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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Cuckoo Zoo (2002)

Cuckoo Zoo (2002)

Ratings

5.61125 out of 10 with 120 ratings
Board Game Rank: 10241
Children's Game Rank: 215

Description

Cocotaki is a Uno-style card game in which you must match the animal or color of the card on the top of the discard pile in order to play a card. When you play, you have to make the appropriate animal sound. If you forget to make this sound, you get penalty cards. If you place down a red card you must not make any sound – except when you place down the red rooster, in which case you shout "Cocotaki!"

The first player who has no cards left wins. The game includes many additional rules for advanced play.

Kakadoo is an updated version of Cocotaki that incorporates a number of the optional rules from that earlier game. As a result, the minimum playing age has been raised from 5 to 8. Players now draw four penalty cards instead of two when they mess up, and whenever a lion is played, the player doesn't roar but says, "Hello, your majesty". Play a donkey, and only donkeys can follow in the next round; play a cockatoo to skip the next player.

  • Designer: Haim Shafir
  • Artist: Ran Arieli, Andreas Besser, Dennas Davis, Oliver Freudenreich, INGEORGE Design
  • Publisher: 999 Games, AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH, Gamewright, Gigamic, Shafir Games (המשחקים של חיים שפיר)
  • Year Published: 2002
  • Number of Players: 2 - 10
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 8
  • Playing Time: 20
  • Suggested Ages: 5
  • Language Dependence: No necessary in-game text
  • Honors: 2002 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Childgame Nominee, 2002 Spiel des Jahres Kinderspiel Recommended
  • Subdomain: Children's Games
  • Category: Animals, Card Game, Children's Game
  • Mechanic: Hand Management
  • Alternate Names: Cocotaki, Cuckoo Zoo, Kakadoo, קוקו Taki, קוקו Taki, קוקוטאקי

Reviews

By
カカドゥー

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05.01.04.03

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05.01.05.02

7 out of 10
By
To me, very close to Uno, but with sound effects thrown in. A good game for kids.

By
Regalado a Sara diciembre 2012

6.8 out of 10
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A curious uno variant that seems to want to be a kids game, but which includes too many fiddly special rules to really work with an independant group of children. I like it, but I'm not sure it succeeds at what it seems to be trying to achieve.

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400

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Cocotaki

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fast little game, that is an ideal choice for a rainy afternoon on vacation

6 out of 10
By
kids game

8 out of 10
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Fun card game for kids. We played with pared down rules, since my daughter is only 4. At first she balked at making the animal sounds, but soon got into it.

By
Have nae played.

3 out of 10
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Party Card Game που συνήθως οι παίχτες ξεφτυλίζονται. Ίσως καλό για Drink Game παραλαγή?

6 out of 10
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Definitely a hit with my children. This is basically a matching / Uno style game with the added joy of making animal sounds (or trying not to) when playing cards. My young children really enjoy it and we have played it well over 20 times. I would not be suggesting this game for a gamer's group; it's definitely a children's game and is good for matching / turn taking / etc learning.

4 out of 10
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Plays similarly to Uno, but with animal noises and a few additional rules to remember. It's a great way to teach children to really pay attention.

By
P

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Uno with animal noises instead of numbers.

7 out of 10
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Yet another silly loud gamewright game that we have a lot of fun playing as a family. matching is the key mechanic, as well as responding with the correct sound first. These games are always a hit with the kids and grandparents.

6 out of 10
By
parfait pour jouer avec des petits de 2 à 6 ans

4.4 out of 10
By
Kids

6 out of 10
By
Adds animal noises too Uno ;)

5.8 out of 10
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Skipping some rules, we played this with our four year old, and later even with our under three year old, which worked somewhat fine (although it is hard for them to hold many cards). She likes it a lot. As for me, it is not innovative enough to really be impressed.

