Animal Upon Animal S$49.90
Designer: Klaus Miltenberger
Number of players: 2 to 4
Official Recommended Age: 4 - 99 years
Users' Recommended Age: 3 years and above
Playing Time: 15 minutes
Publisher's Game Description:
The animals want to show how good they are at making tall pyramids! They must be skillfully careful: Who will position the penguin on top of the crocodile, the sheep on top of the penguin, the serpent on the sheep? The hedgehog wants to stand on top of the pyramid but the height is making him dizzy.
2005 Kinderspiel des Jahres [nominated]
2008 Vuoden Lastenpeli (Finland) Children's Game of the Year [winner]
BGG Maarten Cappaert
BGG Mike Amos
How To Play:
Start off with the crocodile as the base. Split up the remaining animals by taking a number of different types of each animal depending on the number of players you have. Roll the die and, depending on which side it lands on, make your move. You may have to take either one or two animals and stack them on top of the existing pile. Other sides of the die also allows you to give an animal to another player, place a new one next to the crocodile to build a better base, or other players may also get to tell you which animal to place. If animals fall, they go back into your stack. The first player to make use of all their animals wins the game.
BGG Jonathan Burd: Awesome game! A blast, & harder than you'd think. I like the self-balancing aspect (occasionally removing animals from the game). It keeps the game from going on forever like some dexterity games. For 2-players, you need to use more animals.
BGG Tapani Aulu: Absolutely fabulous filler. Goes with any number of players, and for anyone regardless of background. Although it's a dexteritygame it's a rather pleasant and easy one, so shaky hands don't mean immediate disaster. I expect this game to be at the very top of my played games list. (18 Dec 08 after 10 plays). 2 months and 25 more plays later, still stays at a full 10. (13 Feb 09) 72 plays and a perfect ten (6 Feb 11).
BGG Henrik Schunk: Wow, what an incredibly fun game. So silly and yet so thrilling, that very moment when everything falls apart and you have to start again. I love this game!
BGG Lawson: I love this game! I would play it several times a day every day if I could. It's fun with kids, who have a real chance to win. It's fun with adults, where you can expect a bit more adventurousness in building and more appreciation for the obscene positions in which the animals inevitably are posed.