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Fossil Canyon

A project in Chicago, IL by Polymath Play

Status: Active

Dig fossils, build dinosaur skeletons, and grow your museum! A set-collection game developed with the Field Museum of Chicago.
Backers: 456
Average Daily Pledges: $1,722
Average Pledge Per Backer: $42

Funding: $18,940 of $5,000
Dates: Jun 2nd -> Jul 2nd (30 days)
Project By: Polymath Play
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Latest News

Update from the Field Museum expedition

June 9th - via:
The crew hard at work in Missouri. Hi everyone! Akiko here, back from our ten-day dinosaur dig in Missouri. I was sorry to miss the excitement of the launch of Fossil Canyon, but I'm so thankful to see your wonderful support of our project! Field... (Read More)

What is puzzle scoring? 🧩

June 8th - via:
Puzzle scoring eliminates tallying victory points Other than the gameplay and STEM aspects of Fossil Canyon, the puzzle scoring we created is one of the most appreciated features of the game by our playtesters and reviewers (and us!). Reviewer... (Read More)

Stretch goal 2, and the ups and downs of fossil hunting

June 5th - via:
Screenshot from the short documentary "Skeleton Crew," by Greg Mercer. Welcome back to Akiko, our science advisor and chief fossil preparator at the Field Museum.  Akiko just returned from a dig in Missouri, where she and her colleagues have been... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Go for a Dig in 'Fossil Canyon'

June 3rd - via:
Fossil Canyon is a game for 2-6 players, ages 8 and up, and takes about 30 minutes to play. The Kickstarter Deluxe Edition will include an upgraded wooden puzzle pieces, a velvet pouch to hold the puzzle pieces, and a deluxe foil-printed box. Fossil Canyon was designed by Kevin Lynch and published by Polymath Play, with graphic design by Nathan Martel. Fossil Canyon also enlisted Akiko Shinya from The Field Museum as science advisor. (Read More)

Our first two stretch goals...

June 2nd - via:
Announcing our first two stretch goals! Apologies for being a little slow to post them — we were busy being blown away by your early support. (Thank you.) Stretch goal #1: Linen-textured cards A linen finish on our heavyweight 350 gsm cardstock... (Read More)

Wow, thank you for your support!

June 2nd - via:
Holy Triceratops!  Thank you for your support bringing Fossil Canyon to life.  Funded in less than an hour! To be honest, we are caught a bit off balance, and we are incredibly grateful for the rush of early support for Fossil Canyon. We are... (Read More)

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