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Pandasaurus Games Announces Mental Blocks

March 24, 2019

Mental Blocks is a game of puzzling perspectives from Pandasaurus Games, designed by Micah Sawyer and developed by Jonathan Gilmour (Dead of WinterDinosaur Island)!

Players complete a puzzle using oversized foam blocks, but can only see one perspective of the design. You’ll have to cooperate to complete the puzzle as a team, but you had better hurry – there’s a time limit. Plus, players have different additional challenges, such as no talking, or not touching certain color blocks.

Mental Blocks is fast, frantic fun, with 60 puzzles in the box – 30 Family mode and 30 Challenge mode, that all ramp in difficulty. You can also add a traitor to add even more chaos to the mix!

Jon Gilmour Joins Pandasaurus Games as Head of Game Development

Oct 31, 2018

Pandasaurus Games would like to welcome another member to Team Pandasaurus!

World renound nice-guy and amazing designer Jonathan Gilmour has joined the team as the head of Game Development.

Jonathan has been a great friend of ours and a designer we were blessed to work with for a while now on hits like Wasteland Express and Dinosaur Island, and now he will be handing the development duties on all of our internally developed games.  Dead Man’s Cabal is the first of many great things on the horizon with Jon!

To quote Jon:  “It’s been a pleasure working with Pandasaurus Games on Wasteland Express Delivery Service and Dinosaur Island! The care and attention that they give their games made them one of the top companies that I wanted to partner with. Over the years we’ve developed a great working relationship, helping on development of several of their titles (Nyctophobia, Duelosaur Island, and Dead Man’s Party), and I’m very excited to continue that relationship coming on board with them full time. I am very excited about the projects that we have in the pipeline!”

The Mind, Coming in July

June 10, 2018

The Mindfrom Pandasaurus Games, is more than just a game. It’s an experiment, a journey, a team experience in which you can’t exchange information, yet will become one to defeat all the levels of the game.

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

Starfall coming from Pandasaurus Games

August 9th, 2016

This November, StarFall from Pandasaurus Games comes to tabletops worldwide!

In StarFall, two to four players will play as prestigious astronomers observing the night sky and competing to discover elaborate formations in the sky. Designed by Scott Almes (Tiny Epic Kingdoms, Harbour, Tiny Epic Western, Tiny Epic Galaxy) and published by the team behind Machi Koro and The Game, StarFall is 30 minutes of all-ages fun.

New Amsterdam from Pandasaurus Games on Kickstarter

June 12th, 2013

Pandasaurus Games has posted a new Kickstarter project for a new game entitled New Amsterdam.  New Amsterdam is to be an area control, auction bidding, and set collection game that takes place in Old World USA.

New Amsterdam was founded by the Dutch West Indies Company in order to encourage the lucrative beaver pelt trade with the local Native American hunters along the Hudson River. To establish a trading post there, they needed a town and a fort, which was built on the tip of the Island of Manhattan.

To encourage European patroons – that is, settlers of means or noble birth – to populate the colony, they granted them land in the new colony. The patrons became the lords of a new feudal system not unlike that seen in Europe.

In New Amsterdam, players are those patroons, and they bid on action lots in order to build businesses, work land for both food and building materials, compete in elections, ship furs to the Old World, and trade with the Lenape Tribe – a process that gets more complicated as players claim more land and push the Lenape camps farther up the Hudson River

new amsterdam board

In this game, you are master builders working on the families’ construction commissions for such towers. You build the towers from different-colored bricks you receive from the game’s cards. But be careful: once you’ve started construction on a tower, you must keep erecting it every turn, or it will be torn down as abandoned construction. Pay attention to other players’ projects, so that they don’t snatch commissions you were counting on right from under your nose!