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Dino Crunch Board Game: Rules for How to Play

Dino Crunch Board Game: Rules for How to Play

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The objective of Dino Crunch is to collect eggs and not be attacked by the dinosaur.


  • Insert two AA batteries into the battery compartment.
  • Attach the feet of the dinosaur to the dino nest base.
  • Lift up the leaf on the base and place the eggs inside.
  • Push back on the dino until it locks into position.
  • Turn the switch on the bottom of the base to the ON position.
  • The youngest player starts the game. Play passes left throughout the game.

How to Play Dino Crunch

You will begin your turn by rolling the die. What you roll on the die determines what you will do on your turn.

Rolling green on the die

If you roll any of the single color sides, you will take a dino egg from the nest matching the color that you rolled.

Rolling X on the die

Should you roll the “X”, you will skip the rest of your turn.

Rolling the multi-color side of the die

Finally if you roll the side with four colors on it, you can choose to take an egg of any color from the nest.

After you complete the action corresponding to what you rolled, your turn ends. Play passes to the player on your left.

Taking an Egg

If you roll a single color side or the multi-color side, you will have to take one egg from the nest.

Carefully lift up the leaf so you don’t alert the dinosaur. If you lift it up too hard, it may make the dinosaur attack. Use the tweezers in order to grab an egg that matches the color you rolled.

Grabbing an egg in Dino Crunch
The current player used the tweezers to grab a green egg from the nest.

If you remove an egg and the dinosaur doesn’t attack, you keep the egg for the rest of the game.

Should the dino attack during your turn, you are eliminated from the game.

The dinosaur attacks the current player
The current player alerted the dinosaur and it attacked. They are eliminated from the game.

Winning the Game

There are two ways of playing Dino Crunch.

The main way of playing the game is to keep playing after the dino attacks a player. When a dino attacks a player, they are eliminated from the game. The remaining players keep playing until only one player remains. Reset the dino by pressing back on its body. The last remaining player wins the game.

The other way of playing the game involves the game ending when one player is attacked. The remaining players count up how many eggs they collected during the game. The player that collects the most eggs, wins the game.

Winning Dino Crunch
At the end of the game the remaining players have these eggs. Since the top player collected the most eggs, they have won the game.

Dino Crunch FAQ

If you have any questions about how to play the game, leave a comment below on this post. I will try to answer any questions asked as best and as quickly as possible.

Components for Dino Crunch


  • Dino
  • Dino Nest Base
  • Die (the sides are green, red, yellow, blue, multi-color, X)
  • 20 Eggs (5 of each color)
  • Tweezers
  • Instructions

Year: 2010 | Publisher: Drumond Park Ltd, Goliath Games

Genres: Children’s, Dexterity

Ages: 4+ | Number of Players: 2-4 | Length of Game: 10-20 minutes

Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: High

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