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fero fero
United States
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10
Apr 2004*
Excelent game. I think it is little better than Carcassone (more fun).
2004-04-04*
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Vitas Povilaitis
United States
Waltham
Massachusetts
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10
Aug 2005*
A quick, fun tile-laying, bidding game.
2005-08-04*
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JJ Cheng
Taiwan
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10
Oct 2005*
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Sven Baumer
Germany
Munich
Bavaria
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10
Apr 2007*
Zoch's version with colored visitors, trees and benches clearly better.
Fast and fun auction meets tile laying meets majorities game -- exactly my cup of tea.
2007-04-01*
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Matthias Räwer
Germany
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10
Nov 2010
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Ricardo Jorge Gomes
Portugal
Setubal
Grande Lisboa
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9.78
May 2013
Quem diria! Que jogo, que ideia, que forma de pontuar, que mecânica, que design, que itens escolhidos... Enfim, que colosso! Foi uma das maiores surpresas que obtive até hoje ao experimentar um jogo pela primeira vez, isto porque as expectativas eram muito baixas! Gosto muito de Zooloretto, mas este Zoo le Mio não se fica nada atrás e ganha na rapidez com que se conclui um desafio. Apesar de estar referenciado como 2 a 4 jogadores, acredito que este seja um dos poucos casos em que o melhor seja jogá-lo a 3, pois a quatro precisaria de mais peças para serem colocadas a leilão e a 2 o que não for para um é para o outro e a pontuação fica bizarra. OBRIGATORIO!
2012-09-03
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Alex Sorbello
United States
Albuquerque
New Mexico
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9.1
May 2005*
This one was a sleeper hit in my family.
Both my wife and I love this one....
i like it beter the more i play.
Works good with children also!
2005-05-04*
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Mario Pawlowski
Germany
Datteln
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9
Sep 2003*
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Sabine Baumer
Germany
Munich
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9
Nov 2003*
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Alan Kwan
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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9
Jan 2004*
A nice auction game. The closed-fist bidding is more skill than luck because the players who don't win the bid take back their money. Placement of the tiles is an interesting puzzle, on par with Alhambra. The game plays smoothly with the new "O Zoo le Mio" version, which has colored meeples and nice trees and benches; I could see that the old "ZooSim" version would have a problem without those nice bits. (Not only is it confusing, it feels much more satisfactory to look at your zoo with many colored meeples and trees and benches.) The rumored "rich gets richer" problem happens only with novices; the money system is IMO well-designed.
2004-01-11*
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Chris Brua
United States
Michigan
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9
Jan 2004*
(O Zoo Le Mio version) Beautiful, outstanding game. The theme is enjoyable and supports the mechanics well. There are so many little touches to the game are very well done: the flagpole for resolving auction ties, the fact that newer exhibits win ties with existing exhibits, etc. The closed auction system is quick yet requires careful thought as you try to evaluate what each tile is worth to your opponents in order to not overbid, and more importantly, to make sure your opponents do not underpay! Overall, I am very impressed with how well the game is put together and how well it plays.
2004-01-30*
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Brent Easton
Australia
Berry
NSW
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9
May 2004*
Excellent Game. The kids (8,11)absolutely love it. It's quick to set up and it plays quick, but lot's to think about. It's like Carcasonne with teeth!
2004-05-24*
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L. E.
Denmark
Copenhagen
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9
Oct 2009*
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Carl Johan Ragnarsson
Sweden
Lund
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9
Oct 2004*
Beautiful components and good balance.
2004-10-30*
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Will M. Baker
United States
Alameda
California
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Oct 2014
Components: Quality components, with fun artwork that forms an attractive labyrinth of animal exhibits. The wooden visitors, trees, and benches in this O Zoo Le Mio edition are a huge improvement over the generic pawns in the ZooSim edition .

Experience: Cash is very tight. The bidding is fun, as is piecing together my tiles, and wrestling for control of types of exhibits. It's interesting how at first, only the stars on the animals matter. But soon, the path configuration becomes hugely important, as do the orientation of animals on the tile, and the number of bushes.

First Played: 2004-06-20
Last Played: 2014-10-11
Plays (5):
3 players: 5
2014-10-11
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Steven Peters
United Kingdom
Canterbury
Kent
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9
Feb 2005*
This game is fantastic closed fist bidding, tile laying cute animal arranging game...
2005-02-08*
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Chris Pizula
United States
Newport Beach
California
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Mar 2005*
Big on theme, big on bidding, and big on bits. This is a keeper.
2005-03-20*
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Christopher Rosenqvist-Cutlip
Sweden
Stockholm
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9
Oct 2010
Cute auction game, with an interesting method to resolve tied bids. Way better than Carcassone. Really plays best with four, and even then there's a problem with a runaway leader.
2005-03-25*
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Ed Liming
United States
Renton
Washington
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9
Apr 2005*
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Truong Le
United States
Houston
Texas
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9
May 2005*
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Andreas Josefsson
Sweden
Lund
Skane
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Apr 2015
Very nice little game. Quick and easy rules. Beautiful components. Auctions and tile-laying in a pleasant mix. I'll play this over Carcassonne anytime.
2005-06-20*
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Jamie Collins
United Kingdom
SIDMOUTH
Devon
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9
Mar 2009*
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JESUS TORRES CASTRO
Spain
CÓRDOBA
Andalucía
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9
Mar 2006*
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Frank de Groot
Netherlands
Heerlen
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9
Jan 2006*
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Simon W.
United States
San Antonio
Texas
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Aug 2006*
I have two huge caveats for this otherwise unprecedented and counter-intuitive bloated rating. First off, it's the perfect couple's game for my girlfriend and I. Second, we both share a strong love of animals (she's an undergrad aiming for vet school and I'm a Zoo Tycoon addict).

