I am a huge fan of board games and I push my family to play more of them instead of gathering around the TV and watching Netflix. Because this is a website about wild animals (mostly), I’ve set out to find the board games that feature animals or have some connection to animals and nature.
Good news, there’s plenty of them.
Below are the best animal themed board games I could find on Amazon.
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Best Board Games About Animals
Animal Planet Explorer
This board game and its sister board game, The National Parks, have 4.4 stars from 59 ratings and are fun and easy to pick up and the whole family will enjoy them, not just the kids.
With each round you will learn something new which makes them really satisfying.
National Parks Board Game
Animal Upon Animal
Award winning game that fosters hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. It’s appropriate from age 4 upward.
It boasts 4.8 stars from 452 ratings! Some reviewers said that it was difficult to stack for them, let alone their children. My kid is only 5 months old at this point so I’ll wait a few more years before I buy it.
Outfoxed! has 4.7 stars out of 1,320 ratings and is honing deductive reasoning in a non-competitive environment. As you work together to try and nab the guilty fox, you’ll learn some valuable skills such as estimating probability and paying attention to details!
“It is the sheer thrill a child experiences when they connect the dots and nail the thief”
Exploding Kittens is a card game that is the product of Matthew Inman, the cartoonist behind super-popular The Oatmeal, and was the most-funded game in the history of Kickstarter.
Bears vs Babies
It was made by the same people who made the best selling, Exploding Kittens.
This farm-based strategy game has 4.6 stars from 406 ratings and has players take turns playing cards in a race to assemble a herd of llamas, goats, rams, and alpacas while sabotaging their opponents to see whose farm is superior.
Llamas Unleashed is for 2–8 players with recommended ages 14+ and 30-45 minute playtime.
Guess In 10 – Animal Planet
Guess in 10 Animal Planet has 4.7 stars from almost 1,500 ratings and covers 52 land, aquatic, wild and domestic animals.
Planet Board Game
Planet was one of Blue Orange’s top selling board games when it was released and you can see why from the video below.
It includes 4 3D planet cores, 50 magnetic continent tiles, 45 animal cards, 5 natural habitat objective cards, 1 first player token and illustrated rules.
Dog Man: Attack Of The Fleas
Based on Dav Pilkey’s bestselling dog Man book series it is suitable for all skill levels. Has 4.5 star rating out of 217 reviews on Amazon.
Animal Trivia Challenge Game
Animal Trivia Challenge Game strengthens social skills, logic, animal knowledge and deductive reasoning. Package includes 216 cards, die, 50 survival tokens, token bag, and 4 animal pawns.
This game is fantastic for individuals and groups alike. Either play by yourself and expand your knowledge or compete with friends and family!
Pete The Cat: The Missing Cupcakes
In this board game that is based on a popular book series, players collect colorful cupcakes as they sing songs, act out physical activities, and identify favorite animals, foods and words in this fun board game. It is a game of luck, memory, and cooperation that changes every time it is played.
This battery-free game will have kids hooked at first bite! It has whopping 2,800 ratings on Amazon with an average of 4.6 stars.
Jumanji The Game
Based on the popular Jumanji movie starring Robin Williams, this board game is played in a similar manner to what you saw in the movie. It has 4.3 stars out of more than 900 ratings on Amazon.
Trekking The National Parks
Amazing family game made by a family that loves trekking and had visited all the national parks in the US.
The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel
For ages 3 and up, this game is for 2 to 4 players. Almost 5,000 people rated this cute board game an average of 4.8 stars.
Wildlife Bingo Board Game
If you like bingo and wild animals, this board game is for you.
Jaws Board Game
Ravensburger, a juggernaut in the games industry, has been making products for the hand, head, and heart for over 130 years. Relive the classic film in a 1 vs all action adventure game.
Become the Killer Shark of Amity, menace the swimmers and avoid capture, or be Hooper, Brody and Quint and hunt down the killer beast in the Amity Island Phase. Then, defend the Orca from an attack by the killer shark and defeat it once and for all or become chum in the Orca Phase.
If this doesn’t sound awesome, I don’t know what does.
Squirrels is easy to learn and infinitely replayable. 2-4 Players for an easy game to pick up or expand when friends show up. It boasts 4,5 stars from 144 ratings.
This game is a must for all bird enthusiasts. I’ll let the videos do the talking.
This card game has the funniest reviews on Amazon. People just can’t get enough of it.
Chickapig was invented by Brian Calhoun, a custom guitar builder who teamed up with his famous musician friend Dave Matthews, to develop Chickapig and bring it from farm to table.
Chickapig is not only popular on family game nights, but due to its social and critical thinking elements, it is often a featured entertainment at music festivals, bars, and everywhere else you can possibly think of.
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