OBJECTIVE OF RAPTOR: The objective of Raptor depends on which role the player has. If the player is the scientist, their objective is to capture the babies and put the mother to sleep. If the player is the raptor, then the goal is to get rid of the scientists and help the babies escape.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 Players
MATERIALS: 1 Game Board, 9 Raptor Action Cards, 9 Scientist Action Cards, 10 Scientist Figures, 2 Player Aids, 9 Rocks, 5 Sleep Tokens, 10 Fire Tokens, 5 Baby Raptor Figures, 1 Mother Raptor Figure, and Instructions
TYPE OF GAME: Grid Movement Board Game
AUDIENCE: Ages 9 and Up
OVERVIEW OF RAPTOR
Raptor is a game that encompasses a scientist’s worst nightmare. The Raptor has gotten loose from her enclosure, and she is running free in the park. She has laid eggs, and they are due to hatch any time. You cannot risk six of these beasts running around. The babies must be captured, and the mother must be sedated. Can you make it happen before time runs out?
The players will begin setup by choosing which side of the board they would like to use. Once it has been decided, six tiles are randomly placed, creating a two by three rectangle. The four L-shaped tiles are placed randomly on the shortest sides of the rectangle. The rocks are placed on spaces where there is not a semi-circle or circle.
The Raptor player will take a player aid, the Raptor action cards, the mother figure, and the baby raptor figures. They will place the mother and babies on the board, with the mother being placed on one of the two middle tiles and the babies randomly throughout the board.
The Scientist player will take the player aid, Scientist action cards, the scientist figurines, the ten fire tokens, and the five sleep tokens. The scientist is able to place one of the figurines on a space on each of the four L-shaped tiles. The rest of them are kept in reserve.
The cards are shuffled and placed in front of each player. The players will draw three cards from their decks, and the game is ready to begin!
Throughout the game, there can never be two figures on the same space. Spaces are only considered to be neighboring spaces if they are directly beside one another.
To begin the game, each player will choose one of the three cards in their hand and place it in front of them, face down. The players will reveal the cards at the same time. If they have the same values, then nothing happens. If they are different, which is a more common scenario, then the player with the lowest card will apply the effects found on their card.
The other player is permitted to spend action points equal to the difference between the cards in order to complete an action of their choosing. After this is complete, the players will draw another card from their decks, refreshing their hand. A new round will begin, and gameplay will continue until an end game condition is met.
END OF GAME
The game comes to an end in four different ways. If three raptors have escaped or there are no more scientists, then the Raptor wins the game. If the mother has accumulated five sleep tokens or the three baby raptors have been caught, then the scientist wins the game!