In this fun cooperative game, all the players work together to get all the dinosaurs safely to the island before the volcano erupts. Working together towards a common goal is perfect for younger kids because they don’t always grasp competitive tactics.
Your child will learn how to work on a team, build memory skills, and have fun – all at the same time. Even my 12-year-old gets into this game!
Because this game is designed for younger kids, you’ll rarely lose to the volcano. But for toddlers and preschoolers just getting their feet wet in the world of board games, that goes in the pro column because it helps build their confidence.
If you’d like to make this game more challenging over time, the game instructions include suggestions for variations. Or you and your kids can come up with your own house rules. Here are a few rules we sometimes play with to make it more challenging for older kids:
- Dinosaurs can search only the area they’re in
- Game pieces can move in only one direction
- Add more dinosaur or animal figurines so you have to rescue more before the volcano blows
- Each player can move only one dinosaur
- If you get a T-Rex, shuffle all the fern tiles and redistribute
- If you get a lizard, go back one space
Note: The manufacturer says this is for ages 4 and up, but according to several other families (including mine!) most 3-year-olds are ready for this game.
From the Manufacturer
Three dinosaurs are lost in the ferns, and a volcano is threatening to blow! Work together to move the dinosaurs around the board. Uncover the matching dinosaurs under the fern tokens to rescue all three dinosaurs. Get the dinosaurs safely to the island before the volcano erupts, and everyone wins!
Dinosaur Escape allows kids to work together, use their memory, and incorporate simple strategy to rescue the dinos. Help each other remember which tokens are flipped over so you can save the dinos and everyone wins.
WARNING: Choking Hazard – Contains small parts not suitable for children under 3 years.