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A lot of fun, quick to learn, easy to carry around
on 31 July 2014
I've been playing Jungle Speed on and off since 2008, but I always had to depend on having friends that had the game. Not anymore! I decided to buy it for myself and promote it among my new friends (I move around quite often, so I constantly change groups) and I've been very successful because the game is a lot of fun and very easy to learn. After a few rounds of failures, everyone learns it and knows what to do.
The game itself relies on good observation skills and good reflexes. The two keywords here are "Jungle" and "Speed", meaning that the game must be played at a fast pace to be truly enjoyable and it is the rule of the jungle, meaning any dirty play/"violence" when grabbing the totem is allowed!
For this particular edition of the game, the ideal number of players is 4-5, with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6, because of the number of cards. I am getting the expansion just to add some difficulty and the possibility of playing with more people.
If you're on the fence about this game, just get it, you'll love it. A game takes around 15-20 minutes maximum, so you don't need a long attention span or a long evening to explain the rules and play. It is also quite small, so you can take it with you when you travel. You don't really need a table to play it on, it can be done very well on the floor, in the park, on a 4-seat table on the train etc. I cannot praise this game enough.