FUNKO Announces New JURASSIC WORLD: THE LEGACY OF ISLA NUBLAR Board Game!

Funko Games‘ acclaimed design studio Prospero Hall has announced a new board game: Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar, slated for release in 2022!

The game was first teased back in September, and Polygon shared the exclusive reveal today.


View the full First Look at Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar video below:


From Funko Games‘ full press release:

Prospero Hall Reveals Details of Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar Legacy Tabletop Game

With more than 24 hours of thrilling customizable adventures, Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar will be coming to Kickstarter in March 2022.

Life finds a way,” and so does the passionate team at Prospero Hall, the acclaimed development studio of Funko Games, who has created a legacy game based on a blockbuster entertainment franchise — Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar, which will be launching on Kickstarter on March 22, 2022. First Look Known for its inventive game mechanics and gorgeous design, Prospero Hall delivers more than 24 hours of customizable, unique gameplay that transforms into an endlessly re-playable board game upon completion of the final adventure.

The game concept, based on the Jurassic World franchise from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, was announced this September at Gen Con. 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 – delivering more than 24 hours of rich, immersive game play experiences.

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.

“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.”

 Gameplay begins with detailed miniatures of four dinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus rexVelociraptorBrachiosaurus, 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.

Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar will be coming to Kickstarter on March 22, 2022 for $120, distributed by Funko Games.  Weighing a whopping 7 pounds, Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublarhas a unique 1950s art style inspired by the comic books and media that influenced the creation of the beloved franchise. 

Those interested in learning more about the game are encouraged to follow the Kickstarter page at funkogames.com/JWLKickstarter for updates and to be notified on launch day.

About Prospero Hall:

Prospero Hall is a collaborative game design studio in Seattle, Washington. Each of our projects starts with a vision – the kind of game we want to make, the vibe, the look and feel, the reason for it to exist. Today, all games developed by Prospero Hall are published by Funko Games and deliver inventive game mechanics and engaging stories for shared experiences that bring fans and families back to the table again and again.

About the JURASSIC WORLD Franchise:

From Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Jurassic World immerses audiences of all ages in a new era of wonder and thrills where dinosaurs and humankind must learn to coexist. Jurassic World is more than a film franchise. At every turn, this $5 billion film series delivers a larger-than-life destination for exploration, discovery, and epic adventure. Dinosaurs live again and they live in Jurassic WorldJurassic World: Dominion debuts in theaters June 2022.


Funko Games will also be sharing an exclusive first look at Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar at PAX Unplugged 2021:


You can view a few gorgeous images of the game and gameplay below:


We are sold on this game on the fantastic artwork and font choices alone. You can view and support its Kickstarter here.

What do you think? Are you excited for the release of this new game? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost for all Jurassic news!

Images courtesy of Prospero Hall and Funko Games.

Mondo and Restoration Games Reveal Jurassic Park ‘Unmatched’ Skirmish Games!

It’s day 2 of San Diego Comic Con, and with that comes more Jurassic news and announcements! While toys often get the largest focus at events like this, they’re not the only stars of the show, and today Mondo and Restoration Games reinforced that by announcing that Jurassic Park will be joining their “Unmatched” 2-player tabletop skirmish game!

Unmatched pits hero characters, represented by small figurines each with their own unique deck of hero cards, against one another on a small tabletop map. This is a 2-player game, featuring fun head-to-head skirmish gameplay that can be as brief as 20 minutes, but last longer depending on the scenario! Check out the press release below, which promises many more Jurassic Park themed expansion beyond the pictured InGen vs Raptots set.

Mondo Games and Restoration Games have announced the next license to appear in their head-to-head skirmish game system Unmatched. Fans of Jurassic Park will be thrilled to learn that the pair of two-player sets and a solo-hero pack are on the way, leading with Unmatched: InGen vs. Raptors in late 2019.

Sattler vs. T rex and Dr. Alan Grant’s solo expansion will expand the line in 2020, allowing players to pit even more of their favorite heroes in combat against iconic dinosaurs from the 1993 film. As with all Unmatched sets, the power to mix and match heroes and maps to create a customized play experience is not only possible but encouraged.

Marketing Manager at Mondo Games Jayme Boucher explains, “Today’s gamers have options. Not only do we have thousands of titles to choose from, but we have choices that are impeccably designed. Modern games provide quality experiences that blur the lines of art and entertainment. To that end, our goal wasn’t simply to make ‘a Jurassic Park game’. Our goal was to make a Jurassic Park game unlike any other available. Teaming up with Restoration Games has allowed us to do that, and we’re incredibly proud of how it turned out.”

Each character deck has been engineered to represent the personality and characteristics of its on-screen counterpart, and no two heroes (or dinosaurs) battle the same way. Additionally, the unique maps featured on the game boards allow players to designate specific terrain to either replicate scenes from the film or direct their own.

“We teamed up with Mondo Games to bring exciting characters and settings to the battlefield in Unmatched, and they came through in epic fashion with Jurassic Park.” Explains Restoration Games President Justin D. Jacobson. “It is a thrill to get to work with one of the world’s premier licenses. Bringing these truly unique fighters into Unmatched — from massive dinosaurs to brilliant scientists — really shows the system’s strength, with each deck capturing their combat style. It only took 65 million years, but the Jurassic Park skirmish game you’ve been waiting for is finally here!”

All three Jurassic Park sets continue to push the boundaries of art in modern games by featuring illustrations from Oliver Barrett, who also worked on Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Vol 1., Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot, and Bruce Lee. All three are all debuting at Gen Con this year. These Jurassic Unmatched releases will replace the previously announced Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene game which is no longer in development.

Take a closer look at the game with our pictures straight from Mondo’s booth at SDCC:

Sadly, this does confirm the previously announced and showcased ‘Chaos Gene’ game from Mondo has been cancelled. We had a chance to check it out at Jurassic Park’s 25th anniversary celebration, and it did look quite interesting. However, Unmatched is a fantastic fit for Jurassic Park, and I find the smaller scale 2-player tabletop approach to be quite exciting and approachable!

Stay tuned for more news out of San Diego Comic Con 2019, as we continue to cover Jurassic Park and Jurassic World news directly from the show floor — and as always, sound off in the comments below!