Ian Lay
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If you had two choose two of these three which ones would you get and why?
 
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Jesse Hickle
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Haven't played Dream Factory, but Zooloretto and Jamaica are both excellent family games. With Zooloretto, you get a clever set collection game using cute animals, while Jamaica is a tactical pirate racing game where you are trying to collect the most treasure. Of those two, I prefer Jamaica (mostly because I prefer Coloretto to Zooloretto - the scoring doesn't seem as convoluted), but either would be a fine choice.
 
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Curt Carpenter
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Jamaica + Dream Factory. Because those are interesting games with long-term replayability. Zooloretto is too simple. And yeah, just get Coloretto and call the *loretto franchise done.
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I've owned all 3 but don't have Zooloretto anymore.

Of them my favourite is Hollywood Blockbuster (the infinitely better name for Dream Factory, but I believe had legal issues, so it reverted to the German name)

I didn't like Zooloretto and sold it BUT it's a much better game than Jamaica- which I'm tiring of.

So my suggestion is look at who is playing. Girls tend to like Zooloretto, and boys Jamaica. The easiest is Jamaica, and the hardest Zooloretto (marginally).

Age may be an issue, as can be academic ability.

My suggestion: match the themes to who is going to play; movies, pirates, or animals.

If I had none and was buying two I'd probably not get Jamaica again.
 
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Shane Larsen
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I've played Jamaica and Zooloretto and I would tell you to get Jamaica. Don't bother with Zooloretto.
 
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Jerry Wilkinson
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curtc wrote:
Jamaica + Dream Factory. Because those are interesting games with long-term replayability. Zooloretto is too simple. And yeah, just get Coloretto and call the *loretto franchise done.


Exactly what he said.
 
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I haven't played Jamaica and am not very fond of Zooloretto (eventually sold it), but make sure to get Dream Factory.
 
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