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2008
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2 − 5
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Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
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8 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Aquaretto
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In Aquaretto, the players are managing the planning and selection of animals for their water themed zoo, in the hope of acquiring the most victory points. The players can expand the size of their water park and victory points can be earned in a number of ways. The most common way is to collect a large number of animals to your park in a variety of species.

The core of the game play is the decision to select another random animal from the draw bag to add to one of the transport trucks or to take a truck in play. Taking a truck requires a player to add the animals on their selected truck to their water zoo.

The catch is that animals need their space and thus different species cannot be placed adjacent to one another, there needs to be a separation. This then leads back to how the players decide to place animals on the trucks as they are drawn. A player cannot afford to create a truck in which one player gets all the animals their park needs, so the aim is to place animals in such a way that a player gets something they want but also take some pain as well.

Aquaretto is a cousin to Zooloretto so there are other cute factors such as allowing animals to breed if a male and a female of a species are acquired, which allows the placement of a baby. There are also coin options that allow a player to do a range of things.

Aquaretto can be played as a stand alone game or used in conjunction with Zooloretto for a mega-game of sorts.

It should be noted that Aquaretto is a slightly more involved experience than Zooloretto, with some more involved options, such as scoring bonuses for acquiring workers that interact with how many fish symbols a player has in their water park.

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Aquaretto
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Rio Grande Games edition
Publisher: ABACUSSPIELE, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Design/Main
Year: 2008
Product Code: RIO360
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.30 pounds
English, French
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Abacus Multilingual Edition
Publisher: ABACUSSPIELE
Artist: Design/Main
Year: 2007
Product Code: 03081
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
Dutch, English, French, German, Italianmore»
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Publisher: ABACUSSPIELE, Gém Klub Kft.
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3 Aquaretto - Rule Summary & Teaching Aid
A 1 page rule summary for Aquaretto. Designed to be printed on a single A4 page.
English
2013-10-03
7 Aquaretto - Official Rio Grande Games Rules.
Official Rules by Rio Grande Games in English. Posted with permission from the publisher.
English
2012-11-28
4 Aquaretto Player Aid
Includes quick reference board information, coin actions, and meeple placement possibilities. Three to a page.
English
2012-08-26
2 Cheatsheet for base game & three coworker tiles
This is a cheatsheet that summarizes all the game rules, including brief descriptions of each money action and coworker placement. It's designed to be printed and then glued into a quarter of a letter sized page (double-sided). This is the cheatsheet that I use when playing :)
English
2011-03-29
3 Cheat Sheet for Beginners
This cheat sheet is intended for beginners. It includes a lot of information, broken into five headings: Game Play, Animal Placement Rules, Money Actions, Worker Placement and Scoring. 2 copies fit on one legal size piece of paper. The print is fairly large, because I used this cheatsheet when playing with the inlaws.
English
2011-03-29
1 Aquaretto player aid
One-page WORD cheatsheet for key features of play.
English
2011-03-02
2 Aquretto rules in hungarian
MicroSoft Word format
Hungarian
2010-11-02
5 Scoring sheet for Aquaretto
Print this simple scoring sheet to help with score calculations at game end. Also helpful during the game as a reminder of how co-workers will influence players' final scores.
English
2009-09-27
5 Manual translated in Korean
Korean Language Manual based on Original Manual artwork,
Korean
2009-06-28
2 Teaching aid for Aquaretto - in Hebrew
המערך אינו הסבר ממצה של חוקי המשחק אלא אמצעי עזר לשחקן המסביר את חוקי המשחק לשחקנים חדשים
Hebrew
2009-04-27
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