Contents
Zooloretto
· Game info
· Video

· Game of the Year

· More awards
· Reactions
· Designer Michael Schacht
· The publisher
· Developers’ workshop

· Museum

· Making of
Zooloretto Family
· Animal Tycoon

· Aquaretto
·
Burgers’ Zoo
· Coloretto
·
Coloretto Amazonas
· Zooloretto
·
Zooloretto Würfelspiel

· Zooloretto Mini
· Zooloretto PC Spiel

· Zooloretto Mobile Game
· Zooloretto iPhone/iPod
· Zooloretto XXL
· Zooloretto exotic
· Zooloretto Boss

· Expansions

· Variants
Game rules
· Actual rules
· F.A.Q.
· Tactical hints
·
Combining expansions
More

·
Newsletter
· Zooloretto News


Zooloretto - A real family game

Each player uses small, large and wild animals and their young to try and attract as many visitors as possible to their zoo.



But be careful - the zoo must be carefully planned. Before you know it, you have too many animals and no more room for them. That brings minus points! Luckily, your zoo can expand.



A zoo of a family game in which less is sometimes more ...

Zooloretto
for 2-5 players, 8+ years, duration: 45 minutes.
Designer: Michael Schacht
USA: Riogrande Games
Germany: Abacusspiele
Skandinavia: Lautapelit.fi Netherlands 999 Games
Hungaria: playgo
Poland: g3
Korea: Korea Boardgames

Contents
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5 Zoos
5 Expansions
128 Tiles
5 Delivery Trucks
30 Coins
1 Wooden Disc
1 Rule Booklet



Zooloretto - PC-Game

Since the 26th of june the "Zooloretto" PC Game (Windows) is available as CD-ROM in Germany.



The graphics are different to the iPhone version and the boardgame. The design is different depending on the country you choose to play. Several of the mini expansions are implemented.



Here you can find a video.






Zooloretto for PC (Windows)
for 1 to 5 Spieler, 6+ years, Duration 15 minutes.
Desiger: Michael Schacht
Development: White Bear Studios
Distribution
: dtp Entertainment


Zooloretto - for iPhone and iPod touch

Since may 2009 Zooloretto auch is avialable for iPhone and iPod Touch in the Apple App Store.



Some technical informations:
- New opponents and furture add-ons in the integrated shop activateable.
- 3D-view of the zoo and the animals.
- Animated animals and animal sounds
- against computer player and and up to other players in pass'n play possible.




Here you’ll find more infos and screenshots: Zooloretto Digital, here is the forum at touchArcade and an info at spielbar.com. (the last in german)

Zooloretto for iPhone/iTouch
for 1 to 5 players, 8+ years, duration: 45 minutes.
Designer: Michael Schacht
Development: SpinBottleGames
Publisher
: Chillingo


Animal Tycoon - Zooloretto für das Handy

Since the end of last year Zooloretto is available for mobile under the name of Animal Tycoon for the most type of mobile phones.



Graphical it is close to the iPhone impementation.



Animal Tycoon
for 1 to 5 players, 8+ years, duration: 45 minutes.
Designer: Michael Schacht
Development: SpinBottleGames
Publisher
: Softgames


Burgers’ Zoo - Zooloretto in the Netherlands

In cooperation with the famous dutch Burger's Zoo the publisher 999 Games offers Zooloretto in a graphically to Burgers’ Zoo adapted version.



Hard to read: the korean edition of Zooloretto





About the designer:
Michael Schacht


Michael Schacht invents games for more than 25 years and game designing is now his main job. Zooloretto is his biggest success so far.


Here is the link to his english homepage of the designer with a lot of infos.




Zooloretto News

As supplement of the spielbox magazine fair special 2008 the german "Zooloretto News" got launched. The newspaper offers a lot of informations around the Zooloretto-family.

The first issue contains also the mini expansion "the savings book" to tinker.


