Fossilis came with a unique design challenge… how to get all of the fossils and rock hammers distributed into the dig site so that players won’t know where they are! We developed the amazing solution below!
- Sprinkle the fossils and rock hammers in evenly.
- Put the lid on and shake gently. Slide the site map in and take the lid off.
- Add the terrain tiles onto the site map.
- Use the blocker to help slide the site map out from under the tiles, and you’re done!
In Fossilis you spend plaster to find and extract dinosaur fossils from the unique 3D dig site, actually using tweezers to pick the bone you want from its hiding spot. Store the bone or add it to a dino display you’re preparing in your lab!
Each turn, you have three energy points to spend moving around the site, collecting plaster, digging through layers of terrain, and extracting fossils.
As you remove Terrain tiles from the board, you claim the tile for the precious fragments (eggshells, footprints, and amber) found on them. They can be used to buy helpful Tools or Supplies.
Sometimes you’ll find lost rock hammers in the dirt… return them to the display to learn game-changing skills as a reward!
You can claim a dinosaur to your lab as long as you have at least one of its required bones. Your lab can only hold one dinosaur at a time, so you must score your dinosaur before taking another.
The plaster pool works as a timer for the game. Each time it’s exhausted, an Event takes place that may have positive or negative effects on the game. Once the last pool runs out, game end is trigged. You earn points for the Tools and Supplies you’ve claimed and the different sets of dinosaurs you’ve collected throughout the game.
Ready to dig in deep? Bebo of Be Bold Games presents a trademark How to Play video below, delivering all the gritty details of how to explore the dig site!