You start by placing the crocodile on a flat surface. Players then select seven creatures for their pile. With each turn, you roll the dice and then must place that many creatures on top of the crocodile. You win if you use all your pieces first without toppling the pile.
As you play, the tower becomes taller and wider, so the difficulty of stacking increases. Players must use their physical dexterity and decision-making to decide where best to place their animals. What starts as a simple stacking game, quickly becomes a clever balancing act between adding your pieces, whilst making it more difficult for your opponents to do the same.
Our examiner, Rob Prior, first checked Animal Upon Animal 23 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 weeks ago.
Play Time: This game will take between 10 minutes and 15 minutes to complete.
This game is good if you want to:
3+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be able to take turns and have the physical dexterity needed to stack the animals without toppling the pile. There's also a version called Animal Upon Animal Junior that's designed for younger players with a cooperative mode.
Content RatingWe rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.
Animal Upon Animal
There are a number of alternative versions of this game that share the same basic gameplay, they include:
- Animal Upon Animal: Crest Climbers - this features animals native to Switzerland.
- Animal Upon Animal Junior - this features larger animals that are easier to hold.
- My Very First Games: Animal Upon Animal - this is a version for toddlers with simpler stacking rules.