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P.L.A.
Spain
LA BAÑEZA
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10
Sep 2010
**[Español]** Un juego que llevo toda la vida esperando. Para mí el mejor juego de su autor y por el que debería recordarse aunque me temo, que no será así por culpa del Power Grid.
2010-12-10
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Sharon Khan
United Kingdom
Shefford
Bedfordshire
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Games, games and more games!
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10
Dec 2013
I love trivia games, especially ones where trivia isn't the only component of the game, and this is no exception. A real favourite of mine!
2015-02-19
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Mark Herreras
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10
Dec 2010
Very simple yet addictive animal-trivia game, perfect for short -45 min- family plays. You don't need to know the exact answer as to where does an animal live, or how long it is, or how much does it weight. Instead, you guess categories (its mass between 10 and 20 kg, or its length between 50 and 70 cm) and the region(s) where it thrives.
This mechanism is much more useful for kids imho, for they learn estimating actual physical quantities, besides learning simple but accurate facts about animals.
A sure winner for winter family plays, or short adult plays alongside Ticket to Ride or Yspahan, in between playing El Grande, Puerto Rico, Agricola, Power Grid, or Tigris&Euphrates...
2010-12-26
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Eirini P
Greece
Thessaloniki
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10
May 2013
Great game! So funny and educational!
2013-01-09
E Timea
Hungary
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10
Nov 2011
2011.11.08.
6755 Ft
2011-11-13
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George Breden
United States
Independence
Kentucky
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10
Jan 2014
Simply the best trivia/knowledge game I've seen, and with a terrific animal theme and beautiful components. My family's favorite!
2013-07-29
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Daniel Länsimies
Finland
Kokkola
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10
Jan 2016
This is the best quiz game. Very good mechanics.
2016-04-19
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Dimitris Vasiadis
Greece
Vari
Attiki GREECE
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9.5
Dec 2010
Great game!If translated in English it would be top 100.This is the game that you can play with any member of your family,gamer or non-gamer friends.Trivia and waging,with a very nice theme.Takes globalissimo to another level!Still there is room for improvement though,to make the perfect game.There could be more betting categories,like e.g. what the animals eat,how long they live etc.EXPANSION PLEASE!
2010-10-19
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Alessandro RedArrows
Italy
Rome
Italy
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9.4
Oct 2015
Il grande Friedemann Friese non si smentisce! Con la sua originalità riesce sempre a creare giochi bilanciati e soprattutto scorrevoli, in più ha il pregio di essere adatto alle famiglie. Considerato un Animal Trivia, occorre indovinare... sulla mappa del mondo dove vive, peso, altezza e in alcuni casi lunghezza della... coda!!! Si trascorrono partite veloci, divertenti e interattive. La rigiocabilità è garantita dal fatto che non si possono memorizzare tutte le caratteristiche degli animali: giocandoci non troppo spesso risulta ottimamente longevo. Ottimo Family-Game. Veloce, semplice da imparare, divertente ed istruttivo.
2015-03-30
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Kunter Tätte
Estonia
Tartu
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9.33
Apr 2016
Exciting animal trivia game. You don't have to know the answer but you can still give a good guess by logical thinking and comparisons. Also, you get points for being almost right! Good game to learn new animal species and to get a sense of different animal measurements.
2016-01-18
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Bosze Gabor
Hungary
Kapuvár
Győr-M-Sopron
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9.3
Apr 2015
Ez egy egyszerűen nagyszerű darab, nem is gondoltam, hogy ilyen jó kis játék. Semmi köze az eurokhoz, de kis taktika van benne.
De, hogy általános tudás kell-e hozzá, abban nem vagyok 100%ig biztos.
Mindegy is, jól szórakozom közben többedmagammal.
2014-04-23
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will sargent
United Kingdom
Maryport
Cumbria
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9.1
Jul 2015
Looking forward to this with ted and kids game group. Uses trendy euro 'near to' correct answers system, which enables less experienced players to still have a good time and follow the lead of others they trust.
2016-01-19
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Melissa
Australia
Parkville
Vic
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May you find the Perfect Shoe! xxx
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Mostly offline, but trying.
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9
Apr 2012
Thanks to my Secret Santa (International) 2011 - what a great family game! We all enjoyed it, and Fraser and I played 4 games straight the first time we tried it!
Rating revised from 8 to 9. This is no our go-to family game. Always fun.
2012-04-08
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Lincoln Damerst
United States
California
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9
Nov 2014
This is a winning combination of trivia & game play. I really love that you do not need to actually know the animal (actually most of the time we don't since they are all in German) to make a good guess at stats other than regions it inhabits. I do hope someone does and English version at some point, but we have a lot of fun with it as it is.
2015-03-02
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Tomas Vera Catalan
Spain
Nonduermas (Murcia)
Murcia
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9
Jan 2013
A genial family game and better if you like animals (like me)
2009-09-20
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Scott Gillispie
United States
Chamblee
Georgia
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9
Jan 2012
try again when E can read
2014-02-05
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Javier Álvarez
Spain
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9
Dec 2013
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2012-11-16
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Ewelina i Wojtek
Poland
Gdynia
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9
Nov 2009*
Erast: 9
Ewejka: 9
2009-11-14
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Pol Cors
Spain
Parets
Barcelona
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9
Jun 2010
Really good game.
Not a trivia , not an Euro, but a good mix.

It works with almost any group, which is a plus.
2010-06-15
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Janne Koivisto
Finland
Tampere
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9
Dec 2012
The minute I saw the german edition of this, I new I had to get this, and luckily they made a finnish version pretty fast, so I didn't have to translate the cards my self (I was thinking about it). Love this kind of animal trivia.
2012-12-27
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Whisper
France
Salon de Provence
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9
May 2014
Essentiel
2014-05-16
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Mosse Stenström
Finland
Porvoo
Uusimaa
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9
Aug 2011
Purchased - Not Yet Arrived
2011-08-24
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Dave DiMaio
United States
Newark
Delaware
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9
Feb 2012
"It is better to hold on to your cube and be thought a fool than to place it on the board and remove all doubt."
2012-02-22
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Aaron Shanowitz
United States
Bristol
Tennessee
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9
Sep 2013
Fun game. It's sort of a trivia game, but there are enough options that you can usually do pretty good by guessing and following the lead of the other players.

Update: Moving this from an 8 to a 9. Such a great game to play with non-gamers, and still a lot of fun for gamers. And the amount of variety is great: after 13 plays we still have plenty of unused animal cards.
2013-09-22
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JessA
United States
Southwestern
Michigan
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A Gren Fox in lieu of Miss Turtle Artist's fox
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9
Jul 2012
Fantastic family game, especially for nature lovers
2012-07-26
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Teemu Laaksonen
Finland
Turku
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9
Jun 2015
Rated after 17 plays. Much better than an average trivia game, because the animals might be so exotic, that you can't know, you need to guess. So the game is kind of softer, more relaxed and funnier. Also you don't need to know exactly, it is enough that you are close. Or at least closer than others. A nice game for non-gamers, too. Counting the points seems to be a little bit complicated at times.

Updated after 34 plays, because you can follow others, it gives a nice option to gamers as well. Black side with exotic animals is really fun! And educative, if you can remember something from the correct answers.
2015-07-11
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Paul Lister
United Kingdom
London
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9
Jun 2013
My favourite quiz style game. Clever how it intertwines general knowledge and gaming position and a little risk &reward.
2013-03-08
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Randy Cox
United States
Clemson
South Carolina
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9
Mar 2013
Very good game that merges some concepts from Manimals with Wits & Wagers betting. Works very well, though it runs a tad long--about an hour. For what it is, I think 40 minutes would be the very top end of how long you'd want to play.
2013-02-18
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Dani M
Austria
Graz
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9
Dec 2013
*at sandi
2016-03-05
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Ali Al Khalifa
Bahrain
Riffa
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9
Oct 2014
Great educational game! Fun to play and easy to teach!
2014-10-28
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René Buch
Germany
Trier
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9
Feb 2016
The Perfect Game for everyone and between bigger games.

Fauna is clearly less exciting than Terra. That's why I canged rating to 9 from 10.
2016-02-14
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Andrew MacLeod
Canada
London
Ontario
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8.85
Apr 2013
Those who are rating this as a trivia game are missing the point entirely. Yes, the theme is animal trivia: but the player who knows everything about zoology isn't necessarily going to be the winner. The winner will be the player who is the better gambler (given the risk of losing betting cubes), and knows best how to psyche out his opponents! An awful lot of mind games going on here.

Friedemann Friese has done the impossible: he has made a "trivia" game not just interesting, but tense! Wits & Wagers is kinda of the unpolished version of Fauna, and Friedemann Friese has actually succeeded in what the former game failed to do.
2013-12-31
Hilko Drude
Germany
Goettingen
Lower Saxony
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What are you doing!? I don't even know you!
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8.8
Oct 2012
Yes! This one works great. And the number of cards allow for quite some replayability. Want to play again soon (although my gaming group is beginning to get scared of my winning streak with this game...;-)
2012-10-15
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Don't argue, just play!
Poland
Warsaw
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8.75
Jun 2010
Love this game. Every one should try. Also quite funny.
2010-10-17
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James Barnes
United States
Spartanburg
South Carolina
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8.75
Jun 2012
Wonderful game! My wife and I really seem to enjoy games with a map of some kind. Coincidence or not this is another game we really enjoy. The game is very simple, you are shown an animal and you may guess it's weight, length, tail length or where it lives in the world. It is amazing to me how close you can get to accurately guessing some of these facts. But you don't have to, you can just be close to right and still get points. You can even guess more than once if you have enough player blocks.

