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Endango

Endango

Spring 2009 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Elastic Earth
Price: $19.99
Review:
Endango is a board game where kids learn about protecting the environment. Each player is assigned an ecosystem (loosely termed ocean, safari, forest and polar ice) and is responsible for three endangered animals native to each habitat. By correctly answering questions regarding the environment, players are able to move their animals to the "saved" zone. Incorrect answers move the animals one step closer to extinction. A combination of the luck of the players' spin and knowledge about the environment determines the winner. Many questions test the players' environmental knowledge, but even if they don't know the answer, as they play the game, they think about the environment and learn something new. Our testers seemed to become attached to the animals they were trying to protect and appeared disappointed if one of their animals became extinct. This game goes a long way in teaching children about the environment, the risks of extinction and the potential consequences of our actions.
Jeff Fogg   ©2009 Parents' Choice

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