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Artist
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Year Published
1999
# of Players
3 − 7
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 5, 6 players
Recommended with 4, 5, 6, 7 players
(47 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
6 and up
(18 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Subdomain
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Family
Primary Name
Frank's Zoo
Alternate Names
Bláznivá Zoo
Franks Zoo
Zoff im Zoo
動物園
法蘭克動物園
鋤大象
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This game is played in several hands. In each hand the players try to be the first to get rid of all of their cards. Their scores are based on how early in the hand they get rid of all their cards. There are two ways to play: you can play where all hands are played the same, or you can play the game with changing partners.

This is a climbing game, similar to The Great Dalmuti, Tichu, and others. The difference here is that the ranks are different kinds of colorfully illustrated animals. Each is scared away only by certain other animals. Players set out one to whatever cards of a particular variety, and someone can play onto that pile only if they have more of that animal or an equal number of some animal that can scare it away. Players get points by playing all their cards, collecting lions, and collecting a hedgehog.

Home Page: http://doris-frank.de/Games4.html

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動物園
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Swan Chinese edition
Publisher: Swan Panasia Co., Ltd.
Artist: Doris Matthäus
Year: 2008
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PS-Games Dutch edition
Publisher: PS-Games
Artist: Doris Matthäus
Year: 2003
Product Code: PSG02
Size: 4.92 x 3.74 x 0.87 inches
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Rio Grande English edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Doris Matthäus
Year: 1999
Product Code: RGG138
Size: 5.00 x 3.80 x 0.90 inches
0.38 pounds
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Doris & Frank German edition
Publisher: Doris & Frank
Artist: Doris Matthäus
Year: 1999
Size: 2-deck card box (e.g. Coloretto)
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Publisher: MINDOK
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Size: 2-deck card box (e.g. Coloretto)
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5 Frank's Zoo - Quick Rules
Quick Rules Summary & Outrank Table. 2-sided. Fits in box. It requires some familiarity with the rules already (e.g., what Jr. and Sr. mean), but it should serve you well as a reminder for those times the game comes to the table after a long absence; and it serves as a reminder to other players about the rules that you have explained to them when you introduced the game. The back side conveniently reminds players of the three things that I have found the need to repeatedly explain during play - what they can do on their turn, what the rankings are, and what the card distribution is in the deck.
English
2015-05-05
1 Frank's Zoo Vietnamese
Frank's Zoo Vietnamese https://www.facebook.com/EnjoyBoardgame
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2015-03-21
4 Frank's Zoo rulebook GR
Μεταφρασμένο Ελληνικό εγχειρίδιο κανόνων / translated in Greek rulebook
Greek
2013-02-25
2 Zoff im Zoo rules in Hungarian
Corrected version of the other Hungarian rule set. I changed some sentences here and there to make it more confirm to the original rules and make it grammatically more correct. I also expanded the document with the 3-player variant created by the game designers, and the other 3-player variant found here on BGG and on the website of Doris & Frank. Formatted in a way to make it possible to print it on a single sheet of A4 paper if printed double-sided.
Hungarian
2010-12-20
2 Zoff im Zoo Ranking Diagram and Charts
Frank's Zoo ranking order of the animals. One diagram, two charts. Formatted in a way that makes printing double-sided hassle-free.
English
2010-12-20
6 Instructions Supplement for Frank's Zoo
This contains instructions for (i) a partnership scoring variant that is simpler for kids; and (ii) rules for playing with three people. Fits inside the Frank's Zoo box.
English
2010-06-28
10 Frank's Zoo score sheet
Excel file containing a score sheet for Frank's Zoo. As player finish, ranking, pairing, team, individual, and total scores can be a "bear" to keep track of, try this score sheet to simplify scoring. Version 1
English
2009-12-16
11 Russian rules of Frank's Zoo
Правила карточной игры "Зоопарк Франка" на русском языке
Russian
2009-06-12
2 Concise reference sheet by hecose
Concise reference sheet for looking up easy-to-forget rules quickly. Useful if you haven't played the game for some time and need a refresher. Provides a summarised and structured outline to help in teaching a game.
2008-07-22
2 Franks Zoo rules
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2007-11-29
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