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Store:  Family Games, Card Games
Theme:  Dinosaur, Prehistoric
Genre:  Set Collection
Format:  Card Games


English language edition

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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 45 minutes 3-5

Designer(s): Hanno Kuhn, Wilfried Kuhn

Manufacturer(s): Rio Grande Games, Hans im Gluck

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Product Description

Players are the researchers working feverishly to collect as many dinosaur eggs as possible to protect them from the meteors that are crashing into earth. On each turn, the players choose to play high cards to collect eggs or low cards to be able to direct future collecting efforts. The turns end with meteor strikes that destroy the very resources (cards) the players need to collect eggs. As some eggs are more valuable than others, the winner will be the player who collects the most points in dinosaur eggs in the 12 rounds of the game.

Product Information


  • 85 dinosaur cards
  • 5 trump cards
  • 30 dinosaur egg cards
  • 3 rule summaries
  • rules

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 3 in 1 review

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Solid fun, but nothing special
December 05, 2000

I have to agree with Stuart Dagger's review in Counter about this game. T-Rex has some novel mechanics, and the card play is interesting enough, but nothing special. The graphics are rather garish, with very busy backgrounds that detract from the functionality of the cards. A more muted design would have helped.

Secondly, there is absolutely NO relationship between the card mechanics and the theme. Reiner Knizia's Vampire has been accused of this, but T-Rex seems to be a worse offender. I think a closer relation of mechanics and theme could have put the game over the top, but alas...

T-Rex is fun. The variable length of a round and the unusual trump mechanics make for a game with a certain amount of skill involved, but there just doesn't seem to be enough here to make it a first pick.

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