The Great Dinosaur Rush Board Game

A project in Cypress, TX by APE Gamer

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Dig up bones and build new dinosaurs for prestigious museums. Be a scoundrel and gain notoriety to win, but don't play TOO dirty!
Backers: 827
Average Pledge Per Backer: $45

Funded: $37,063 of $16,000
Dates: Oct 3rd -> Nov 23rd (52 days)
Project By: APE Gamer
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Latest News

Great Dinosaur Rush at BGG Con and the Last 48 Hours

November 21st - via:
I'm at BGG this weekend showing off Dino Rush to passers-by. Here are some of the folks and their dinosaurs: Nice job achieving the Allosaurus bonus for 9 points! The Last 48 HoursAlso, in just a few hours, the Kickstarter fairy will drop emails into... (Read More)

The Great Dinosaur Rush at BGG Con

November 16th - via:
First, we're just a few hundred dollars away from our next stretch goal - the dinosaur meeples! I have complete confidence we'll meet that as well as the 750 backer goal! Dino Rush at BGG ConIf you'll be at BGG Con this week, please sign up to play... (Read More)

Playing The Great Dinosaur Rush Online - Update

November 13th - via:
Sorry, I'm a bad rabbit. There was a mistake in my instructions for how to play The Great Dinosaur Rush online. Going to the Tabletopia main page won't help - most folks won't be able to create a new account since the site is still in closed... (Read More)

The Great Dinosaur Rush on Tabletopia!

November 11th - via:
You can play The Great Dinosaur Rush NOW on Tabletopia! Here's how: Go to Tabletopia, log in (or create an account if you don't have one) and press the Create Room button to get started! The Tabletopia folks created a hint sheet that you'll want to... (Read More)

3 Stretch Goals Reached - 2 More Added!

November 9th - via:
We hit TWO stretch goals since my last update. Now all backers that pledge at least $34 will get free Spirits Rain cards. Sure, you may not have Spirits now, but once you hear how much fun all your friends are having with that game you'll want to get... (Read More)

$22K and 500+ Backers!

November 7th - via:
We just passed $22K and passed 500 backers earlier this week. A good old-fashioned BGG contest doesn't hurt for getting the word out!  There's just $2K to go until we unlock the next stretch goal, the pith-helmet meeples. Remember, these won't be in... (Read More)

Designer Dino Diary #2

November 2nd - via:
Designer Dino Diary #2Scott has posted his second in a series of designer diaries over on BGG. This time the subject is building your dinosaurs. While you have plenty of freedom to build the dinosaur of your dreams, you'll want to optimize for the... (Read More)

New retailer level, and SOOOO close to first stretch goal

October 31st - via:
I added a new retailer pledge level for six Dino Rush games plus stretch goals. If you own a game store, then this will be your opportunity to get the custom meeples and other future stretch goals just like consumer backers. Shipping will be assessed... (Read More)

Dino Rush on Tabletopia & Trickerion on Hot Games for BGG Con

October 29th - via:
It's not QUITE ready yet, but the team at Tabletopia is finishing up The Great Dinosaur Rush so that you can play online - a way to kick the tires on the game. Hopefully you and your friends can start playing as soon as next week! Trickerion on BGG... (Read More)

Know Your Paleontologist - Part 1 and Scott's Designer Dino Diary #1

October 28th - via:
Scott's Designer Dino Diary #1Dino Rush designer Scott Almes posted the first designer diary on BGG where he talks about the inspiration for The Great Dinosaur Rush. It's a good read, and I encourage folks to give it a look. Know Your Paleontologist... (Read More)

Board Gamers Anonymous and Rollin' Dice Talk about Dino Rush

October 26th - via:
More Folks Talking Dino Rush Board Gamers Anonymous features The Great Dinosaur Rush preview that they got over Gen Con. Watch episode 93. Listen to the whole thing - there's some good content there, but Dino Rush is features around the 14:00 mark. I... (Read More)

Help us name Gamesaur!

October 25th - via:
The player screens include an example dinosaur that we hastily named Gamesaur.  We never intended this to be the name we'd use in the production version of the game, so we're asking YOU to name it for us.  Rather than naming it here, let's get some... (Read More)

Second Stretch Goal Announced and Casual Game Revolution Features Dino Rush

October 19th - via:
The popular game magazine Casual Game Revolution featured The Great Dinosaur Rush today.  Also, we filled in details for the second stretch goal. All Kickstarter-backed games will be upgraded to pith helmet player meeples when we hit $24K! These... (Read More)

The Great Dinosaur Rush Funded - Wunderbar!

October 12th - via:
We are still in Essen, Germany (until Wednesday), and it was a very nice surprise to come back to the house today and see that Dino Rush has funded. I'm looking forward to bringing you this game with lots of great stretch goals! Thanks so much,... (Read More)

3/4 Funded and 300 Backers

October 7th - via:
Well done!  I showed The Great Dinosaur Rush to Scott and his wife at Essen Spiel today. He's working at the Gamelyn booth which is right next to us in hall 7. Do stop by and say hello if you are in the neighborhood.  (Read More)

Day 1 Update - Wow!

October 4th - via:
I'm scurrying to get ready for Essen Spiel (we leave tomorrow morning), but I want to post a congratulatory THANKS! We are nearly 50% funded after just a day into the campaign! That represents over 180 backers! And it's not like we picked a wimpy... (Read More)

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