Thursday, February 23, 2023

Go Fish Dinos, By KOSO Games - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Card game with dinosaurs theme  

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Recommended age:  7 year-old ++   

Who would love this: A must-have for dinosaur lovers - Anyone who enjoys strategy games + dinos would love it! 

I’m not a “card game” person. Apart from UNO and a few others, there are probably not many card games that are in my “favourites list”. Thank you KOSO Games for challenging my limited perception and introduce us to this wonderful “Go Fish Dinos”! 

Why I love ❤️ this game: 

(1) 13 Categories Of Dinos - Like the classic “Go Fish” game, players race to collect the most groups of 4 cards, with one major difference: the dino theme! The 52 cards are divided into 13 categories of dinosaurs, including the “deadliest” “largest”, “smallest”, “fastest” etc. Each category comprises 4 pre-historic creatures that capture our imagination! Eg. there are 4 dinosaurs in the “smartest” group - Troodon, Velociraptor, Deinonychus, Allosaurus. I love that each category is colour coded (eg “largest dinos” are labelled in pink, and “horned dinos” in purple). So if you have kids that can’t read yet but can recognise colours, they can easily join-in the game with their older siblings!

(2) Pictures + Names - Each card features the picture and name of a dinosaur. I love that each card includes the long (difficult to  pronounce) name and a cuddly nickname. For example, “pterodactyl” is also known as “The Dart” (probably due to its super sharp teeth), and “Pegomastax” is also called “The Porcupine” (because of the bristles that cover its entire body). Love it! 

(3) Fun Facts - Each of the card also completes with 3 fun facts about a dinosaur (seriously, how cool are they!). Have you heard of “Microraptor”, a feathered dino that “looked like a cross between a chicken and a hawk”? What about “Sharovipteryx” that “had a strange skin-like wings that grew on its back legs”. I’m absolutely loving it! 

(4) 2 Ways To Play - The classic “Go Fish” rules apply - the objective is to gather the most groups of 4 cards by asking another player (player B) for a category of cards, or drawing from the pile when player B does not have the requested cards. Alternatively, we can also play the “Lizard King” variant by accumulating scores (some cards can earn us extra bonus points!). I love that the game incorporates strategy, decision-making, memory skill, and a touch of luck. 

This is a must-have for all dino lovers! 

# gifted in exchange for review 

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