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I've been struggling to come up with a catchy name for my boardgame. It's a poker-inspired, set-collecting dice game. It has a zoo theme and it features Hyena game pieces that end the game and make everything more difficult.

Here is the rule book: https://www.dropbox.com/s/meknefm1rbpexb7/Zoo_Rules.pdf

I'll run this thread for a week. I'll close it on Thanksgiving. Then my partner and I will select our favorite name. If we pick your idea we will compensate you 50 geek gold.

Can't think of a name? Make a recommendation/suggestion, if we use your idea we will tip you some geek gold.
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Hyena Hijinks
Lions, Tigers, & Dice?..Oh my!
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Last Laugh: Hyenas in a Zoo

Laughing My Dice Off (or LMDO)
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You could swap out Hyenas for Dingos and call it "Dingo Dice"
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bsilver wrote:
Last Laugh: Hyenas in a Zoo


Damn you!



Too Damn Many Hyenas

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Hyena Hold'Em

Zoo Keeper
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Release the Hyenas
 
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So, all of the easy names have already been taken: Zoo Yatzy, Safari Dice: Africa's Big Game, etc. You name may have to be a little more off-the-wall:

Fur House
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Poker's Wild Been done already! cry


 
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Jackals Are Better To Open

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Bhobs wrote:
Hyena Hold'Em

Zoo Keeper


+1 Zoo Keeper (beat me to it) or Zoo Keeper Dice

Seems to fit the mechanics well as each player is a zoo keeper trying to round up the animals.

Zoo Escape - zoo keepers are racing around town trying to get the animals back to the zoo.
 
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Maybe keep it simple:

Hyenas: The Dice Game
ZooDice: Hyena
 
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Cackle
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ha ha hyenas
happy hyenas
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(zoo+poker) either "Zoker" (poker with z) or (probably better "Zooker" (oo pronounced as in zoo)
alternatively:
Las Animals/
Las Vanimals


(Las Vegas, you know)

Where will you sell your game?? Only in USA, or in Spanish speaking countries too for example?? Then you should take a name that is well pronouncable in Eglish as well as in Spanish/German/French/...

Totally off the wall:

"Noah's ark" (scoring pairs of animals)

How do you like them?
 
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if you like noah's ark but want to be more inventive (there are already some games called "noah..."), maybe you could do a play with words with noah's ark, like noah's dice,...

Could maybe be offensive for christs though?
 
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charlest wrote:
Cackle

A group of hyenas is referred to as a "cackle", so fits well:

Cackle Craps
Crazy Cackle

[insert adjective here] Cackle [or here]
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Please Don't Feed The Animals
 
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I Bought A Zoo
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Zooker or Zoker pronounced with a "long o"- rhyming with poker. *ninja

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Zoo Madness

Beastlike

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Animatch - Animal + Match, this would put it alphabetically towards the front of some game stores. ^__^

Pokimal - Poker + Animal, tho Nintendo might sue you for being too close to Pokemon.

Matchimal - Match + Animal, and kind of sounds like "Match them all". It sounds kind of catchy to me, and easy for people to remember.

Collectimal - Kind of like the last one.

Catchimal - Another variation, this one is really close to Pokemon's catch em all, so could be risky.

Zooset - Zoo + Set.. yeah I'm running out of ideas now.

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Might be somewhat literal but how about:

"Lions, Elephants, Tigers, Apes, Hippos and Bears, Plus 6 Hyenas: The Poker-Inspired Tile and Dice Set Collection Game at the Zoo"

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"Laughing Stock"

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Accrue Zoo!

(although I personally like "Laughing My Dice Off" and "Laughing Stock")
 
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