December 7, 2021 – Funko and Prospero Hall have announced that a Jurassic Park Legacy board game has been developed and is coming soon. Titled Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar, the thematically rich title will be coming to Kickstarter on March 22, 2022, for $120.
Besides the “inventive game mechanics and gorgeous design”, the very cool thing about this is that it is like a video game in that after you complete the 24 hours of initial gameplay, there is an endgame where it just becomes a standard game that you can play over and over again.
The game takes you through storylines found in all five films in the Jurassic World franchise – from the creation of “Jurassic Park,” through the fall of the “Jurassic World” theme park! Over the course of 12 thrilling adventures, you will transform Isla Nublar into an astonishing paradise, build your own vision of the theme park, and breed new dinosaurs. Each adventure takes about two hours to complete.
Players can team up and play as familiar characters such as Dr. John Hammond, Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, Claire Dearing, Owen Grady and more fan favorites and all new characters while developing the park and unlocking new dinosaurs. Each decision made during play will uniquely and permanently affect the course of the game, resulting in dramatically different outcomes.
Gameplay begins with detailed miniatures of four dinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Brachiosaurus and Triceratops. As players research and expand the park, they will unlock more dinosaurs from the mystery boxes while keeping park employees and visitors safe. The players’ experience will culminate in an endlessly replayable game shaped by their own unique park.
Prospero Hall is the development studio of Funko Games and they are behind such beloved board games as Horrified (2019), Disney Villainous (2018), Pan Am (2020), Jaws (2019) and Back to the Future: Back in Time (2020). They are the ones behind the robust titles from the publisher and as you can see, they have a great track record.
“We always aim to create games we want to play around stories and characters we love most,” said Deirdre Cross, Vice President of Prospero Hall. “This project has been in development for years, which has allowed us to experiment and innovate. We believe we are redefining the legacy game genre in a way that will surprise and delight tabletop and Jurassic World fans.”
Weighing a whopping 7 pounds, Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar has a unique 1950s art style inspired by the comic books and media that influenced the creation of the beloved franchise.
The game was originally announced at Gen Con in September of this year. This new announcement brought some exciting new details and there is more to come leading up to this high profile Kickstarter campaign.