All backers and pre-orders will receive our Kickstarter Limited Exclusive mini-expansion with two new dinos to add to your game! The Sail and Tail dinos! This mini-expansion adds in a Dimetrodon and an Anklyosaurus! New dino cards, New dino meeples, and New tiles to expand your game!
Be the first to complete your museum exhibit with 3 assembled dinos!
How to Play in 2 minutes!
We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Jenefer Ham Glass to make a custom hand crafted glass dino stegosaurus meeple for the game! We are huge fans of her work and are excited to find an opportunity to be able to work with her. This $25 USD add-on will give you:
This will make your game unique and your play experience a bit more exciting as everyone at the table hopes to have the GLASS Stegosaurus in their section of the museum exhibit.
For those that would like to add the glass stegosaurus dino please add it to your cart on the Add-ons page.
"This is gunna be a really cool little family game that I think will be well received. The art is absolutely gorgeous! And I love the presentation of the game! "-Brawlin' Brothers Boardgaming Podcast (Goto 1 hour 51 minutes for Dinos Not Assembled goodness)
"It lays a good ground work for children learning strategy games... This is a pretty solid kids game. ...It's in the upper tier of children's games that I've played... "
- Plumpy Thimble and a parent's perspective!
"In addition to being an excellent streamlined but not over simplified game, the artwork is absolutely gorgeous!" - Bebo
"It’s a cute game that has easy-to-understand rules, and the gameplay is a mix of set collection with a touch of “take that.” - Geek Dad Review
A video interview on how to design accessible family friendly games with The Cardboard Herald
"It's fun. It's sweet. It's a really nice entry game. "- The Cardboard Kid
"If I didn’t stop for a moment and gush about the art, I’d be doing this game a huge disservice. The art is amazing." - The Rat Hole
Green Akers Games Interview
We will be subsidizing the shipping costs so that it is more affordable for everyone. We will be using fulfillment companies in Canada, Europe, Australia, and South East Asia to make shipping customs friendly and duty free.
Thing 12 Games is a team of passionate game developers with decades of combined experience in the video game industry. We have a love of the tangible camaraderie that only comes from gathering around a kitchen table, and engaging in excavating dinosaur bones!
And... rolling for crowns!
And... booming our friends!
And... becoming a plundering pirate!
And... unleashing Cthulian horrors! Or stopping that from happening!
Dawson Kemper (Designer): Dawson is a 9 year old kid who loves playing Magic, board games, and spending time with his family. He recently co-designed this game: Dinos Not Assembled with his mom Alice Davis. He also has a younger sister that bothers him daily. Dawson loves to go golfing with his step-dad, swimming, and enjoys trying new things all the time.
Alice Davis (Designer): Alice is a full time Mom of Two, a full time director of activities, and a freelance game designer. She has a passion for making games. Alice has designed a few games such as Thieves Den, Dinos Not Assembled, her newest Bee Boppin’, and Co-Designed Kitten Klash with Matt Jacobs. If you would like to reach out to her, find her on Twitter @pa8ted.
Jeff Willis (Game Artist): Jeff is a fulltime creative soul. Among his many roles he teaches art part time at elementary schools in Redmond WA, he’s a video game artist and creator of McDivot the golf-hating gopher for “Fairway Solitaire” from Big Fish Games. Jeff has done illustration, animation, story-telling, freelance art, Wizard Cards and cartooning in his panoramic experience. Yes, he loves dinosaurs!
You can find out more about this Artistasaurus at https://www.jeffwillisartist.com/
Sean Epperson (Design Support): After the follow up to our second game, the award winning Click Click Boom, Sean left to seek out eldritch knowledge and power for further game designs. He came back with the artifact known as The Seals of Cthulhu. When not gibbering about creatures found in non-Euclidean geometry, he records a podcast with the Board Game Alliance on BJ's Geek Nation podcast network, and scrawling mad notes about future Thing 12 games. We should all be worried.
Darrin Michelson (Graphic Design): is a graphic designer and illustrator who has worked on everything from games to gravestones. He enjoys working himself to death and anything involving the words 'Inception' and 'The Prestige.' And dogs seem to think he's okay.
Sean Harrold (Product Management): is a video game industry veteran by day and a 'creatives' wrangler by night. He started Thing 12 Games with the goal of creating a safe space for all of his artist and designer friends. He manages all of the 'business' side of making games so that his friends can focus on being creative.
It's a race from excavation to exhibit!
Be the first to complete your exhibit in the dinos museum!
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-Rest of World: $16
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