6 out of 10
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A decent Uno variant (and that's all it really is) that adds perhaps too many different elements for its own good. For pattern recognition, the Kakerlaken series does it better. Should only really be played with kids, since there is not enough there to hold an adult's interest.

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Cocotaki

7 out of 10
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Mooooooo, woof-woof. Baaaa. Lovely jubbly.

5 out of 10
By
UNO for small children

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see cuckoo zoo

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Kids game. This is uno with animals instead of numbers. You have to make the sound of the animal, unless it is red, and then if you play the red cuckoo, you say Cuckoo Zoo. Failure of any of the above specified sound making is a 2 card penalty.

By
Donné en cadeau

7 out of 10
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Great kids party game as can play up to 10 players. Similar but simpler version of UNO but with animal noises. My claim to fame-after being told three times by the wife that you do not make a sound with a red card I place my first ever card and make a sound-"BAAAA!"-unfortuantely it was a red sheep.

6 out of 10
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Not a bad game. Match colors or animals and make the correct sounds if required. I'd say this is better than games like crazy 8 as it is easier to go out (at least in my 3 plays it was).

6 out of 10
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Seems simple enough, but add a few color rules and a few more animal rules, throw in some silly sounds, and there is actually a decent little game here.

7 out of 10
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Fun....Ein ! with animals...ordinary playing card size

4 out of 10
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An UNO variant with pictures of animals on the cards. Let the kids go wild!

5 out of 10
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Fun little game. No thinking involved.

6.3 out of 10
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Easy partygame. I like it more than the games where you all have to act at the same moment. The group makes it fun.

5 out of 10
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A 'lighter version' of UNO (if you believe that is even possible). As I don't play games with idiotic sounds (e.g. Plem Plem & Mystery of the Abbey) this game's only redeeming features are the cute animal cards.

4 out of 10
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Cuckoo Zoo is an educational game for younger kids that aims to develop picture and colour recognition. It's pretty much a more confusing variant of Uno, made cute by the adorable animal pictures. Naturally, as an edu-game, it doesn't really get me in terms of fun though.

5 out of 10
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For the adult's it's Uno. For kids it's a card game where you can make funny animal sounds unless you play a red card (no sound) unless it's a red rooster (say Cocotaki!). Sure it's simple, but as a quick filler game that is enjoyable with younger children, a nice game. Advanced rules can be added if desired to make certain animal cards have special powers. If you can add this to an order for minimal cost and want a interesting twist to play with kids, why not.

3 out of 10
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Uno with animal noises... a good card game for kids, but might be a bit dull for the parents.

5 out of 10
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+ silly - Uno with animal voices - not good with 2 players if any

8 out of 10
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A card game for children, but it is soooooo funny...

6 out of 10
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Nice variant of Uno, but a lot easier for the young ones and less chaotic. I think I'd rather play this.

8 out of 10
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Uno with animal noises. Unoriginal, but very good fun and children adore it. Not so good for adults (are you meant to rate children's games for children or for adults?) - probably only a 6 unless drunk :)

By
(thrifted)

6 out of 10
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ココタキ

5 out of 10
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I love this game. incredibly silly. Jason from gamewright described it as Crazy 8's on Steroids, and i agree. Forget Uno as a classic kids game. Get this for them instead. Not for people who can't stand to be silly-involves making animal noises. :D

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A UNO variant for kids where you have to make the right animal sounds at the right times.

By
MINI BOX

5 out of 10
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We played this game a few times already and I have hardly any memories of those plays. It is a card game for kids but it fails to stand out of the crowd. So...meah.

2.5 out of 10
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Played once. Adding animal noises to Uno does not make Uno better, just more animal-noisy. Children might enjoy it - but I will do my best to avoid getting trapped into it again.

8 out of 10
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kids

6 out of 10
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Fun little card game, especially for the kids, as players play cards and must make the sounds of the animals they play, with a few exceptions of course, to make it harder.

6 out of 10
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Children's game. Not as much fun as the related 'Taki' game.
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