The second issue contains also the mini expansion "three co-worker tiles" to tinker.
The updated second issue contains a variant for 6 players.

The third issue contains the mini expansion "the chamaeleon" for Zooloretto exotic to tinker.



Issue #1, 10/2008:
Download
72dpi
Download 144dpi

Issue #2, 02/2009:

Download
72dpi
Download 144dpi

Issue #2 Update, 10/2009:

Download


Issue #3 02/2010:

Download

Issue #4, 10/2010:

Download


Issue #5, 02/2012:

Download


Issue #6, 01/2013:

Download




Worth a visist:
The Zooloretto museum


Creative and imaginative ideas around Zooloretto presented in the virtual Zooloretto museum.





The Zooloretto developers’ workshop

Things of interest, curiosities and news can be found here.





Videos

Reviews and complete rules as video for all the games of the Zooloretto family.



Aquaretto:

Coloretto:

Coloretto Amazonas:

Zooloretto:

Zooloretto Exotic:

Zooloretto Erweiterungen:

Zooloretto iPhone:

Zooloretto Mini:





















Download
· Rules
· Summary cards
· Mini expansions

· Your ideas

· Idea workshop

·
Desktop (ext.)
Video
· How to play part 1 (youtube)
· How to play part 2 (youtube)
· How to play (BookShelf)
· How to play iPhone (youtube)

Aquaretto - Expansion and stand-alone game

The special thing about Aquaretto is, that it is on one hand a seperate game and on the other hand an expansion for Zooloretto. The combination of both leads to a bigger and more ambitious gameplay.



In Aquaretto the players can find the typical gameplay of Zooloretto but also have to find new tactics to win the game.



Distribution in the US by Riogrande Games.

A general summary in comparison to Zooloretto as a video at TricTrac.

A video instruction and review in episode 25 of Obsessed Board Gamers can be found here.

Aquaretto doubles a both ...
+ a seperate game and
+ an expansion for Zooloretto

Aquaretto
for 2-5 players, 10+ years, duration: 45 minutes.
Designer: Michael Schacht
USA: Riogrande Games
Germany: Abacusspiele
Hungaria: playgo

Contents
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5 Sea-parks
5 Depots
20 Expansions
5 Delivery Trucks
16 Coworkers
30 Coins
1 Wooden disk
114 Tiles, containing of:
88 Animal tiles
16 Offspring tiles
10 Coin tiles



Zooloretto Würfelspiel
(Zooloretto Dice Game)

Now the dice come to the zoo!



As in Zooloretto, each player is the zoo director of a small zoo. They must bring new animals into their zoos. Points are awarded at the end of the game for that. But if the enclosures are full further animals have to go to stay in the barn which costs minus points.




Zooloretto Würfelspiel is dice fun for the whole family.

Zooloretto Würfelspiel
for 2-4 players, 7+ years, duration: 15 minutes.
Designer: Michael Schacht
Publisher: Abacusspiele

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1 Board
10 Dice
1 Pad
1 Pencil




Zooloretto Mini - Less is more

Zooloretto Mini is the little brother to the 2007 Spiel des Jahres.



As in Zooloretto, each player is the zoo director of a small zoo. They must bring new animals into their zoos and arrange landscape tiles on the grounds. Points are awarded at the end of the game for both.



Simpler rules, shorter game length and fewer components – ideal as an introductory game or when traveling.

Zooloretto Mini
for 2-5 players, 7+ years, duration: 30 minutes.
Designer: Michael Schacht
Germany: Abacusspiele

Contents
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100 tiles
5 zoo boards
5 delivery truck boards
1 bag
1 animal figure




Zooloretto Boss

Good coworkers and charitable donations make life easier for the zoo director. If he uses the donations skillfully, he will acquire additional animals and vending stalls.



If done right, he can make the zoo even more attractive and new to those who visit. In this way, he will attract more visitors and earn more income.




With correct management of these new resources, a player can become the Zoo BOSS.

