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- 25 Finely Molded & Painted Animal Miniatures (5 elephants, 5 rhinos, 5 lions, 5 leopards, 5 zebras)
- 30 Artistic Animal Cards (6 of each animal, numbered 0 to 5)
- Game Rules
Average Rating: 5 in 1 review
Botswana is a rethemed version of the simple and elegant Knizia classic Loco, with the addition of some wonderful animal miniatures.
A small deck of cards contains six cards (numbered 0-5) in five suits corresponding to the animal miniatures, of which there are five of each: rhinos, leopards, lions, zebras, elephants. The cards are dealt out to all the players, and in turns each player plays a card and takes an animal. You keep playing cards until one animal has all six of its cards played, at which point the game stops and the last card played for each animal represents how many points those animals are worth.
If you are looking for a first rate family game that can serve double-duty as a quick, light, social filler than Botswana should be on your radar. In terms of fun, ease of learning, replayability and simple good value, you would be hard pressed to go wrong with a game of this sort. It is very accessible, has a good fun factor, plays quickly, and has gorgeous components. Featuring a very elegant design, despite some luck of the draw it also enables you to make clever and tense choices, especially in the closing stages of a game. Attractive and high quality components round out an excellent all-round package that's good value.