Dino Race

Get the egg to the finish


Dinosaurs are racing across steppes, deserts, swamps and jungles; aim of the game is to get your own pair of dinosaurs and the egg across the finish-line.

A track is laid out, beginning with the volcano at one end, and one dinosaur of each players starts on the first and second tile after the volcano. You begin with five cards. The active player draws as many cards as he has Dinosaurs still in the race, plays and swaps cards and finally rolls the die. You may play any number of cards to move one of your dinosaurs to the adjacent tile, the card you play must match the terrain type of this tile. If you are on a tile together with an opposing dinosaur, you can jostle him backwards - but not onto lava or the active volcano, in this case he loses a card and takes a lava drop - or hand over the egg or steal a card from this opponent. To swap cards, you discard two and draw one. The event die applies to all players: You either get cards for dinosaurs on the terrain type rolled or all get two cards or the volcano erupts and whoever holds the egg loses all cards, takes a lava drop and hands the egg to another player; the next track tile is turned over to the lava side. If a dinosaur crosses the finish line, you choose a trophy marker. When your second dinosaur arrives at the finish and you hold the egg, the game ends. You score points for trophy markers, for securing the egg and for trophy markers of the same color, deduct one point for each lava drop and win with the highest score.

Nice, featuring cute dinosaurs and a mechanism that meets many ways to play, resulting in a good family game with some tactic from the special cards.


Players: 2-4

Age: 6+

Time: 20+

Designer: Roberto Grasso

Artist: Francesco Mattioli, Fabio Maiorana

Price: ca. 30 Euro

Publisher: Ares Games 2014


Genre: Racing, collecting

Users: For families

Version: multi

Rules: de en it

In-game text: no



Familiar topic

Very attractive components

Good family game, with some tactics, even for inexperienced players


Compares to:

All games card-driven for movement and actions


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 2

Tactic (turquoise): 1

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 2

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0