This game plays similar in style to Wits and Wagers, except there is no betting. If you think someone else is right with a guess you can try to bank points by winning a spot adjacent to their guess. This is a great educational game like the 10 Days series is...another words you learn without really trying.

This game is sometimes very funny. My favorite thing is the length of the tail. Sometimes the picture shows maybe a tail...maybe not... Do you guess 0 inches or do you go with 1 to 3 inches? Also, the length of the animal. Some animals could be huge or very small...your just not sure...it's very funny seeing what everyone thinks.
2012-01-05
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Juan Medina
United States
Cedar Park
Texas
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Board games rule my life, and my wife's. That is a good thing, believe it or not ;)
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8.75
Jun 2012
If you are ever going to get a trivia based game, this is probably what I would recommend. Not hard, interesting for a learning experience and most definitely one that you can strategize some.
2012-06-03
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Tim Vail
United States
Brownsburg
Indiana
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8.75
Jan 2016
Surprise, Surprise!! A great trivia game!! My family loves it...lots of hard guesses.....but you don't have to be perfectly right! You can score by just being close. My family loves this game.
2016-01-21
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Joseph Peterson
United States
Round Rock
Texas
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8.7
Sep 2015
Fauna takes my interest in animals and turns it into a really enjoyable game. I'm not the greatest at knowing everything there is to know about animals, and if I didn't know that before, this game certainly makes me aware. That being said, you never really feel as if you're just terrible and you usually feel like you're in it for the most part. Even if you don't know a thing about the animal in question, you can usually follow your opponents and do well...or you all fail! Lots of fun and really turns learning into a fun experience.
2015-06-28
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Daniel Val
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
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8.5
Feb 2011
Great family-party game... and educational too!
2011-02-08
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Jansel
Spain
Oviedo
Asturias
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Siempre esperando por una buena partida con buenos amigos acompañados de una buena copita
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8.5
Jul 2012
Sin enfundar. Tamaño Dixit. No es necesario pq no se tocan las cartas.
2012-07-31
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Bernd Boland
Germany
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8.5
Nov 2011
Good to play with Non-Board-Game-Geeks
2011-11-07
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Sandrian K
Germany
München
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8.5
Mar 2011
And the winner is ... san (adi)

Nice quiz game with short playing time. Much information about animals from all over the world included. Fun! (san)
2011-04-24
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Jesse Rasmussen
United States
Bend
Oregon
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8.5
Dec 2015
Traded for
2015-05-14
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Hardy
Germany
Münster
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8.5
Jun 2013
simple, but very fun game for the whole family
2013-05-21
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Matt
United Kingdom
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8.5
Nov 2013
Fauna is a great family trivia game, which allows players not only to think about answers but also to take into account the actions of their opponents. It is as much about mind-games and reading the other players as it is about actual knowledge.


It is this sort of decision making that enables me to still hate trivia games but at the same time really enjoy Fauna.
2013-11-14
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Margus Paananen
Finland
Tampere
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8.5
Dec 2014
Pretty much the best quiz game I've ever played. Tried the foxmind version but the cards, board and box were all in such rubbish condition that I just had to return it and did not even try again from that publisher.
2015-10-10
Jagódka Jagódka
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8.5
Jan 2015
2015
2016-01-03
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Alex Harkey
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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8.5
Dec 2015
Originality (1.0/1.0)
Theme (0.5/0.5)
Pure Fun (0.75/1.0)
Replayability (0.75/1.0)
Strategy/Luck Ratio (0.5/0.5)
Scalability (0.5/0.5)
Parity (0.25/0.5)

Overall 4.25/5.0
2015-12-28
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David Bravo
Spain
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8.5
Dec 2015
Me encanta, es rápido de jugar y de aprender, es divertido y entretenido, se puede compartir mesa con los niños y les encanta, alcanza hasta 6 jugadores y además se aprenden cosas de los animales. Para mí, una de los mejores alternativas al Trivial.
2015-12-30
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el porkoz
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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8.5
Dec 2015
by far, the best trivia game i've played! i was really impressed with this one! the best way to learn about different wildlife!
2015-12-13
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