Zooloretto Boss will be released end of October 2010 in Europe, the US-version will come later.

Zooloretto Boss
for 2-5 players, 10+ years, duration: 45 minutes.
Designer: Michael Schacht
USA: Riogrande Games
Germany: Abacusspiele

Contents
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70 Tiles
11 Boards
12 Co-workers




Zooloretto exotic

Now the zoo becomes more exotic with the building of a new jungle experience path with strange animals from all over the world.



These new exotic animals attract a large number of curious visitors. And the stands pay double because of the increased business, Of course, the other zoos also have their exotic animals to lure customers to them. The player who creates exhibits that keep visitors in the zoo earns bonus points at the end of the game.




Distribution in the US by Riogrande Games.

Zooloretto exotic
For 2-5 players, 8+ years, duration: 45 minutes.
Designer: Michael Schacht
USA: Riogrande Games
Germany: Abacusspiele

Contents
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40 visitors
16 new jungle animas
5 jungle boards
5 visitor bonus tiles
5 summary cards




Zooloretto XXL

The zoo grows and prospers: new animals are added regularly and the animals provide offspring from time to time. But what if space becomes limited in the zoo?



Those who know other zoo managers find it useful to send some of their animals to other zoos. Of course, the new zoos like the additions and reward those who sent them.




Two extra trucks are added for the game for two and bonus material is included for Aquaretto.
This is just what is needed for those who cannot get enough Zooloretto.

Distribution in the US by Riogrande Games.

Zooloretto XXL - Expansion
for 2-5 players, 8/10+ years, duration: 45 minutes.
Designer: Michael Schacht
USA: Riogrande Games Germany: Abacusspiele

Contents
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82 Tiles, containing of:
56 animal tiles
12 Supply tiles
8 Offspring tiles
3 vending stalls
3 coin tiles
12 coins
10 point tokens“other zoos”

1 Expansion



Coloretto and Coloretto Amazonas

The 2003 published "Coloretto" is the small "parent" of Zooloretto that is different in several points.

The internally multiple awared game was f. e. on the "Auswahlliste Spiel des Jahres", "Bestes Kartenspiel" (best card game) in Germany and Russia.



"Coloretto Amazonas" (2004) has a different game system - but is a very good two player game.



The russian edition (2009) of "Coloretto".



The brazilian edition (2011) of "Coloretto".


Coloretto
for 3 to 5 players 8+ years, duration: 30 minutes.
Contents: 87 cards
Designer: Michael Schacht
Germany: Abacusspiele
USA: Riogrande Games Netherlands: 999 Games
Scandinavia: Lautapelit.fi
France: Oya
Spain: homoludicus

Coloretto Amazonas
for 2 to 4 players, 8+ years, duration: 20 minutes.
Contents: 112 cards
Designer: Michael Schacht
Publisher: Abacusspiele



Additions:
All expansions

Some of the following small expansions got published as downloads at first.



Later some ot these got printed as limited editions for magazines, fair specials, as postcards or for the US. But not avialable in the german game shops.
"Real" expansions are Aquaretto, Zooloretto XXL, Zooloretto Boss and Zooloretto exotic. Further expansions are in preparation.

Mini expansions:
· Building sites
· Catta

· Christmas present
· Christmas tree
· Gorilla
· Grizzly

·
Job Boards (Mission Cards)
· King K.
· Lucky Pig
· Lynx

· Octopus
· Petting zoo
· Polar Bear
· Reindeer
· Savings book

· Three extra enclosures
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Three additional buildings
· Expansion package I
· Expansion package II
(both only USA)
· The Trains
(for Aquaretto)
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Three co-worker tiles
(for Aquaretto)
· Training camp
(for Aquaretto)
· Chamaeleon
(for Zooloreto exotic)
· Big Boss
(for Zooloreto Boss)

Big expansions:
·
Aquaretto
· Zooloretto XXL

· Zooloretto exotic
·
Zooloretto Boss


Downloads and infos
Downloads and infos about
all mini expansions can be found here!

