Dinosaur 1944

A project in Rockwall, TX by Sandy Petersen

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It's army men vs. dinosaurs! A cooperative defense/combat game.
Backers: 1959
Average Pledge Per Backer: $96

Funded: $187,349 of $50,000
Dates: Jun 15th -> Jun 26th (12 days)
Project By: Sandy Petersen
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Latest News

Thank You!

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
 Hey we not only made it we managed to ROCKET from 100 to 180 thousand in just 3 days! Why should you care? Because it's going to make it that much faster for us to produce this game. BUT the fun isn't over yet!  Here's what's going to happen... (Read More)

Deep Dive: Map layouts!

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Let's talk about the map book! (By request!) First off, it's NOT laid out yet. So these diagrams are symbolic. The actual map layouts are final though, so these are examples of what you'd actually play in the game.  The little round circles that say... (Read More)

FINAL UNLOCK! Dimetrodon and dinosaur ambushes

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
I couldn't wait until tomorrow. We'll have an update(s)  tomorrow, but it won't be any unlocks.   Dimetrodon Dimetrodon is a spectacular predator from the early Permian – the big sail-back reptile who terrorized the peaceful edaphosaurs and... (Read More)

Sculptor Spotlight - Dinogorgon

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Rudolf Beres sculpted the Dinogorgon, based on our own Alyssa McCarthy's concept art: . Here's what Rudolf Beres turned that concept into: . You can see more renders from him here. He also sculpted Cprl Pitt; Specialist Peabody; the Styracosaurus;... (Read More)

Megathere and Dinosaur "gear"

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Be a Megathere! For some reason I have loved the giant ground sloths for years. Maybe it’s because they’re so weird. Probably it’s because their skeletons look so crude and primitive. I mean, look at this ground sloth skeleton compared to the... (Read More)


June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Everyone knows about Megalodon, I guess. IMDb lists something like a dozen movies about Megalodons. I guess a great white shark the size of a whale inspires everyone’s imagination. Why is he in the game? Because the game is about having fun, and... (Read More)

T-Rex Pledge Level + The Boss Pack!

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
The Boss Pack The core game has three bosses – one for each set of invasion waves. The boss pack adds more bosses for more variety. Some of the bosses are Yithian-possessed Japanese. Some are Lovecraftian horrors from the Mesozoic who came through... (Read More)

DinoStorm Renders - An Update for your Eyes

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
All, Wanted to give a surprise second update today, mostly to show you some things up close that we haven't yet: The Sherman Tank M7 Priest - self-propelled artillery! M10 tank destroyer! JEEEEEP Motorcycle scout Stuart Tank M8 armored car! . The... (Read More)

Quetzalcoatlus and balancing heroes

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
The Azhdarchids! Near the end of the Cretaceous a group of colossal pterosaurs appeared – the Azhdarchids. Terrifying carnivores who stalked all continents. I pondered for a while which one to add to Dinosaur 1944, but in the end my Texas... (Read More)

Heroes as Bosses!

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Heroes as Bosses Several folks last week asked about further possibilities in using the DinoStorm with the core game, aside from a PvP/teams game. The best way to do something like this would be to take the heroes and turn them into bosses. So, I... (Read More)

Dinichthys and Sea Monsters

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Dinichthys This is my favorite prehistoric fish-like monster. It is pretty much shaped like a gigantic tadpole with a skull for a head. Man I like these beasties. Dunkleosteus is the more famous name nowadays but I think it sounds kind of clunky, and... (Read More)

Sergeant Rath and Greater Minions

June 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Sergeant Rath I know I said that I loved Sergeant Vick the most, but Sergeant Rath is high on my list too. He’s super fun to play, and his special ability is that any time he gets injured by a group of lesser minions, he gets to kill one of them in... (Read More)

Dinogorgon + PvP Games + Lesser Minions

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Dinogorgon  Today's reveal is for the DinoStorm expansion! This is a new hero for the dinosaur team (although this guy is not actually a dinosaur) - free to backers - but that will be sold separately at retail. During the Permian age (just before... (Read More)


June 19th - via: kickstarter.com
The new DinoStorm expansion lets you and your friends play as a team of dinosaurs, fighting the US Military, who are trying to get to your base camp, and destroy the Time Gate. So you get to stop them. Naturally there is a whole new set of minions... (Read More)

Yvette + How to Play Video + Map Tile Art Update!

June 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Yvette She is a Free French, who escaped from Indochina and has been with the US Military on and off since then. (She has a backstory explaining how she got to Kyoryu Jima, never fear.) Her specialty is pretty much rolling Brain attacks, and she can... (Read More)

Dinosaur 1944 and Orcs Must Die: the boardgame

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Orcs Must Die! and Dinosaur 1944 A few folks have commented about the similarities to this game and a game we released four years ago: Orcs Must Die! the board game. When Orcs Must Die: the boardgame went out of print, we talked about the next step.... (Read More)

Sergeant Vick and Notes on Gear

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Sergeant Vick People often ask me if I have a “favorite hero” in my games. Well, usually I make some kind of neutral answer like I love all my children or whatever, but my favorite guy in Dinosaur 1944 is Master Sergeant Vick. This is because I... (Read More)

Drill Instructor Webb and a Design Note

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Drill Instructor Webb Webb didn't get a proper introduction, since he was revealed on launch day. So here goes: Webb's one of the rare heroes who has regular access to the Scare dice. His icy scare can frighten off even mighty dinosaurs. While the... (Read More)

All About Nurse Ivy and Ultimates

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
The New Unlock! Just a quick reminder/explanation in case you missed this - we at Petersen Games don't typically do Stretch Goals on our Kickstarter projects (we haven't for about 2 years). But we DO still include secret unlocks - this allows us to... (Read More)

Corporal Pitt and a Sandy Design Note

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Corporal Pitt  Today we unlock Corporal Pitt – our sniper! He is one of a very few soldiers who can fire into another map tile. His weapon is a bolt action Springfield rifle (like the one used by Barry Pepper in Saving Private Ryan). He moves more... (Read More)

How do the Maps Work?

June 15th - via: kickstarter.com
How do the Maps work? Inside the Dinosaur 1944 game box are a bunch of map tiles, plus a map book. The book contains a number of different maps you can construct and advises you on their difficulty level. You choose and build your game map at the... (Read More)


June 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you all so much. I personally thank you, and all of Petersen Games does as well. We are humbled and appreciative of your support. What's Next? Well, as is abundantly obvious to anyone who watched my “fun facts” videos on the page, we have a... (Read More)

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