The Stranger the Battle…

The stranger the battle, the better the game, or so hopes Zygote Games of Hadley, Massachusetts, which has just introduced ‘Bone Wars’. Players take on the roles of legendary palaeontologists Edward Cope, O. C. Marsh, Charles Sternberg and Barnum Brown, all competing to find dinosaur bones, name fossils and accumulate scientific prestige in the late 19th century.

Along the way they must survive assorted natural disasters. Other players are liable to try dirty tricks, including stealing or destroying the bones.” (New Scientist)