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Robert Grainger
United Kingdom
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Hampshire
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10
Apr 2013
Just lovely. A great little dice game, with plenty of second guessing your opponents. Cute theme, too, with attractive components. Plays in 10 minutes, so it's a superb filler. Update: with more plays, this just gets better, contrary to my initial expectation. A lot of drama in a little box.
2013-04-09
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Travis Eberle
United States
Kent
Washington
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10
Dec 2013
A brilliant version of the Zooloretto game mechanic. I love dice, and I love the tension and decision making. Highly recommended.
2014-04-22
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Matthias Wagner
Germany
Dreieich
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9
Feb 2012
Actually I like it even more than Coloretto or Zooloretto. Although it has the same general feel as its predecessors you have to play in a different way and the fact that it plays fast but tactical makes this the perfect filler for me.
2012-02-08
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Meeple Me
Canada
Waterloo
Ontario
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9
Jun 2012
Love this on yucata.de
Was able to order from online retailer.
My favourite of the family (of those I've played).
2012-07-12
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Chris Berger
United States
Volo
Illinois
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9
Jan 2014
After about 20 games played on Yucata, I'm amazed how much I like this game and how well it holds up for being "just a dice game". I don't like dice games, and I don't like simple silly games. Doesn't matter, Zooloretto Wurfelspiel is a good game. Surprisingly deep strategy - I still can't figure out if taking a Crocodile on turn 1 is a good move or a bad one.

Will be watching for an English physical version.
2013-03-23
Meelis Looveer
Estonia
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9
Jul 2013
Bought from Essen 2012
Very quick and funny game!
Better than original Zooloretto
2012-10-23
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Him
United States
Springfield
OR
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9
Sep 2013
This is a really good, quick dice game. It only does two things, set collection management and push your luck die rolling, but it does those two things very well.
2013-09-24
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Hardy Man
Germany
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8.5
Feb 2012
From The Zooloretto range is my personal favourite Aquaretto, then Zooloretto Würfelspiel, followed by Coloretto
2012-02-10
Sandrian K
Germany
München
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8.5
Jun 2014
My favorite dice game. Covers the essential part of Zooloretto. One important part of the strategy is that you need to think how to best distribute the dice so that you get what you want and nobody takes it away. (adi)
2014-06-12
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M K
Croatia
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8.5
Dec 2013
I just love this type of game: easy to learn (and teach others), addicting and with many interesting decisions packed in a typical 15-minutes game.
The theme is cute and well integrated and there is a very good chance that even your non-gaming mom/girlfriend/etc. is going to fall in love with this game.
Don't be fooled into thinking the game is all luck - I seem to be winning most of our family games so there is definitely fair amount of skill in the game and even the seemingly simple decisions can be crucial for your final score.
Equally great with 2, 3 or 4 players. I personally prefer it with 2 because there is the least amount of luck. Also I suggest playing two games in a row, because whoever rolls first in the 2-player game seems to be at a very slight disadvantage.

P.S. My family still enjoys it very much, even after being trashed so many times. The game just has that addicting, "let's play one more" factor.

P.P.S. You get nice looking scoresheets with the game. Before you run out of them I suggest you laminate 4 of them so you can write down your scores with the erasable marker and then simply wipe it off with the kitchen rolls. It should last you forever.
2014-07-21
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Guy Riessen
United States
Sebastopol
California
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8
May 2012
This is a solid version of Zooloretto with a great 15 minute pure-filler play-time. It captures the essence of Zooloretto in a way that is a bit more thematic than Coloretto, still plays in the time-span of the latter, and requires no shuffling. It doesn't exactly replace Coloretto since the dice-rolling is more random than odds-figuring with card counting. And it doesn't replace Zooloretto since it lacks the additional elements of the collecting the male and female animals to get the babies, and it doesn't have anything to spend the coins on except removing the animals from the stable. But it really hits a sweet spot if you have 15 minutes and want to squeeze in another game.

It would be nice if you didn't open up a truck by taking the contents since that makes it easier for those who go after to rid themselves of bad dice rolls. It was a nice bit of pain in Coloretto/Zooloretto that the row would disappear and you were sometimes forced to take a bad set if you stayed "in."

This is going to fit into our filler game rotation of Sushizock and Scripts and Scribes, and is well worth the low price if you can find it.
2012-05-15
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Gerald Rüscher
Germany
Paderborn
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8
Feb 2012
I admit it: I love dice games: Kingsburg, Alien Frontiers, Stone Age, Roll through the Ages, Bohnanza Würfelspiel, So many good ones! But still, there is room for more: Zooloretto - the dice game is a wonderful, light dice game which nicely captures the spirit of Zooloretto/Coloretto. A fine, quick game which proves once more, that Michael Schacht is a really great designer.
2012-02-10
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Erwin Broens
Netherlands
Leusden
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8
Jul 2012
Wonderful tactical dice game
2012-07-01
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Rüdiger Dorn
Germany
Nürnberg
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8
Feb 2012
high recommended dice game - nice twists sometimes
2012-02-21
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Jan Ostmann
Germany
München (Munich)
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8
Aug 2012
(2-4) - 15 Min.
2012-02-22
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Rick
United States
Savage
Minnesota
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8
May 2012
The best dice version of a game that I've played.
2012-05-02
Cristian Cano
Spain
Sevilla
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8
Sep 2014
Played in www.yucata.de

Fun little game, feels a bit like Coloretto (the only I have played in the series). Probably better with more than 2 players because there is more competition for being the first to complete the different sets of animals.

*update*

After more plays at yucata, I love this game! it feels like Coloretto, I guess Zoloretto too but I have never played it, but at the same time it has a different touch, enough to justify owning both.

This is probably the best dice version of a boardgame I have played to date.

I can see myself playing this game with my daughter soon, when she turn 5 or 6 years old... so future purchase.
2014-09-10
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Mark Shilling
United Kingdom
Hove
East Sussex
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8
May 2012
This is a charming little game that I have thoroughly enjoyed playing with daughter Sophie (10) and wife Emma. The theme is gentle and captivating and there is hidden strategy that we have enjoyed discovering together. I think we'll be playing this for a long time to come! Great fun.
2012-05-29
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Philippe Keppens
Belgium
Meldert (Aalst)
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8
May 2012
It's easy, fast to play, easy to explain and it's not just putting some dice in a dumb way on the trucks, you really have to look what your opponents have and plce them tactically. Excellent!
2012-05-04
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David Anderson
United States
seattle
Washington
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8
Feb 2014
Dice games. Love em. This one has a cute zoo theme and a quick play time. Deeper than it first appears. Nice components.
2014-02-10
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Andy Evans
United Kingdom
Solihull
West Midlands
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8
Jun 2012
Light and fast but with enough meat to make it interesting. Above all, fun.

2012-06-05
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Dan Cunningham
United States
Milford
Ohio
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8
Sep 2013
great game for the kids.
2013-09-30
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George Breden
United States
Independence
Kentucky
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8
Mar 2013
Great fun, perfect filler length, and much more than just luck of the dice. Terrific game -- a favorite dice filler for me.
2012-06-29
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Jonathan Bruton
United Kingdom
Bordon
Hampshire
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8
Jul 2012
Really quick, interesting decisions. Fantastic filler.
2012-07-04
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O K
Lithuania
Vilnius
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8
Oct 2012
Simple dice game, but often offering deep strategies of taking a hit now and maybe winning later and trying to balance your zoo to minimize minuses and on the same time trying to get as much bonuses as you can. Tough dcisions sometimes And it is short and fun. Ideal filler.
2012-10-05

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