Top 5 Board Games About Animals

Animals everywhere are after us! Sort of. There’s a lot of board games about animals, though, and I wanted to share my favorites with you all! Enjoy! Be sure to check out my Patreon to potentially become a direct supporter –

Animals are an interesting theme for board games – there’s a lot of ways to implement them into games, from using them as resources/food to actually playing as animals. For me, I love games that help you learn about how animals lived, learned, developed, and generally do their thing. Plus I have my favorite types of animals to discuss!

What about you all, though? What’re your favorite types of animal-based board games, and why? Or do you prefer games to not involve animals, or have them be ancillary to the game? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. GiantBambi on November 12, 2021 at 1:45 pm


  2. Crafty Flutterby Creations on November 12, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    Love this topic. There have been a lot of animal games released since this video. New York Zoo, PARKS, and Cascadia are all super fun.

  3. TheLuminousCleric on November 12, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    I haven’t played any game centered around animals, but Draftosaurus got my attention.

  4. Jan on November 12, 2021 at 2:05 pm


  5. Coffeemaker1978 on November 12, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Great video again ✌🏻
    Great choices, can’t say I’ve tried these games, but I’d like to have Wingspan & just backed Oceans.
    There sure are some bright light where you are 😊

  6. Chocklad on November 12, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    I’m a vet student, so I also love games about animals. Nice video

  7. B42UC4 on November 12, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Great topic Danny! I will rewatch your video with my GF, who is an amateur Biologist. She wants to try Viral and Fauna because of that. Have you tried those?

  8. Haldurson on November 12, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Yeah, Wingspan seems to have created quite a bit of insanity. Apparently the company who sells it hasn’t been able to keep up with the demand, which caused a bit of a backlash (which didn’t seem to make any sense to me — obviously, they can’t possibly accurately anticipate the demand before the game is even released, especially for a game that was such a surprise hit). It’s one of these games that has a theme that I’m not sure would connect with any of my friends. But I still want to get it lol. I can always twist some arms.

    I’ve heard about Barenpark before, just enough to arouse a bit of curiosity. Same with Reef. Both games sound like something I might want to check out.

    Other than Evolution, the only game about animals that I can think of that I’ve actually played is Zooloretto, which I didn’t care for. Granted, it was a computer translation of the board game, but I didn’t enjoy it.

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