R & R Games has a family friendly and animal-centric title on the near horizon. In Outback, players will each attempt to transport their Australian animal pals, by Jeep no less, to populate new habiatats. The game is for two to four players, ages 8+, plays in 30 to 45 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $39.99 when it releases. As of right now I haven’t tracked down a release date.
You’re deep in the Outback in Australia, in the desolate landlocked desert. Help the rangers take care of the animals there! New animals need to be settled and strategically located in the Outback. Points, lots of points, are at stake! Who will be able to garner the most points by relocating their animals?
The zoo animals want to go back to their wildlife habitat. Kangaroo, koala, platypus, emu, and lizard — all of them are in the Jeep, ready to go! Players in Outback want to populate the outback and build many different populations. With dice luck and tactics, you try to fill your board and collect as many points as possible.
Outback is a push-your-luck dice game that’s fun for all ages. Its unique scoring mechanism means two animals must reach top row for all to score. The double-sided board and team-play rules provide excellent replay options.