Still, I believe this game is massively underrated. I usually hate blind bidding auctions, but the mechanics for ties and instantly recognizable score shifts make it an indispensable mechanic. The bits are stellar and the tile placement is reminiscent of the finer parts of Carcassonne and Dominoes. The level of complexity hits me as just right and there's plenty of room for strategy AND tactics.

A lot of people hold a gripe for the supposed "rich get richer" problem, but I think this is only possible with a lackadaisical group who isn't bidding aggressively enough. Tiles are worth income, present blocking opportunities, and allow looping for benches even if they pose no significant bonus to your exhibits directly. All of my games have been close with this understanding in mind. Basically I believe it to be a problem with the users and not a fault of the system.

Update: Ok ok, so there might be a slight rich gets richer problem. I still love the game and will work to correct its now somewhat apparent inadequacies.
2006-08-25*
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Johanna Pikkarainen
Finland
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9
Dec 2009*
Blind bidding game with a nice theme. I am starting to like auction mechanic too.

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2008-05-28*
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Juliet Kirman
United Kingdom
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9
Dec 2006*
It wins my vote just by having an animal theme, zoos - great! But it's actually a good game, looks good as well with all the meeple 'treeples' and 'chairples' (so my husband tells me they are called, personally I think he is pulling my leg).
2006-12-30*
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bob weaver
Estonia
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9
Sep 2007*
(o zoo le mio) quick enjoyable two player game. just enough to think about without making it overtaxing. i have gotten a lot of mileage out of this one.
2007-09-23*
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david karasick
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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9
Jan 2007*
what a creature feature!
2007-01-31*
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Yoshihiro Sonoda
Japan
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9
Feb 2007*
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oskari
Finland
Helsinki
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Sep 2007*
A very clever blind bidding game, and the wonderful theme works very well. The mechanism for breaking ties is absolutely brilliant. The game seems somewhat prone to a runaway leader problem, so don't let the other players get too many tiles ahead.

The Zoch edition has beautiful artwork and nice wooden bits.
2007-09-08*
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Greg Pool
United States
Carmel Valley
California
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9
Feb 2007*
No luck, great decisions and very good theme. Orange and red stars are a little hard to tell apart, but great components otherwise.
2007-02-19*
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Flying Arrow
United States
Pennsylvania
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9
Apr 2008*
Great blend of auction and tile-laying in an attractive theme. It's important to pay attention to the tile distribution as much as the point distribution. If one player gets too many tiles, there could be a runaway leader. That would only be an issue if other players aren't aware of what could happen. At the end of any year, no player should ever have more than a one tile lead over the other players.
2008-04-02*
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Sara Ragsdale
United States
Poulsbo
Washington
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9
Aug 2007*
Great theme! The auction mechanism is different, but it works well for 2 players. We've only played this with 2 players, and I like that you have to play both defensively and offensively to win.
2007-08-27*
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Christy Chen
United States
Federal Way
Washington
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Oct 2007*
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Marco Löhrer
Germany
Aachen
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Oct 2007*
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zoe rose
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Nov 2007*
It is hard, but I like anyway. Daddy always wins.
2007-11-12*
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Paul Willcox
United Kingdom
York
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Nov 2007*
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Jeno Szabo
Hungary
Budapest
Budapest
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9
Jan 2008*
a simple blind bidding game, with funny theme, and many good ideas. i wait for the time my kids reach the age to play this.

update: the time has come. my kids love it!
2008-01-29*
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Kapus-Katalin Szabó-Tibor
Hungary
Besenyszög - Szolnok
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Oct 2008*
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Joel Weeks
United States
Roswell
Georgia
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May 2015
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Leo Leonardo
Singapore
Singapore
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Mar 2009*
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Harley Yang
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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Sep 2014
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Mark M
United States
Florida
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9
Jun 2012
Great game to play with the kids. Colorful, challenging, but still fun. As far as a zoo themed game goes, a lot more fun than the dry Zooloretto. My middle child loves it and she is not the gamer in the family - so that brings me joy.
2009-09-29
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Matthew Stalker
United States
Loveland
Colorado
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9
Dec 2009*
I've played this twice now and I really think it is a great game. The game design is elegant and quite entertaining. Bravo! Well done.
2009-12-18
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Renata Hromkova
Czech Republic
Praha/Brno
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Oct 2011
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Bogdan Jovi
Romania
Bucharest
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9
Aug 2014
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Naresh R
India
Chennai
Tamil Nadu
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Sep 2015
The meeples are cute and we enjoyed our first game thoroughly. Shilpa loved it instantly. As pointed out elsewhere in the forums, there is a small early leader problem. Will try out the variants suggested next time.
2014-10-16
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David McCulley
United Kingdom
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Dec 2014
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Kristofer Linhdsjö
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Jun 2015
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