Whoa, I've never seen a pic of #DinoGenics. Looks awesome!

Has Rebellion been a game that you've really wanted to try? I feel like I've seen you talk about it long long time ago in a thread!

Is that like a 2p focused #Dinosaur Island? I've looked into Dinosaur Island a few times before but not too deeply. Sounded like it wasn't the right type of game for us and it seemed like if I wanted the feel of running a dino park, I'd go for #DinoGenics

Agreed!  This does feel a little similar in some respects to #Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small Big Box (I haven't played the original Agricola but I'd imagine it's closer in gameplay to the original), but I vastly prefer the Dino theme... and it really feels like you're building and managing a park, trying to control the chaos of creating dinos!

I think#DinoGenics just wrapped a 2nd printing Kickstarter, but I think the publisher will be selling limited copies direct on their site next week... for anyone looking to pick up a copy, now is their chance :)  I'm watching to see if the corrupted T-Rex meeples and metal coins go on sale.

At the moment, yes it is one of my favorite worker placements, though I am biased because I love Jurassic Park.  But I can see this game staying permanently in my collection.

the #DinoGenics: Controlled Chaos expansion is a requirement in my opinion; I would not play without it.  Due to the set collecting aspect of dinosaur creation and the randomness of starting hands + the market, there is too much unmitigated luck in the#DinoGenics base game, which can feel frustrating and also makes a "runaway leader" possible.  However, the #DinoGenics: Controlled Chaos expansion gives players opportunities to obtain "wild cards", as well as obtaining alternate scoring conditions, which largely fixes those issues.  There's also a published variant called "corporate bailouts" which also helps to prevent a runaway leader.

Those are great games!  Looks like our tastes are similar based on your collection.

My wife particularly gravitates towards games with good artwork and theme, and Jurassic Park is a favorite movie of mine.  The Dino-park building in  #DinoGenics feels a lot more realistic than any other Dino board game on the market, and the game elements thematically all make sense.  The artwork, though a bit muted, feels more fitting with the theme.

 I particularly like that in#DinoGenics, each type of dinosaur has unique attributes that need to be considered.  

Those are great games!  Looks like our tastes are similar based on your collection.

My wife particularly gravitates towards games with good artwork and theme, and Jurassic Park is a favorite movie of mine.  The Dino-park building in  #DinoGenics feels a lot more realistic than any other Dino board game on the market, and the game elements thematically all make sense.  The artwork, though a bit muted, feels more fitting with the theme.

 I particularly like that in#DinoGenics, each type of dinosaur has unique attributes that need to be considered.  

Welcome! Your wife sounds a lot like my fiancée. She'll appease me by playing heavier stuff but doesn't much enjoy it. She really likes #PARKS and #Wingspan. Haven't heard of #DinoGenics, what do you like most about it?

thanks for the warm welcome!  Happy to join the community here, looking forward to getting involved.

 

1.  I believe I found the site through BGG or boardgameprices (don't exactly recall)

2.  I've been in the hobby for 2.5 years.  My wife is my gaming partner and not into heavy games or abstracts.  We have rare opportunities to play with more than 2, so my collection has focused on mid-weight games that play well with 2.

3.  "Favorite" is almost impossible to define since its contextual and regularly changes.  I'd say the games I'm most excited about playing at the moment are:

-#Everdell with#Everdell: Spirecrest

-#PARKS with#PARKS: Nightfall Expansion

-#DinoGenics with#DinoGenics: Controlled Chaos

 

 

 

#The Gallerist top my list of games on my wishlist. #Brass: Birmingham , #DinoGenics , #Raiders of Scythia , #Cooper Island , and #Atheneum: Mystic Library are high on my list as well.  

After these it's hit or miss on games.  I would like to grab #Tapestry: Plans and Ploys to my base game.  

I still haven't taken out my copy of Agricola and to be honest, even if they're different games, I think I'd prefer #DinoGenics if it had been a tad bit more complex. Mainly because (1) I like dinos more and (2) the theme for Agricola hits a bit too close to home and I'm not sure if I'd visits its solo mode as often when I'm wanting more of an escape haha

I have an unopened copy or #Architects of the West Kingdom: Age of Artisans (expansion to #Architects of the West Kingdom 

I also have opened but unplayed copies of #Charterstone and #Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 (Blue Box).  

Games I'd love to trade for are #The Gallerist, #Cooper Island, #DinoGenics, #Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion, #Marvel Champions: The Card Game - Thor Hero Pack, or #Brass: Birmingham.  I'm open to other offers as well as this is a fairly specific list.  :)

I live in Texas for the purpose of calculating shipping costs

Looking for trade for #Paydirt and #Sierra West and interested in attaining #Raiders of Scythia, #Paperback, #The Quacks of Quedlinburg, & #Near and Far.  I have #The 7th Continent with three expansions (smaller ones) that I'd swap for #Maracaibo, #DinoGenics, or a combination of above options.  

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