So I like many of the ideas in Wild Kingdom. I sat down to really try and learn the rules today, and ran into a few issues. Mostly I think it was just with the choice of wording in a few areas. In particular, I really didn't like:
A meld is initiated with exactly three cards that are similar in one or more of these characteristics. The cards must
always be in the same group, and may be in the same family and/or be the same animal or action.
Isn't it equivalent to just say:
A meld is initiated with exactly three cards of the same color.
I thought about some alternative ways to explain things. I went ahead and spent an hour or so writing out my thoughts. They aren't proof read and aren't quite complete. I don't explain the play area or the information on the cards. Anyway, it was more of a way to relax and pass the time. You can see them here: