my first run of Duelosaur Island. I think we're really going to like it two player! however, just like the main game, I'm quite amazed at how often I'm flipping through the rulebook. that'll go away in time, but for now it's magnified by the solo scenario card which, while (very!) welcome and convenient, had me running for the rules forums. anyway, it flows well with 3 quick opening strategies, the i-split-you-choose dice draft, the ramping economy, and no constricting DNA limits. it really plays like a sped-up Dinosaur Island (minus the meeples (sad face goes here))!! my wife and i will be testing the seemingly robust replayability for sure. my only substantial gripe is that the middle of the player boards could have included phase text instead of art (future sticker fix?). . . . #dinosaurisland#duelosaurisland#duelosaurislandxtremeedition#pandasaurusgames#pandasaurus#bgg#boardgames#tabletopgaming#IanMoss#KwanchaiMoriya
Holy moly! Went to a local game meetup here in Austin, TX, and played Dinosaur Island from also local publisher @pandasaurus_games. Didn’t really know what type of game to expect going in, but it’s got to be one of the first heavy thematic euro games I’ve played and liked. Played with the new expansion which made it turn into a certain WORLDly sequel... cough cough. I really liked the game and may even look to get it for my own collection. #dinosaurisland#pandasaurusgames#boardgames#tabletop#tabletopgames#eurogames#dinosaurs
Game #20 in my Solo Variant Series: Dinosaur Island by @pandasaurus_games. After soloing Duelosaur Island, I was looking forward to this and I wasn't disappointed! This game has rocketed into my top 10 games with its mixture of drafting, engine building,worker placement and visitor eating.
Even though the goal of the solo variation is just to score more points than you did before, I enjoyed playing this. I am looking forward to playing this with other players. Have you all had a chance to play this and what do you think?
🇩🇪/🇬🇧 "Duelosaur Island" von Ian Moss erschienen bei "Pandasaurus Games" 🦖
Die Zwei-Spieler Version von "Dinosaur Island" hat uns sehr gut gefallen, da sie einen interessanten Draft Mechanismus besitzt 👍
Der Startspieler legt fest, welche Würfel auf welchen Bonusfeldern liegen, und welche Spezialisten diese Runde verfügbar sind, bevor der andere Spieler an der Reihe ist und gedraftet wird 🤓
🇬🇧 "Duelosaur Island" by Ian Moss published by "Pandasaurus Games" 🦖
The two player version of "Dinosaur Island" is a really good game because of its interesting drafting mechanic 👍
The starting player places the dices on different bonus tiles and chooses which specialists are available in this round before the other player starts with the drafting 🤓
#duelosaurisland#solomode#firstimpressions I like the stripped back mechanics here in general. You are doing all the same stuff you would do in normal DI but it’s streamlined in such a way that the game is less fiddly. The way they integrate the different attraction types into your income and bonuses is wonderful, in fact I like how attractions work more in this version than in the normal DI. I love the way they have created different solo “personality cards” that allow the AI to play differently from game to game. Overall I am really digging the changes so far and I think Duelosaur will definitely be my go to choice for solo play unless I really have the itch to play with all the Dino meeples. #boardgamesofinstagram#pandasaurusgames#boardgames#tabletopgames#sologame#boardgamegeek
With the number of Kickstarter projects I’ve backed, my name has been in at least a few rulebooks at this point. It never feels like that big of a deal; I just bought your game. But being in one for playtesting? That feels way cooler. @pandasaurus_games #duelosaurisland#pandasaurusgames#tabletop#tabletopgames
We got to try out Duelosaur Island tonight and we both really enjoyed it. It'll take a few more plays for a more solid opinion but the first impression is good. Balancing what you need, what your opponent wants and limiting the threat icons was a nice challenge. Rose felt like she got behind by a couple of points in the first round and had trouble making up the difference (she lost by 2) so we'll see if that was a coincidence or if it's crippling to fall behind early on.
Today was a good mail day! Even better that FedEx didn’t have it arriving until tomorrow! Shoutout to @qmlogistics for a top tier packaging job! Oh and @pandasaurus_games for bringing the game to my table in the first place. #DinosaurIsland#pandasaurusgames
We’ve been waiting it seems forever for #DinosaurIsland . Did the Kickstarter over the summer and finally got our copy. We rarely get the super fancy edition but we did for this. Trying this out tonight! #boardgames#pandasaurusgames
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Dinosaur Island / Totally Liquid / Duelasaur Island KICKSTARTERS from @pandasaurus_games. We were beyond excited to get our Kickstarter in the mail as we'd played a friends copy of the game when the first printing happened. Unfortunately we had some issues. The art is AMAZING. One of our favorite games in terms of art. That said, we were both confused as to why the expansion box wasn't double the depth to be able to hold both games. The first game can barely hold everything and it's extremely annoying to pack up. This means you're required to use the second box instead of being able to bring everything at once. They mentioned an option coming down the road, likely an insert or custom box but I'd rather the base game be able to hold what it needs, rather than be a waste. As well, the switch from a board extension to a card feels really cheap for the 5th player, as does the poor quality of the PR token compared to what was promised. I'm not a fan of plastic meeples but perhaps this was a weight issue? The lack of double sided scientists is annoying. And, the fact that they didn't fix the typos from the first printing in the rule book is glaring at best. This is such a good game, super fun and enjoyable but these issues really put a damper on that excitement. Hopefully Pandasaurus doesn't make these mistakes in the future. Regardless, I still 100% recommend it!
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