Recommendations for combining expansions
you can find here!







News

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Play Zooloretto Online
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Zooloretto can be played now online besides Coloretto, Amazonas and Mini at Boardgames-Online.net. The platform offers play by Mail, means that you play turn-orientated.
You can find it here". - 3.9.

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Important changes for the Newsletter
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The newsletter for Zooloretto, Mondo and other games by Michael Schacht got distributed by mail for many years.
Nowadays the procedure makes a lot of problems and therefore the service has to be discontinued.
But if you want to have frequent access to news about the Zooloretto family you can follow the Newsblog of the designer. There you can also find the actual and the older issues of the newsletter.
More can be found here under "Newsletter". - 10.9.

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News for Zooloretto at Essen fair (D)
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At game fair in Essen (D) 2015 will be available some new and some exclusive stuff :
- If you visit the booth of Abacusspiele (3-E108) you can get a new free mini expansion.
There you also can get a new score pad for the dice game with different rules (both as long as the stock lasts).
- In the "Brettpiel Adventskalender 2015" by Frosted Games will be also a little suprpise for Zooloretto.
- 25.8.

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New pad for the Dice Game
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fter "XXL" is now the brand new scoring pad "S" available now for Download.

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New US distribution
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Zooloretto gets distribute now in the US by Z-Man Games. Coloretto gets still distributed by Riogrande Games.

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Mini expansions guidebook
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Derek Whaley has created a guidebook for all the mini expansions. It can be found in the download section.

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Play Coloretto and Zooloretto Mini online
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Now you can play Zooloretto Mini online here on the website. Additionally there are Coloretto and Coloretto Amazonas.

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Lions for Zooloretto
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In Germany Zooloretto is now available with an additional set of lions.

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10 Years Coloretto
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For the anniversary Coloretto will have a special edition with a new look (in Germany).

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Zooloretto in France
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The publisher Filosofia released now Zooloretto in France.

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Zooloretto Dice Game Online
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At www.yucata.de you can play Zooloretto Würfelspiel (dice game) online.

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Coloretto Amazonas Onlinespiel
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Besides Coloretto you can play now as well Coloretto Amazonas online at the sizte of the designer boardgames-online.net

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The Zooloretto Dice Game comes
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In march will be the new Zooloretto Dice Game in the shops in Germany

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Coloretto is Best Cardgame in Brasil (Editors' Choice)
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Ludo Brasil honnors Coloretto for the Best Cardgame 2011 in Brasil (Editors' Choice).

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New mini expansion Catta as download
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The new mini expansion Catta is now available in the download section.

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Play with the designer in Essen
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At the game fair in Essen designer Michael Schacht presents the for 2012 planned new Zooloretto dice game. Starting saturday at: 16:00, 16:30 and 17:00, at Abacusspiele, hall 10 booth 40

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New fair special
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Like the last years the little polar bear, the gorilla and the grizzly will be this year again a little animalistic fair special to get at the game fair in Essen, at the Abacusspiele booth, 10-40. As long as the stock lasts.

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Zooloretto PC Game
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At the 26th of june the "Zooloretto" PC Game (Windows) got released as CD-ROM in Germany. The graphics are different to the iPhone version and the boardgame. The design is different depending on the country you choose to play. Several of the mini expansions are implemented.
More infos can be found here
here.

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Coloretto in Brazil
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Another country edition of Coloretto for Brazil, the homeland of the wonderful Bossa Nova. It will be published by GROW and has a totally different look.

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Zooloretto digital
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It is still very unclear when the implementations of Zooloretto for PC, Wii and NDS will be released. A little preview can be found at Youtube.

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Merry Christmas!
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The german magazine spielbox includes in the latest edition #7/2010 as insert the Christmas tree for Zooloretto.

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Zooloretto Boss rules online
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The rule booklets of the new expansion Zooloretto Boss are now online.

