Fossil Fracas is a series of games and content originally for 5-11 players, using hidden Profile cards and investigative Ochre cards to pit players in a team fueled race against extinction. Players take up the role of an extinct species to try and escape their Hunters or devour their Prey with Actions, all while contending with some of Earth's greatest Disasters. Games of Fossil Fracas may take from 30 minutes to an hour, and are recommended for ages 13+
Not-So-Nice Age, Fossil Fracas' first edition, features 10 animals that experienced major changes leading up to and throughout the Pleistocene! Currently featuring a whopping total of 1 Disaster and 1 Apex Predator, the classic struggle of Predator and Prey unfolds with the coming Glaciers, and strange new hairless apes. This first edition is available for purchase, but undergoing development for a revised release.
Fossil Fracas overall is a work in progress. With the coming revision to the layout, gameplay and content of each card, Fossil Fracas will be preparing for a stable and standard identity to emerge.
Fossil Fracas; Not-So-Nice Age is a deductive, team-based game where the last team left alive wins. In Classic Mode, Players are randomly handed a hidden Profile Card which places them on two teams, the Predators and Prey. Predators need to find their Prey and devour them, while Prey need to find their Predators and stop them dead in their tracks. Once all members of one of the teams are Extinct, the surviving team wins the game!
Current contents include:
From many tests, games of Fossil Fracas take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour. After a few games, turns can pass even faster, and game time shrinks.
Mass Extinctions are the bread and butter of Fossil Fracas. As time goes on, I hope to move backwards in the content I cover, introducing something new (and old) each time.
Now that you've been introduced, try some new play-test material.