Monster Zoo is a game I have worked on for the past few months. In the game, players take on the role of new Zookeepers, trying to fill their empty Zoos with Monsters from the wild. (The same theme as Monster Zoo: Draft)
The game’s main mechanic is deck-building, similar to Ascension or Dominion, but with much more interaction and a bit of what I’m calling “zoo management”. As you acquire more cards and start to build out your deck, you’ll also move cards from your deck to your Zoo. While cards are in the Zoo, you’ll earn points, but you expose yourself to other players who can steal cards from your Zoo. So there’s a back and forth strategy between building up your Zoo or making your deck stronger.
Here’s the PNP version, so you can try it out at home:
I’ve already started to play test the game and so far the response has been very positive. I’m excited to develop this game fully and get it out to Kickstarter later this year. Keep an eye out for that!
Monster Zoo is a deck-building zoo management card game for 2-4 players that lasts about 30 minutes. I’m really looking forward to your feedback.
Looks fun! I like that it has geek mechanics in a widely accessible theme. Whats the expected age range?
The expected age range is 10+. I think it’s easy enough to pick up right away and the card interactions allow for deeper strategy.