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DINOSAUR WARGAME: Cretacea - The game of gargantuan survival
by David F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/23/2019 14:07:41

Right out of the gate this game is a labour of love and it shows. Arthur Hannan has created a fantastic dinosaur wargame that draws from Mesozoic Era history, specifically the Cretacea Era as noted in the title. This game is 44 pages (including the cover and back of the book) and upon looking at the front of the book or reading the pdf, the imagery of the roaring T-Rex draws you in. The entire book is well laid out and very straight forward and easy to understand. The mix of artwork and photography of miniatures sets the tone and instantly makes you want to take a bucket of dinos and start repainting and basing them to create your own herd, and get to playing the game yourself. I feel the game is one people should not miss out on and there is an opportunity found within this game to not only use it as a solid wargame, but as an educational tool in teaching kids of all ages about dinosaurs. It also is a great way to introduce them to the wargaming hobby. Even if only to take that journey through painting/basing minis (if you want to), building a playmat or gaming board as well as creating lots of scatter terrain (It is another way to research the habitat these dinosaurs lived in during the time and recreate that on your tabletop) such as trees, shurbs, outcroppings of rocks, swamp and more.

For those who don't want to do all the wargame hobby bits, it does come with (speaking of the pdf) printable 2D top down view of dinos and gaming tokens along with a pdf of suggested force builds to get you started on your way. The concepts are fun and exciting and the fact that it is a dinosaur wargame wins it points on that alone. But the system is solid and very enjoyable and I hope we see more expansive material in the future. I honestly feel that this game is a diamond in the rough and has lots of potential for expansion if more people check it out, enjoy it, and recommend it to others.



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DINOSAUR WARGAME: Cretacea - The game of gargantuan survival
by Joshua T. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/11/2018 20:23:48

Great rules with some really fun concepts. Plus it's a Dino's miniatures game. some great printable tokens are included although I'd perfer 2D standees instead of the flats, but there is the Internet and photo editing software to make your own 2D minis. can be played with cheap toy Dino's or nice metal ones too. wish you could play carnivore vs carnivore or herbivore vs herbivore but you could easily come up with a custom scenario for it.



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Cretacea: Demo Game (Dinosaurs!)
by A customer [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/07/2016 18:13:05

Understanding that this is only a Demo game. and so is a bit limited by that, which is the reason I rated 4 stars this is a ton of fun! I'm looking forward to playing this with my nephews

this game has a depth of decision making that is unexpected for the subject. And those decsions matter. The game is simple enough to be understood without a lot of effort as well.

Presentation of this product is very nice, quite slick actually. I can not recall finding any significant typos.

overall I'm looking forward to the rest of the game when it comes out and will be buying it.



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