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Making mountains out of molehills

Zoos

Glasgow Science Festival: State of Play is an event at this year’s festival which offers the chance to explore, discover and experience science using board games.

This is the third guide in a series which provide an introduction to the games in question, organised by the relevant branch of science. Next up we have zoology and paleontology …

Name of Game

Zooloretto Mini (2010) and Zooloretto Dice (2012)

Type of Game

Quick and simple set collection game

What is it about?

Draw tiles or roll dice, then choose the best ones to collect animals for your zoo. Matching sets of animals mean more points, and the player with the most points wins.

No. of players

2-5 players

Ages

7+

Length of Game

10-30 mins

Summary

Fun games of species conservation for all the family. Best for those who love animals.

State of Play Rating

4 out of 5

Name of Game

Dino Hunt Dice (2012)

Type of Game

Push your luck dice game

What is it about?

Throw dice to collect dinosaurs for your zoo, but watch out – keep going too long and you might get stomped!

No. of players

2-8 players

Ages

6+

Length of Game

10 mins

Summary

A simple yet brilliant game of luck and nerve. Best for those who quit while they’re ahead.

State of Play Rating

4 out of 5

Name of Game

Mole in the Hole (1995)

Type of Game

Family strategy game

What is it about?

Play as moles trying to burrow into holes to reach the next level. Be the last mole left and win the golden shovel!

No. of players

2-4 players

Ages

8+

Length of Game

30 mins

Summary

Deep strategy meets a fun modular board. Best for those who can plan ahead.

State of Play Rating

4 out of 5

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