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2017: the year of the dinosaur in tabletop gaming?

Giving stuff a Triple A status is commonly used for movies, videogames, clothing brands or brands. But in tabletop gaming there are also a few publishers and companies who have achieved the Triple A status and two of these “big players”will/have publish(ed) games with the same theme this year which happens to be one of my biggest favourites since I was six years old, Dinosaurs! RAAAAAWR!

The two publishers are Wizards of the Coast, renowned for both the worldwide card game phenomenon Magic: the Gathering and the famous roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons created by Gary Gygax back in 1974. The other publisher is Osprey Wargames (part of Osprey Publishing) who started publishing their first rulesset in 2011 (Dux Bellorum by Dan Mersey) and has published amazing rules ever since, with their biggest hit no doubt being Frostgrave by Joseph A. McCullough.

So if you are crazy about dinosaurs and also like to play tabletop games, 2017 is your year. Let me show you why.

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Cretacea

Kickstarter review: Cretacea: A Game of Gargantuan Survival

Dinosaurs! I’ve always loved dinosaurs, these huge creatures that once stomped over the world tickled my imagination from a very young age. When people asked me what I wanted to be when I was six years old I always said “I want to be a paleontologist” and then I had to explain to family and teachers what that was. Of course I also played with dinosaur toys a lot and now thanks to Cretacea, I can do it again on the tabletop. (Not that I needed an excuse to play with dinosaurs mind you :p )

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