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Board GameSavannah Park Review
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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.

Author: Rob Prior, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Savannah Park is a puzzle game where you take charge of a wildlife park located on the Savannahs of Africa. You play by moving Animal tiles around your Wildlife Park board trying to organise them into herds. It is a game about bringing order to chaos whilst everyone else tries their hardest to hinder your progress.

You play as a park ranger, tasked with organising the animals in your wildlife park. You start with 33 Animal tiles, depicting different numbers of animals, randomly placed on your board. Each one can only move once which creates a wrestle of movement to both make gaps where you need them, as well as considering the destination of other matching tiles. These carefully balanced plans can be foiled by other players who take it in turn to choose which type of Animal tiles move.

As you play, more animals become locked into place, so your placement decisions become more difficult. Once all the tiles have moved, your score points for having the biggest herd of each animal. You also need to keep an eye on spaces you need to leave uncovered, or avoid surrounding, for extra points.

What looks at first like a very simple tile movement puzzle, quickly becomes a battle for space where each go you must choose between sorting out your own park or forcing the hand of your opponents - the best move of course being when you get to do both at the same time.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2021

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Puzzle, Strategy and Traversal

Pieces: Board, Figures, Placeables and Score Board

Developer: Deep Print Games (@DeepPrintGames)

 

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DurationDuration

Learn to Play: This takes 20 minutes to learn. Gameplay is simple, but the end scoring is fairly complex, so you need to make sure that you understand this before starting to play. Be aware of how each herd is scored and how scores are affected by watering holes, grass spaces and bush fires.

The first time you play it's worth trying the following:
  • Play a few practise turns, where you discuss placement ideas. This should help you to get your head around the scoring system in a more practical way.

Play Time: This game will take between 20 minutes and 40 minutes to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room. It is best with 2 or 3 players.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to have a good grasp of maths to be able to understand the end scoring system and work out their score as they play.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.

CostsCosts

No cost data.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Savannah Park Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@DeepPrintGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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