Today, Swiss board game publisher Treeceratops announced that it is developing Zoo Tycoon: The Board Game. After working with Microsoft to secure a licensing agreement, they immediately started brainstorming ideas. It took over 3 years of hard work to make this a game that fans of board games and the series will enjoy. I’m very excited to see the finished product as Zoo Tycoon was a game I always had a great time playing. For those interested in helping with funding, a Kickstarter campaign will launch on October 25. You can find details and links specifically about the game and Treeceratops Kickstarter below:
Gameplay: In Zoo Tycoon: The Board Game, each player (2-4, 13+) runs their own zoo and must build enclosures, food stalls, zoo shops, and more. In the game, you have to strike the perfect balance between popularity (money/entertainment) and retention. All players can choose from 34 species, the 22 main species are represented by more than 230 animal meeples. Each animal species (especially the main species) plays differently because they have different needs (space, group composition, biome etc.). And since the demand/supply in the zoo market is different each time, each game also plays out differently. The game is rather “heavy” (euro games /120min+) and very thematic.
If you want a bit more detailed information about the game, you can find it on our homepage or on BoardGameGeek:
board game/370757/zoo-tycoon- board game
If you want to take a close look at the game and all of its components, you can do so with this professionally implemented Tabletop Simulator mod here: https://steamcommunity.
As with all our products, this game will again be produced in the most sustainable way possible (FSC certified, carbon neutral, as little plastic as possible, etc.)
For this game, we will launch a Kickstarter campaign (October 25). This will be our 6e Kickstarter campaign and we are sure that this campaign will once again be a great success. Here is the Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marcduer/zoo-tycoon-the-board-game
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