While shopping at a thrift store I found a plethora of interesting board games from Germany. I noticed that a majority of these games were published by Ravensburger. Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH is a German toy company that makes some of the best toys, games, & puzzles around the world.

It was just a surprise to see the original German versions of these games. Over the past few years I have been able to pick up a pretty good collection of the original German versions of some pretty interesting games from Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH.

The game that really stuck out was a game called Tierbabys Lotto or Baby Animal Lotto from 1977. I didn’t need it, but I really wanted to add it to my growing collection of Ravensburger games.

Baby Animal Lotto is really for young children. It is recommended for one to four players, ages three to six years of age, & may take fifteen minutes to play. I think it is a great teaching tool for children or even adults with learning disabilities as well.

There are 36 tiles with pictures of animal babies & four lottery cards to match the tiles with. Basically players will try to match the tiles to the lottery cards. Once a card is filled then that player wins. It is as simple as that.

I know this isn’t a super popular euro, a deck-builder, or even a trick-taking game. No, this one is a good tool to help teach those just learning or those who are in need of help with learning disabilities. I have to recommend this game to parents becuse it is a great learning tool.

Baby Animal Lottery has been published & republished multiple times from its original in 1977 to the current Disney Princess in 2003 & Disney Minnie Mouse in 2012.



It can be fun teaching & learning.

-Christopher Richter

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