• Qwinto and Illusion are coming this Summer from Pandasaurus Games!

    Presenting Illusion by the designer of The Mind and Qwinto, the roll-n-write follow-up to Qwixx!

    Two new pint-sized babies are joining the Pandasaurus family! Illusion and Qwinto are joining the ranks of The Mind and The Game and will be for sale at Gen Con and at retail in August!

    Illusion is the follow-up to The Mind by lauded designer, Wolfgang Warsch. Get ready for a head-scratching good time in which perception is everything and players must use a keen eye to decide what is reality and what is illusion in order to win. Who has the right perspective not to be fooled? You can call itcompetitive optical illusions! Find out more about this German sensation here!

    Qwinto is the rousing, fast-paced dice game from the people who brought you Qwixx, where one person rolls and everyone takes their turn. But be sure to think fast. Players must fill their colored rows as quickly and cleverly as possible to snag the most bonus points and win the game! Qwinto is elegantly simple, but packed with depth. You’re not going to want to put it down. Trust.

  • The Game is back with all new artwork!

    The highly-addictive Spiel des Jahres nominee that countless people have grown to love is getting a new look for its Target debut!!

    Pandasuaurus Games is thrilled to announce that The Game, the lighting-fast co-op that’s as tough to beat as it is a blast to play, will be available in all Target stores across the country come August! This exclusive version features all new artwork by the inimitable Kwanchai Moriya (Dinosaur Island, Kodama) that represents the passage of time—from atoms to dinosaurs and all the way to space exploration! Be it game groups, conventions or family nights, this breath-taking beauty is sure to enact smiles all around.

    The Game is part of our growing family of addictive, family fun including The Mind—the buzziest game of the year (and fellow Spiel nom) that’s captured critics and gamer’s hearts alike! And stay-tuned for two new Gen Con releases that are a perfect fit to the family and will have tongues wagging!
    Love for The Mind:

    The Mind invites you to participate in the performance of a magic trick. You become both audience and performer, playing a trick on your fellow players while amazing yourself in the process.” – Eric Martin, BGG

    “It’s marvellous. It’s magical. It’s almost a mystery how you even did it.” – Shut Up & Sit Down

  • The Mind is Here: The Game Everyone is Talking About is Landing this Summer!

    The Mind is one of the very best games that I have played this year. In the last twelve months. In the last twenty-four. Brace yourself, plant your feet, tense your muscles and tug that timeline back as far as you want and I think The Mind is still one of the very best games I have played between now and whenever.” – Shut Up & Sit Down

    The Mind is a phenomena. If you haven’t already heard of the little, German game buzzing through cons and friend-circles, here is what you need to know:

    • Recently nominated for the Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year).
    • Has been living at the top of the BGG Hotness for months before US release.
    • BGG’s Eric Martin and Shut Up & Sit Down both penned long form odes on their love of The Mind. Many more have gushed on Twitter.
    • The buzziest game of both The Gathering and Geekway to The West.
    • Launching at Origins 2018 in booth #965
    • Releasing in stores a few weeks later in July of 2018!

     

    In The Mind, players are tasked with discarding cards in the right order, completely silently with some clever caveats. But how do you know what is in someone’s hands without speaking? How do you make the right decision when the game is on the line?
    While the rules are simple, surviving every level is anything but…
    Love for The Mind:

    The Mind invites you to participate in the performance of a magic trick. You become both audience and performer, playing a trick on your fellow players while amazing yourself in the process.” – Eric Martin, BGG

    “It’s marvellous. It’s magical. It’s almost a mystery how you even did it.” – Shut Up & Sit Down

  • Nyctophobia Announcement – Are you Afraid of the Dark?

    Welcome to Nyctophobia. A game like no other. 

    Nyctophobia means fear of the dark. Welcome to the experiential table top game that is going to redefine what it means to play a game. Nyctophobia is a cooperative experience of survival where up to four players must work together to escape a maniacal predator chasing them in a pitch black forest. But there’s a wrinkle: would be survivors play the game with blackout glasses. Players cannot see the board and have to rely on touch to navigate their way to safety.

    So, are you afraid of the dark?

    Players cannot see the board and have to rely on touch, communication and spacial puzzle-ing to navigate their way to safety. Will you survive?

    Players can choose from two different, totally unique game play experiences with Nyctophobia: The Hunted—available at friendly local game stores and online—and Nyctophobia: Vampire Encounter—available exclusively at Target. Both versions hit stores this August. The Hunted will be available for purchase at Gen Con.

    The night is cold and dark. It’s hard to see where you are or where you’ve been. “A road trip gone awry” is a charitable description of the world you and your friends find yourself trapped in. No one will ever believe you. This kind of stuff only happens in movies, Right?

