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There are three distinct variations of Velociraptor which were cloned by InGen, not counting sexual dimorphism seen within each individual version. However, despite the surface level variations, each sub-species remains relatively similiar in terms of physical attributes. Each species is roughly 6 feet tall…

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Can You Survive Isla Nublar? ‘Jurassic Park: Danger’ Board Game is Out Now!

The T. rex, the Dilophosaurus and the Velociraptor are back! You can now play through your own adventure on Isla Nublar thanks to the new board game Jurassic Park: Danger!

With thanks to the wonderful people at Ravensburger we got the chance to play the upcoming board game and experience the fun adventures that Isla Nublar has to offer.

This is a 2-5 player game – one player will control the dinosaurs, the other player(s) controlling the humans from paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant to computer programmer Dennis Nedry. The synopsis for the game is as follows:

The first visitors have arrived at Jurassic Park to see its miraculous dinosaurs firsthand. But chaos has hit Isla Nublar – the power is out, and the prehistoric creatures are on the hunt! One player controls the T. Rex, Dilophosaurus, and Velociraptor, prowling through the jungle to attack the humans. The other players team up as characters from the classic movie, struggling to get Jurassic Park back online and escape the island before they become pray!

The board game itself forms Isla Nublar when pieced together, with surrounding borders, perimeter pieces and the central ‘Start’ piece. It includes a number of iconic locations on the island including the maintenance shed, control center and visitors center.

     

The goals for the dinosaurs and humans are different – if you’re playing as the dinosaurs then your aim is to eliminate 3 human characters to win. If you’re playing as the humans, you must work together to Activate the locations (the maintenance shed etc), achieve your character’s person goal to collect the goal token, and then make it to the helicopter!

There are 10 character’s from the original movie to play as and while many would choose the heroes of Jurassic Park, the villain or even the lawyer may be a wiser choice in certain situations. Each character can use their unique ‘free action’ that helps the team reach their objective, even Dennis Nedry! Ellie Sattler’s free action is called ‘Dino Droppings’ and when played, a character in the same place on the board can return TWO of their used cards back into their pile.

     

The dinosaurs themselves are (as expected) incredibly powerful and will do whatever they can to stop the human characters leaving the island. The dinosaurs intention is to stay ahead of the humans and block them from progression at any point they can, and with the additional ‘Free Actions’ they can play, there’s a strong chance the dinosaurs with come out on top!

     

The number of characters, cards and gameplay options mens the board game itself has a big replay value with variable strategies to win!

The design and artwork designed for this game show that the designers at Ravensburger are fans of the franchise and if you’re looking for a couple of hours of fun then this is worth picking up! Jurassic Park: Danger brings back all the nostalgia from the original film and provides a fun adventure for families and friends.

     

Jurassic Park: Danger is a game for ages 10 and up, can be played by 2-5 players and the designers give an estimated game time of 50 minutes. The game is retailing for $24.99 and is available exclusively at Target. Will you be playing the game? Let us know in the comments section below!

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19 thoughts on “Can You Survive Isla Nublar? ‘Jurassic Park: Danger’ Board Game is Out Now!

    1. That’s really sad. I often bring my JP/// Island Survival Game with me to friend hang-outs. (I don’t trust folks with the JP or TLW ones; but the JP/// one is pretty sturdy.) After they’ve played it once, people start specifically requesting I bring it! (And this is both among inebriated folks and sober…though those a few beers in often need a little assistance moving their game pieces.) Maybe try it out among some sloshed-but-not-too-sloshed folks?

  1. Ok and how are non-American people from the rest of the world able to get this game when its target exclusive? Why isnt is buyable in the rest of the world?

    I looked forward to playing this game but now I wont be able to buy it unless I go to the USA and visite a target in persoon. I can only buy thing online using my Dutch bank and I can only buy with euro’s.

    So stupid. Once again, the americans get it all and the rest of the world can get lost!

    1. I made a tweet on my twitterpage JurassicWorldFan to show Ravenburger/Universal the Jurassic Park fans out of the USA (basically the rest of the whole globe) want this boardgame in their stores too. If you live outside the USA and want this boardgame, like and retweet that tweet to show them the world and the Jurassic Park fanbase is bigger than the USA(fans) and Target costumers!

      We want this amazing board game in stores too!!

  2. Looks fun! So sorry for you guys that aren’t in the USA. Maybe try Amazon? Do they have Amazon outside the US?

    1. Target does not ship internationally. (only to US / Canada / Mexico). Great for us in the UK. I tried to get an explanation from their web chat but going by the terrible English, the person I was chatting to was working from an overseas call centre (and I do not mean based in the USA). His helpful suggestion was to phone Target. I live in the UK. Not feasible. Hopefully Target will reach out and find a UK distributor.

      1. I know right? It’s so annoying that the USA get exclusive product so often and the rest of the world can get lost.

        I even already asked some other fans to play this game a lot when it comes out. Well, I can cancel those plans now…

        I hope this board game will come to Europe SOON! The USA is not the only country on the globe.

  3. On Amazon they also only shell stuff for dollars i think. Just like on the target webshop. And well, if you live in Holland like me, you only have euro’s to pay with. And I also don’t have a credit card or what ever pay method I can use to buy international.

    So this really s*cks. Guesse I will never be able to buy and play it. Real bummer 🙁

  4. I get Target in Australia. I was worried about the JP Lego set being unavailable here, but it’s everywhere. The only things I haven’t been able to find are the Colossal Rex and Mosasaurus. There’s more LEGO than I can jump over which is not what I was expecting.

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