enlarge/ the player boards.charlie theelshare this storywelcome to ars cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com.fallout, star wars, and the godfather all became board games—why not jurassic park? that appears to have been the question asked by pandasaurus games, the publisher behind dinosaur island.“wait a second,” you say, “dinosaur island does not actually use the jurassic park brand.” that’s true; however, you don’t have to squint hard to imagine richard attenborough on the game’s cover or to soak in the overwhelming ‘90s vibes. this may not be a jurassic park board game in name, but it’s certainly one in spirit.who doesn’t want to run their own dinosaur theme park? this streamlined euro-style design has players acquiring electrified paddocks, filling them with bright pink dinosaur meeples, and raking in wheelbarrows of cash. you’ll attain different strands of dna to complete recipes and craft pre-historic beasts. sometimes your security won’t be up to snuff and a guest or two may get eaten. no worries, though; your pr firm will smooth things out.dinosaur island hasn’t been out long, but it has already achieved extraordinary success. in addition to massive funding in two kickstarter campaigns, the game sold through its first print run in retail at the pace of a striking velociraptor. with expansions and a two-player spinoff on the horizon, this island is only gettin...