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Zooloretto
« on: May 07, 2016, 09:05:40 PM »
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Anybody have or play this game?
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Re: Zooloretto
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2016, 09:41:17 PM »
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Don't be fooled by the cute panda on the box cover. Zooloretto is one of the most cold-blooded cut-throat family games available and really fun because of that.

If you can find it, you may prefer Zooloretto Mini (or Junior).  It keeps all the fun bits of Zooloretto, but ditches money, which is the draggiest game play feature in the original.

Oops, I forgot to answer your original question. Our family both has and plays Zooloretto (mostly when we are all feeling super competitive ;)).
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Re: Zooloretto
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2016, 07:07:17 AM »
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So it's not just me.  ;) When I found this game, I thought I had a great game for my 9-year-old daughter (who loves Zoo Tycoon). After two games I felt like a horrible dad. I took the truck that had a flamingo, even though my daughter loves flamingos, simply because I needed a new species for an enclosure. Later in the same game, I stole my wife's female zebra from her barn, because I had a male zebra in one of my enclosures and I wanted the baby zebra to complete the enclosure and get more coins.

You aren't kidding about cutthroat.  :o

Do you have any of the expansions?
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Re: Zooloretto
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 10:12:09 PM »
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I took the truck that had a flamingo, even though my daughter loves flamingos, simply because I needed a new species for an enclosure. Later in the same game, I stole my wife's female zebra from her barn, because I had a male zebra in one of my enclosures and I wanted the baby zebra to complete the enclosure and get more coins.
You *are* a monster. :o

Seriously though, the cutthroat play is something everyone can participate in (no matter how old), and the interactivity it leads to is my favorite aspect of the game.

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Do you have any of the expansions?
No. From my experience the expansions tend to either add different cute animals (Aquaretto) or provide additional focus on the extraneous mechanics--like coins (XXL)--that I personally fell drags the game down a bit.

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Re: Zooloretto
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2016, 06:24:48 PM »
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No. From my experience the expansions tend to either add different cute animals (Aquaretto) or provide additional focus on the extraneous mechanics--like coins (XXL)--that I personally fell drags the game down a bit.

I see. Thanks for the input. The expansions are hard to get anyway, so I think I'll stick with the base game for now.

I just wish I had access to that European board & card game Advent Calendar that gives promos for some of my favorite games, including this one.  :-\
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Re: Zooloretto
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2016, 11:12:14 AM »
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So I'm officially interested in this game, is it an online purchase?

My wife and I LOVE games, especially less mainstream ones.
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Re: Zooloretto
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2016, 07:50:30 PM »
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So I'm officially interested in this game, is it an online purchase?

If you mean "does it have an app," then I believe the answer is "no." I looked for a digital version, but I couldn't find it.

If you mean "can I buy it from an online retailer," then the answer is "yes." It is on eBay, Amazon, CoolStuff, and a host of other game sellers and resellers. However, the game is imported, so the distribution is somewhat limited, especially for the expansions.

My wife and I LOVE games, especially less mainstream ones.

Zooloretto definitely has a cool family theme. My kids love playing with the animal tiles even without playing the game.  ;)
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Re: Zooloretto
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2018, 12:37:41 PM »
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Just an update for this thread from several years ago...

There is a digital version of Zooloretto on Steam, and it is currently on sale for 89 cents!  :o

I downloaded it over the summer, and I've enjoyed it. You can unlock the promos, which was a great way to try things like the Polar Bear that I don't own in the real life game.
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