Animals on Board
This family game is in English (and German), but has no necessary in-game text so can be enjoyed without knowing English.
Each player has his own ark and wants to take as many animals on board as he can.
some guy called Noah claims all animal pairs for himself and has
obtained an anti-pairing law. Therefore, any animal that a player has
exactly twice on board at the end of the game must be discarded.
However, you can circumvent the law if you manage to gather three, four
or even five animals of a species. These are considered a herd and are
not only permitted, but are even more valuable. It could be so easy if
it wasn’t for one small issue: to form a herd, there usually is no way
around getting a pair first... When the arks depart, will you win the
game by having the most valuable single animals and herds on board?
ON BOARD is very easy to learn, yet poses tricky decisions. Do you
gamble for herds or strike at opportune moments due to attentive play?
Will you split a crowd in just the way you need and hope to get it
later? Or will you try to screw the others by dividing their obvious
crowds of interest? Whatever you do, you will feel the excitement of
this fast, brilliant family game.
Players: 2 - 4
Playing Time: 15 - 30 minutes