    Well, tell that to the man with the axe whose been stalking you. Tell that to your friend who had to dodge his blade, or maybe that was just a mage messing with your mind.

    In Nyctophobia, you will attempt to outrun and outsmart an axe murderer or mage who is hunting you. Player’s must blindly navigate it, all while trying to find their car and get out of the forest alive. A team of up to 4 players will wear blackout glasses and try and take on the single player taking ont he role of the hunter.

    The Twist? Only the Hunter can see what’s going on around them. The Hunted players will have the navigate the board through touch and memory only!

     

    Incredible buzz, incredible innovation, incredible story…
    Nyctophobia was conceived by designer Catherine Stippel as a stirring, sensory experience in which players must interact with a board game the same way a person without sight would. After years of playing games with her blind uncle, she was able to create a game in which touch and spacial manipulation are key. A board game experience as unique as it is enthralling.
    ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?

    One amazing game, two unique experiences.

    Nyctophobia: The Hunted will be coming to GenCon this August and hobby retail a few weeks after the show and features two unique experiences for players, the Axe Murderer and the Mage.

    The Axe Murderer is stalking you and your friends in the forest.   Plodding forward without care or thought, chopping the trees that separate you down to get to you all the quicker.   This is the most basic and carnal of all of the experiences you can encounter in Nyctophobia.   Pure fear, pure terror.

    The Mage is a trickster.  It’s not enough for her to hunt her victims.  Messing with their mind, manipulating the forest around them and leaving her opponents more lost than when she found them is her aim.  She’ll rotate the map, move trees around the forest and generally confuse the players.

    Nyctophobia: Vampire Encounter will be coming exclusively to Target retailers this August and will feature a unique experience.  In Vampire Encounter there is a single unique experience for you and your friends.  The Vampire has kidnapped one of your friends and brought them under his control.   It’s up to the other players to rescue the familiar (an NPC character) and bring them back to safety.   But, the Vampire can control the familiar and the player who is leading them out of the forest.

  • Dinosaur Island: Back from Extinction!

    Back from Extinction

    Dinosaur Island Is Back on Kickstarter.  NOW!

    Dinosaur Island is the product of an insanely succesful Kickstarter last Spring. We were lucky to have the backing of over 6,000 awesome fans worldwide.  We released the retail edition in late 2017 and then something unexpected happened.  It sold out instantly and started going for ridiculous prices on the secondary market.   Then our backers started raving about the game online.  Tom Vasel of the Dice Tower named it one of his top 5 games of 2017 and we were awarded with 4 Golden Geek nominations including strategy game of the year, thematic game of the year, best artwork and presentation and overall game of the year.  It’s been a wild ride for Dino Island since he was first unleashed on the world just a few months ago.

    Now it’s back and better than ever along with the Totally Liquid Expansion that adds a 5th player, Water Dinosaurs, New parkboard extensions, special executive worker meeples and so much more.  It’s a ton of fun, and you can grab it now on Kickstarter.

    We’ve also got the stand-alone 2 player game Duelosaur Island.  Quicker play times, amazing components and all new game play.  Plus, the dice from Duelosaur can integrate with the base game and visa versa for even more variability!

    We’ve been asking players what they wanted from a Dinosaur Island expansion for the last year+ and have been listening, working and testing (and testing, and testing) and Dinosaur Island: Totally Liquid is the result!  We’ll be revealing Water Dinoz, new extensions and executives throughout the campaign so keep your eyes glued here for new content!

    And yes, we have been listening.   Introducing Moriya Labs, the 5th player expansion for the game!

    Dinosaur Island: Totally Liquid adds lots of cool new mechanisms to the game on top of a 5th player setup.

    Pandasaurus Games is proud to announce a brand new stand-alone 2 player sequel to Dinosaur Island: Duelosaur Island!

    Designed by Ian Moss and developed by Dinosaur Island designer Jon Gilmour, Duelosaur has completely unique mechanics that make it an amazing experience that is sure to add to anyone’s collection.  Duelosaur Island brings back a lot of the same feeling that players loved about Dinosaur Island, but introduces an entirely new hand-management tableau-building engine that is unlike anything you’ve seen in Dinosaur Island, and a really tense “I cut you choose” dice drafting mechanic.  The first-player will roll the DNA dice and give each die a different bonus, with the second player choosing the DNA to take first.  So, do you give the DNA you want the best bonus and risk your opponent taking it?

  • Welcome to the New Home of Pandasaurus Games

    Please pardon our dust, we’re working on a brand new, faster and more responsive website.  It means a lot of our old content (State of the Saurus, Wasteland Wednesdays) has been lost to the aether, but we’re going to be replacing it with weekly VLOGs, updates on all of our upcoming games and more.  This is going to be a great spot to land, find a place to play our games, find out about new games first and generally hang out with Team Pandasaurus!

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