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Savannah Park (2021) is a puzzle game where you take charge of a wildlife park located in 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 consider 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, you 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 goes 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.

Our examiner, Rob Prior, first checked Savannah Park 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Sequencing and Traversal game with Brain Game, Puzzle and Strategy elements. 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:

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 bushfires.

The first time you play it's worth trying the following:
  • Play a few practice 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.

BenefitsBenefits

This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Level

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 scores as they play.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.

CostsCosts

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2021

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Sequencing, Traversal (Brain Game, Puzzle and Strategy)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: Board, Figures, Placeables and Score Board

Developer: Deep Print Games (@DeepPrintGames)


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