At Gen Con, Pandasaurus gave a preview of Coaster Park from creator Scott Almes.  The game will premier at the Spiel fair in Essen Germany, with worldwide release in November.

In Coaster Park, the players are roller coaster designers competing to create the most exciting amusement park.  During the game, players bid for the components of their roller coasters, which are actual three-dimensional cardboard hills and loops.  In order to score points, a player must construct their model coaster from these components in such a way that a marble launched from the beginning of the track can safely reach the end.  If the marble can’t make it through, the player can hire experts to help them improve their coaster before the end of the game.

The game includes 72 coaster hills, 2 coaster loops, a 5-inch tall first player marker, 43 cards, 129 coins, and 8 marbles.  The game is intended for 2 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in about 45 minutes.  MSRP is $49.95.

Last month, Pandasaurus released Dinosaur Island (see “Pandasaurus Heads for ‘Dinosaur Island’”).  The company recently entered a distribution arrangement with PSI (see “Game Distribution Shifts”).