Meet “Meg” the Megalosaurus

It is always a pleasure to come across a company that cares passionately about what they do and how they create their products.  One such company is Dice Maestro the developers of the dinosaur themed card and dice combat game – Jurassic Wars.  We had the chance to meet up with the designers behind this award winning game the other day and we were introduced to “Meg” one of the meat-eating dinosaurs featured amongst the ten Theropod dinosaurs in Jurassic Wars.  “Meg” as she is called, is actually a Megalosaurus (Megalosaurus bucklandii), a swift hunter from the Mid Jurassic.

Say Hello to “Meg” the Megalosaurus

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

It is very appropriate to have a Megalosaurus to promote this British manufactured game, after all Megalosaurus was the first dinosaur to be scientifically studied and formerly described and one of original founder members of the Order Dinosauria as stated by that famous English anatomist, Sir Richard Owen.

To view the game: Dinosaur Board Games and Puzzles

A great picture, an example of the lovely artwork that can be seen on all twenty dinosaur cards included in the Jurassic Wars game.  The running pose reminds of the the three-toed, dinosaur trackway in Oxfordshire that has recently been granted SSSI (site of special scientific interest) status.

To read more about this important dinosaur trackway: Dinosaur Footprints Get Special Protection

Although, ichnologists (scientist who specialise in studying tracks and footprints), cannot be sure what sort of meat-eating dinosaur made those prints, it could have been a Megalosaurus like “Meg”.  The illustration shows this beautifully balanced dinosaur in mid stride with its jaws opening perhaps depicting the last moments of a chase as this hunter prepares to attack its victim.

A delight to encounter “Meg” and a lovely illustration of this Jurassic carnivore.

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