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New fair special
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Like the last years the little polar bear, the gorilla and the grizzly will be this year again a little animalistic fair special to get at the game fair in Essen, at the Abacusspiele booth, 10-40. As long as the stock lasts.

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Zooloretto News #4
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The fourth edtion of the german “Zooloretto News” will be released at the game fair in Essen as an insert of the "spielbox special" and will be available in well sorted game shops. It offers also for the new “Zooloretto Boss” the mini expansion “Big Boss” to tinker. Also availabe at the Abacusspiele booth, 10-40.

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Chamaeleo
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Ari Heino and Sebastien Clermont-Petit designed two special versions of Coloretto: the rules stayed the same but the themes are now the seven deadly sins and a more futuristic version of a chamaeleon.
You can download both for tinker in the
Your ideas section.

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Exotic@BGG
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„Come to me my jungle friends!!“ writes Jim K in his review on the american game platform Boardgamegeek about Zooloretto exotic.

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Merry Christmas
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The year comes to an end and a good opportunity for the Zooloretto team to thank for the interest with a little Christmas card.

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Aquaretto New Edition
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The new printrun of Aquaretto arrived in the storage of Abacusspiele and thus the game is available again. The new US- printrun gets shipped at the moment.

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Coloretto in Russia
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At the Essener Spieletagen (Essen fair) i received a very special edition of Coloretto.
With a different design and format of box and cards the russian release by Lifestyle Ltd. presents itself.
en Design und Format von Schachtel und Karten wartet die russische Ausgabe von Lifestyle Ltd. auf.

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From the developers‘ workshop
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Some may have asked themselves for what the open connection in Zooloretto exotic is. At the moment a new, more complex expansion is in the test phase. It shell be plugged in there. See in the developers’ workshop.

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Zooloretto
News #2 Update
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As a supplement of the spielbox magazine fair special the german Zooloretto News #2 got published in an updated version. You can download it here.

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A grizzly ...
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This time it was a Grizzly as fair special for Zooloretto at the Essener Spieltage (Essen fair).
If you couldn’t get one then you can download it as usual in the download section.


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Zooloretto Boss
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The end of october the new expansion Zooloretto Boss will be released in Europe. In the same size of XXL and exotic it is the most complex so far.

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Zooloretto iPhone
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Since today there is the new version 1.20 for Zooloretto iPhone.

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Coloretto Online
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On the website of the designer it is possible now to play Coloretto online.

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One more video
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A new video of Coloretto in english is available now in the video section.

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Coloretto Video
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A new video of Coloretto in spanish is available now in the video section.

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Family Games 100
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Green Ronin publishes the book Family Games - The 100 Best. Game designers and publishers write about the most enjoyable, most cleverly designed games of the last one hundred years. These are the games that the designers themselves play, the ones that have inspired their most popular inventions.
Includes also an essay about Zooloretto by Jess Hartley.


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20 Videos
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There is a new section now, with 20 videos about all the games of the Zooloretto family.

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Win a Grizzly
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The magazine spielbox raffles of ten mini expansions The Grizzly for Zooloretto.
If you can answer correctly the question “What is the name of the card game being part of the Zooloretto-family and got released before the board game?” write the solution on a postcard with the keyword “Zooloretto-Grizzly” until the 30th of march 2010 to: spielbox, w. nostheide verlag gmbh, Bahnhofstraße 22, 96117 Memmelsdorf, Germany

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Zooloretto Mini
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Zooloretto Mini should be in stock end of march/beginning of april (in Germany).

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Zooloretto as Band?
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Not very popular music creates the japanese band with the name Zooloretto :-)

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Zooloretto Wii
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At Amazon.com the Wii-version of Zooloretto is already announced: "Nintendo Wii, 28th of february, Playlogic International".
But usually a release gets delayed.


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Luchs
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The mini expansion "The Lynx" is now available for download.
- 14.2.

