I'm going to let the commentators handle this...
Zoo Ball is a flicking game with a giant fabric playing mat and customizable teams in which tactics are as important as skill. Face the roar of the crowds, grit your fangs, and prepare to become the king of sports.
There are two choices on your turn. Push all three defenders to clear a path, or just push your scorer to go for the goal. Play head-to-head, or in a four-team free-for-all.
The flicking discs are a good size and weight and the cartoon art works well with this game. Now the mat does not lay flat right out of the box, but to be honest this did not bother me because i took it as "This is how my home field is." and you had to learn how hard to hit it over the raised areas. Also the manual is filled with jokes and color commentary from various people in the universe created by this game. A nice extra touch.
I have to stop here and tell you about one of the bets part of our game. Me and my other two adult male friends had a player draft. That's right, despite making no difference to the game whatsoever, we did a draft. And it was AMAZING! We made up names for the players and the teams. We joked about why this player was better than the other player. It was great,
As far as the game, it is a light and fun family dexterity game. It's super quick to set up and easy to teach. We modified the rules (not much) to be able to play 3 players and we had a blast playing it.. If you have ever played Caveman Curling or other games where you have to shoot to a location, you know the thrill of knocking someone out of the way or the agony of missing an open shot. This game has all of that. If your looking for a family game for over the holiday break, you can't go wrong with this one.
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