Twenty-five years ago, Steven Spielberg brought dinosaurs to life before our eyes with revolutionary visual effects in the original Jurassic Park. To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, MONDO is releasing Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene, an asymmetrical board game for 2-4 players, ages 14 & up.
Players of The Chaos Gene can choose from 4 different factions, each having unique play-styles and win conditions: Raptors, Tyrannosaurus Rex, InGen, and Park Visitors. The Raptors rely on their cunning and stealth to attack humans and other animals in the park. The T-Rex is loud and fast, rushing towards completing its own objectives. InGen must manage resources to keep the park up and running, despite the chaos wrought by the dinos. Finally, the Park Visitors bring unique character skills and potent faction abilities to the table, navigating the park’s dangers to accomplish their goals. The game comes with multiple scenarios and features modular environment tiles, which coupled with the asymmetrical faction options, should provide quite a bit of replayability.
MONDO’s lead game scientist, Luke Byers, spearheaded the development team for the game, which features the artwork of Matthew Woodson.
You can sign up for updates on the game’s website, with an expected release in fall of 2018.
For those attending San Diego Comic-Con, MONDO is offering opportunities to grab one of four Jurassic Park patches by visiting their booth (#435).
Random factoid: known for revolutionizing visual effects and CGI movie magic, Jurassic Park only contains about 14 minutes of dinosaur-related visual effects. And a whopping 4 minutes of those were computer-generated.