" The leaves mean the Dino's got away"
"The dino's mean you capture one"
"The feet mean you got stomped on"
*you can blame my editing on that one*
Steve Jackson Games has brought so many great gaming options for us adults, and we are so excited that they are now breaking into the children gaming genre! Munchkin Treasure Hunt (read our review here) has hit the shelves of Toys'R Us and now, Dino Hunt Dice is available to expand your collection! For those of us that want to introduce our children into the world of dice games, or for those that have already shown an interest, Dino Hunt Dice is the perfect start, or addition to their gaming education.
Here is how it works, there are three dice, that are three different colors, red, yellow and green. The red die have tyrannosurus on them, footprints and leaves, The Yellow, have Triceratops, footprints and leaves, the Green ones have Apatosaurus, footprints and leaves. Now, let's play. Pick three dice out of the container and roll them, let's say I get one Dinosaur, one leaf and one footprint, If it lands on the dinosaur that means I capture one Dino, the footprint means I was stomped on once, and the leaf means one dino got away. Now at this point I can put my dinosaur and stomp dice aside pick two more dice ( I replayed the one die that the leaf showed) and roll again, if I get three Stomps during my game play then my turn ends and I lose all the dinos I captured. The first person to collect 20 dinosaurs wins!
This is a simple and fun way to get your whole family into playing, you can play with Three or more people, and it is an easy game with no hassle, no clean up no problems! Your child will get a feel for dice games and a glance of all the games they can play in the future.
What I personally loved about the game is not only how easy it was for my four year old to pick up- but he was also able to explain the game to his friends. For example we had a impromptu play-date and I had nothing planned, so X pulled out the Dino Hunt Game all by himself, explained it to the kids, and played- correctly within minutes. They yelled when they got stomped on, sometimes actually pretending to stomp on each-other, talked about (and I kid you not here) what Jurassic periods that certain species came from (thank you Dinosaur Train) talked about herbivores and carnivores. Oh and don't forget about them working on their counting skills, marking lines down for every dino they capture then counting to see who has the most. These kids had a fun educational experience that I literally had nothing to do with, the credit all goes to Steve Jackson Games.
This game is available now, and I believe is a no brainier to buy. If you child is into tabletop game play why not introduce them to dice games as well,
We received this product for free for review- however our opinions are our own, if we did not like it we would NOT write about it!
Edited by Cheryl W.