Assemble the animals, but beware of the cheeky monkeys!
From 4 years old
15 to 20 minutes
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A push-your-luck classic from the hand of Reiner Knizia. The base game is playable from 6 years old, but the included variant makes the game possible for children starting from 4 years old.
On a turn, a player may draw chips until either he chooses to stop or he draws an animal that he has lying in front of him from a previous draw this turn. In this latter case, he returns all chips in front of him from the current turn to the bag, and the next player then takes his turn. In the former case, he stacks the chips in whatever order he wants on top of any chips he's collected in previous turns. Two special rules come into play while the player draws chips:
If a player draws an animal chip that matches the animal on top of an opponent's stack, the player can steal this animal, adding it to the chips currently in front of him.
If a player draws a monkey, he can either keep the monkey (as with any other animal) or he can swap the monkey for the chip on top of an opponent's stack.
When the last chip has been added to a stack, the game ends. Any player who has more chips of an animal type than any other player receives bonus points equal to the total number of that animal in the game. The player with the most points wins.
In a nutshell
A game for kids that you'll also like as an adult
Teaches how to evaluate risk
Very easy rules
Push your luck game
Thicker tiles so they are easy to manipulate for kids