BABYDINO is a family board game in which each player will start from a dino egg that must transform into a new born baby dino. The winner of the game will be the fastest one.
The game is composed of a multitude of die-cut pieces, a deck of 20 prehistoric cards and personalized dice. The mechanisms of the game are mainly dice management, which will help you first to break the shell of your egg, and then to place the dinosaur pieces in their corresponding place. But the task will not be simple because one of the dice is destined to avoid that the rivals get their complete dinosaur.
-description from BGG
This is a simple children’s game. Each player starts with an egg pieced together and chooses a dinosaur. Players roll four dice: one red and three purple. The purple dice allow that player to crack their egg (remove an egg piece), pop their dinosaur out of their egg (place a dinosaur piece in an empty spot) or remove an ostrich piece (other players can attack with an ostrich). The red die affects other players through different ways. This goes on until someone fully has their dinosaur assembled.
I enjoy introducing these types of games to my nieces and nephew. And they love dinosaurs so I knew this could be a hit.
As mentioned above, the game is composed of die-cut pieces, a deck of 20 prehistoric cards and personalized dice. All of these are well made for a children’s game. The rulebook was easy to follow.
The artwork is very cute. It makes me reminisce of Little Foot from the Land Before Time movies. The kids enjoyed the dinosaurs.
This game is fun with the kids. However, one of my nieces and my nephew are super competitive and seemed to always “attack” each other which produced in some sibling rivalry. One thought they shouldn’t be allowed to do it everytime while the other just did because it was allowed. It is a good opportunity to explain strategy to kids of that age.
Publisher suggests 5+. I agree. It is a children’s game and there is not much to difficulty.
Overall, this is a cute game and one that we will probably play again when they get a little bit older and wiser. They didn’t always enjoy the ostrich coming to attack or an asteroid card taking out their entire egg and starting over. Some of these things although fun can be a little brutal for a younger audience to understand.