Fossil Hunters

Like paleontology, but less messy!

This is it: your first field assignment! And it looks like you've struck the mother lode this time. Over a dozen dinosaur fossils lie buried in a huge slab of rock. Time and the relentless forces of geology have mixed up the bodies, but that's a small problem for your team. For now, sharpen your chisels and ready that hammer! It's time to get cracking, and liberate the precious fossils from their rocky tomb. For the good of science (and your own reputation) be sure to claim the biggest and best fossils yourself!

Fossil Hunters is a game of area control for 2-5 players. All players have access to the same slab of rock. The goal is to split it apart, divide the spoils, and form complete dinosaur skeletons. And the bigger the better! Who wouldn't want a Tyrannosaurus Rex in their living room... or the Smithsonian, if the price was right...

Got a minute? The video below shows a time-lapse of the game from beginning to end. As you can see, it takes not much longer than the set-up time for Dominion!




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Cool Factors

  • Plays quickly, even with five players.
  • Every move affects everyone else!
  • It has DINOSAURS! Rawr!


DesignerKevin Lanzing
Average Rating (1)
Publish DateOctober 10, 2015
DepartmentBoard Games
SettingModern / Present
AudienceCasual Gamer
Primary MechanicArea Control
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