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Zooloretto News 1/2010
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The third edtion of the german “Zooloretto News” got released last week on the Nürnberg Toy fair and will be avialable in well sorted game shops. It offers also for “Zooloretto exotic” the mini expansion “the chamaeleon”.
If you can’t get the news, the expansion can be downloaded here as usual.

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Chamaeleo
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Ari Heino and Sebastien Clermont-Petit designed two special versions of Coloretto: the rules stayed the same but the themes are now the seven deadly sins and a more futuristic version of a chamaeleon.
You can download both for tinker in the
Your ideas section.

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Exotic@BGG
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„Come to me my jungle friends!!“ writes Jim K in his review on the american game platform Boardgamegeek about Zooloretto exotic.

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Merry Christmas
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The year comes to an end and a good opportunity for the Zooloretto team to thank for the interest with a little Christmas card.

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Aquaretto New Edition
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The new printrun of Aquaretto arrived in the storage of Abacusspiele and thus the game is available again. The new US- printrun gets shipped at the moment.

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Coloretto in Russia
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At the Essener Spieletagen (Essen fair) i received a very special edition of Coloretto.
With a different design and format of box and cards the russian release by Lifestyle Ltd. presents itself.
en Design und Format von Schachtel und Karten wartet die russische Ausgabe von Lifestyle Ltd. auf.

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From the developers‘ workshop
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Some may have asked themselves for what the open connection in Zooloretto exotic is. At the moment a new, more complex expansion is in the test phase. It shell be plugged in there. See in the developers’ workshop.

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Zooloretto
News #2 Update
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As a supplement of the spielbox magazine fair special the german Zooloretto News #2 got published in an updated version. You can download it here.

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A grizzly ...
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This time it was a Grizzly as fair special for Zooloretto at the Essener Spieltage (Essen fair).
If you couldn’t get one then you can download it as usual in the download section.


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Coloretto:
best card game in Russia
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Some news need a bit longer: After already getting 2007 a recommendation Coloretto got chosen by the russian game website Boardgamer.ru as best card gane 2008.

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Zooloretto in video
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Another demonstration video at Technorati (youtube) shows in detail how to play Zooloretto.

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Coloretto: country editions 6 + 7
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Two new country editions enlarge the distribution area of Coloretto – the best card game of the year 2003 (Fairplay). Now you can get it in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Spain and USA.

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Zooloretto iPhone wins silver award
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The english website PocketGamer tests electronic games and gave the iPhone implementation of the boardgame Zooloretto a silver award.

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Limitcards for Coloretto
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A new little expansion for Coloretto for download.

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Monsteretto
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Jack Reda has designed his personal version of Zooloretto as Monsteretto.

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Zooloretto scoring tool for iPhone/iPod
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On the website of Ryan Christianson you can find a little scoring App for Zooloretto. This can be bought at the Apple Store.

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Coloretto idea contest update
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And the winner is ...
Sheamus Parkes and LurkingMeeple. Congratulations!
Link:
Boardgamegeek

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Zooloretto for
iPhone and iPod
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Zooloretto is avialable for iPhone and iPod Touch in the Apple App Store.

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Coloretto idea contest
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About 90 (!) ideas for Coloretto special cards were generated on the american boardgame platform Boardgamegeek.
The winners will be announced the next days. Link:
Boardgamegeek

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Zooloretto gallery
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On the american boardgame platform Boardgamegeek is a big picture gallery concerning Zooloretto.

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Exotic available
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The new expansion Zooloretto Exotic ist available now.

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Zooloretto News #2
published
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The second issue of the Zooloretto News is published at the Nürnberg toy fair. Download: here

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Zooloretto XXL is available.

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Burgers Zoo (Zooloretto) ist nominated for the Nederlands Spellenpris.

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The polish edition is available.

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At the german website Hall9000.de is a Zooloretto desktop for your computer available.


michaelschacht.net
(the designers´ site)


Onlinegames
(Zooloretto / Coloretto)


Abacusspiele
 (extern)