22 Best Board Games About Animals

Board games about animals

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.

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.

Animal Planet Explorer Opoly Jr. Board Game
$18.00

Travel all over the world discovering friendly dolphins, fierce Tigers, curious foxes, and more... all in their native habitats.

As you collect animals, learn amazing facts about each one on the back of the card.

Just make sure you don’t miss the bus or get lost along the way.

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National Parks Board Game

National Parks Opoly Jr. Board Game
$18.00

Travel all over the USA exploring famous National parks and their most iconic animals.

Spot growling Grizzlies, wild wolves, and more… all in their native habitats.

As you collect National parks, learn unique facts about each one on the back of the card.

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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.

Classic Wooden Stacking Game Fun
$24.99
  • One of HABA's most popular games, this game is a winner of the Major Fun! Award and recipient of the Mr. Dad Seal of Approval. Celebrating its 10th anniversary with over 600,000 copies sold!
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Outfoxed!

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”

Outfoxed! A Cooperative Whodunit Board Game
$19.99

Mrs. Plumpert’s prized pot pie has gone missing and it’s now a chicken chase to crack the case! Move around the board to gather clues and then use the special evidence scanner to rule out suspects. You’ll have to work together quickly because the guilty fox is high-tailing it towards the exit! Will you halt the hungry hooligan before it flies the coop… or will you be Outfoxed?

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Exploding Kittens

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.

Exploding Kittens Card Game - Party Pack for Up to 10 Players - Family-Friendly
$29.99

More than 9 million copies sold, breaking records in kids' games, adult games, and everything in-between. This “Game of the Year” award winner is the perfect holiday gift if you’re looking for board games for adults but want to be able to play fun games with your kids as well.

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Bears vs Babies

It was made by the same people who made the best selling, Exploding Kittens.

Bears vs Babies by Exploding Kittens
$24.99

Bears vs Babies is the perfect card game for adults, teens, and kids (ages 10+) who are into building monstrous bears who eat horrible babies.

A highly-strategic party game for 2-5 players and only 20 minutes to play.

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Llamas Unleashed

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.

Llamas Unleashed Card Game
$19.82

Llamas Unleashed includes 135 brand new cards starring agriculture’s lankiest and most lovable livestock.

But llamas aren’t the only new kid on the block. Goats, rams, and alpacas also run rampant in this witty and whimsical barnyard-themed party game based on the Unstable Unicorns mechanics you already know and love!

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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.

Animal Planet - Guess in 10 (Ages 6-99) | Card Game of Smart Questions
$13.99

EXCITING CARD GAME OF QUESTIONS - Ask up to 10 questions to guess the animal on the Game Card! Is it a carnivore? Is it a domestic animal? Does it live in groups? Think hard, ask intelligent questions, use your clue cards wisely.

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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.

Planet Board Game - Award Winning Board Game
$27.49

This strategic but easy to play game is great for families and has an amazing table presence with magnetic globes and high-quality components.

INCLUDES 4 3D planet cores, 50 magnetic continent tiles, 45 animal cards, 5 natural habitat objective cards, 1 first player token and illustrated rules.

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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.

Dog Man Board Game Attack of The Fleas
$19.99

It's up to you to save the city! The Fleas Plan to take over the world with their robo-brontosaurus

Players work cooperatively as the Supa Buddies

Based on Dav Pilkey's bestselling dog Man book series.

For 2 to 6 players, ages 6 and up.

Skill Level: All

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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!

Animal Trivia Challenge Game
$24.99

Animal Trivia Challenge Game strengthens social interaction, logic, zoology, math, deductive reasoning, critical reasoning, problem-solving, and more.

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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.

Pete The Cat The Missing Cupcakes Game
$12.25

In this board game, players work together to get the missing cupcakes back from Grumpy Toad.

Kids sing songs, act out physical activities, and identify favorite animals, food, and words.

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Shark Bite

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.

Shark Bite
$16.09

Players take turns rolling the die and fishing for the colorful sea creatures using the fishing rod.

Watch out - you never know when the Shark will Bite!

Unique gameplay that does not need batteries!

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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.

Jumanji The Game
$19.10

A game for those who seek to find…a way to leave their world behind.

This family game is really wild.

Play the game that pursues you.

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Trekking The National Parks

Amazing family game made by a family that loves trekking and had visited all the national parks in the US.

Our Pick
Trekking The National Parks: The Award-Winning Family Board Game
$50.00

CREATED BY NATIONAL PARKS ENTHUSIASTS: Parents who had traveled to every single National Park worked together with their board game designer son and created a game to inspire others and help families share their love of the National Parks in a fun way.

BEST-SELLING & AWARD-WINNING NATIONAL PARKS GAME: Winner of the MENSA and PARENT'S CHOICE AWARD.

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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.

The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game and Board Book Combo
$31.99

AWARD-WINNING GAME: Winner of Parents' Choice Award, Dr. Toy Best Picks, Good Housekeeping Best Toy, Canadian Toy Testing Council, and NAPPA Games Honors award.

There's a 365-day risk-free guarantee on every purchase

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Wildlife Bingo Board Game

If you like bingo and wild animals, this board game is for you.

Wildlife Bingo Board Game
$20.94

An educational & fun twist to Bingo. Each game contains 6 unique Picture Boards, 42 Informative Cards, and Bingo chips. Made in the USA.

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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.

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Jaws Board Game: A Game of Strategy and Suspense
$29.99

Great replay value – in this asymmetric style of game play you can either play as the Shark or cooperatively as a member of the crew. Each game will be different as the results of act 1 will affect act 2 either in the crews favor or the Shark. This 60 minute game for 2-4 players will have you playing the epic finale to the classic film over and over again.

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Room Squirrels!

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.

da Vinci's Room Squirrels! - The Fast Paced Strategy Game
$14.95

Collect 5 Nut Cards First to Win the Game - Draw from the deck, steal other players' cards, hands and make them discard their cards. This game is strategic and fast-paced to keep you on your toes.

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Wingspan

This game is a must for all bird enthusiasts. I’ll let the videos do the talking.

Bestseller
Games Wingspan with Swift Start Pack
$50.97

Play as bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves.

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Moose Master

This card game has the funniest reviews on Amazon. People just can’t get enough of it.

Moose Master - Party Card Game - Have Fun Making Your Friends Laugh
$19.99

Moose Master is the perfect card game for adults, teens, and kids who are into games that keep you laughing while trying to outsmart your friends.

Sets up in seconds and easy to learn. This party game is the ultimate ice breaker for get-togethers and makes a great gift for the holidays.

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Chickapig

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.

Bestseller
Buffalo Games - Chickapig
$16.88

Award winner – 2019 National Parenting Product Award, 2018 toy of the year nominee & “Recommended by Mensa mind games” winner!

An exciting, fun-filled strategic board game where chicken–pig hybrids attempt to reach their goals while dodging opponents, hay bales, and an ever-menacing pooping cow.

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The Ultimate Boardgame Backpack

Take your board games on the road with this awesome backpack designed specifically for just that.

On The Road
The Ultimate Boardgame Backpack

You love your games. So why would you trust a cheap plastic bag to transport them around? At GeekOn! we believe that your board games deserve the absolute best.

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Adrian Volenik

I've lived around animals my whole life and I hold a Diploma in Animal Physiology. When I'm not reading or writing about wild animals, health and fitness, and technology, you can find me playing with my son and two cats. My pastimes include running, playing video games, and solving the NY Times crossword.