Review: Fossil Hunters

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!

It has an interesting varient on the area-control mechanic where you use colored wooden sticks to break off the game board. There is also a compelling resource management strategy—you need to decide wherether you want to wait for more sticks, or whether to use the sticks that you already have to break apart the game board tiles. You want to get tiles to complete your dino-fossils before others can get to them. This all comes in a small little box—amazing! The art and production quality is servicable, but the game is awesome.

Check out the game on The Game Crafter.