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Subject: Can Adults Play Zooloretto? rss

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mint car
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hi everybody, i am curious by zooleretto but am intimidated by the box because the art is very child friendly. in other words, if i pull out this game in front of my 30+ year old friends, will they laugh at me or scoff at the game? hehe! is this game better for children and families? would another game be more appropriate for me? thanks!
 
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Absolutely. The first time I played this, was with 30+ year old friends (probably not the same people you are playing with, but who knows).

I have Aquaretto, which I just happen to be able to play with my kids, but I have played it as much with grown ups. It's a good strategy game with a nice theme, and it just happens to have kid friendly art.
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mintcar22 wrote:
hi everybody, i am curious by zooleretto but am intimidated by the box because the art is very child friendly. in other words, if i pull out this game in front of my 30+ year old friends, will they laugh at me or scoff at the game? hehe! is this game better for children and families? would another game be more appropriate for me? thanks!


It is quite a good game for gamers as well as a family.

Your friends may still scoff because it has a panda on the cover, but you know your friends better than me.
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Don't be intimidated...

The first game I played of Zooloretto, I played with my wife.

Then I played (Well, tried to, anyway) with my almost-6 and 4-year old...

Then I played with a full group of 20-30 something guys that comprise my "regular" game group... The only caveat here, though, is that they all are "well-versed" in euro/ameritrash games, and know well not to judge a game by its cover...

Now, if your friends are all video game enthusiasts and fantasy football junkies, your mileage may vary...

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Drew1365 wrote:
Well, a bunch of us in our 30s and 40s have played Zooloretto at our game-night gatherings. Aquaretto, too. It looks cute, but it can play rather nasty. cool


---laugh---

---scoff---
 
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If you're comfortable sitting in public playing with panda bears and monkeys...
 
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It's designed for adults despite the cute theme. Really young children may not appreciate the mechanics; you may have to throw in some simpler rules for them.
 
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I play Zooloretto with the same 30-somethings that I play Arkham Horror, Citadels and Through the Desert with. It's all games we play, who can judge it as childish (in a bad way)?
 
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I play with my 4 and 6 year old but they don't get most of the strategy. They'll often take animals they like because they like them, not because it will help them. The expansions add a lot to this game including the ability to mess with other players. I highly recomend it for older players. We love to play without the kids when we get the chance.
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Zooloretto definitely works for mature adults. It is a light strategy game at the same weight roughly as Carcassonne, and just as cut throat.
 
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I played this with 2 non gamer friends, both 30-ish and had no problems. We played 4 games in a row. 1 of them is a ice hockey player and the other a non-nerd. Both had a ball, they enjoyed Ticket to Ride and Arkadia as well. Go for it, I say.
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Zooloretto and Ticket to Ride are the games I can play with my older parents (I'm 33 they are a bit older). So in that way its perfect for adults.
 
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Shouldn't judge a board game by its box. Age-wise and theme-wise, they're for adults. The box could've been more "adult-approachable", but it's definately for adults. If people scoff, I'd say they're moreso scoffing at boardgaming in general

Hell, Monopoly and Scrabble are rated for ages 8 and up as well, and plenty of adults play those

I'm seeing why they choose these for the box art.

A little cleavage and scantidly clad ladies never turned adults away
 
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Ironically I came to this thread from my Geekmail updates. The previous game I was looking at was "Pimp: The Backhanding" where someone can't play that with his usual gamers... Still, if you're looking for adult games, you could always get in touch with him
 
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mint car
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thanks everybody! i definitely feel more confident about this game now. and i absolutely agree, you shouldn't judge a game by its box. but you have to admit, it's hard not to, especially if you're a newbie laugh
 
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