Each animal wants a special place in the arch, and of course as far to the front as possible. The rounded part of the canoe is the bow of the arch; here Noah has his permanent position. Using this basic set-up there are 60 puzzles for assigning places to different animals according to their wishes. And these wishes do of course differ from puzzle to puzzle: The Kangaroo wants to sit next to the lion, the giraffe want to chat with the panda and what does the zebra want?

The clues on the puzzle cards offer some help: The number shows the place the animal wants to sit in and the animal is showing which direction it wants to face. When an animal wants to chat with its neighbor both must face each other. When sections of the arch are shown this means that these animals want to sit in this order somewhere in the arch, the player must find out the correct spot.  When a clue shows a free spot next to an animal you must fill this spot with the help of other clues.

The 60 puzzles come in four different levels of difficulty. Of course, you can try to solve more difficult ones first, but it is recommended to solve the puzzles in numerical order. This trains the mechanisms necessary for a correct solution and also how to use the different clues for an optimum result.

Archelino offers a challenging and fun thinking and learning game which is also interesting for older children or adults. The animals facilitate the implementation of position clues, the direction they face is an additional interesting detail as is the information that adjacent animals want to talk to each other.


Players: 1

Age: 4+

Time: 10+

Designer: Inon Kohn

Artist: Oliver Freudenreich

Price: ca. 20 Euro

Publisher: Huch & Friends 2011



Genre: Logical puzzle

Users: For children

Special: 1 player

Version: multi

Rules: de en fr nl

In-game text: no



Enchanting components, fitting the age * four different levels of difficulty * trains logical thinking and implementation of clues


Compares to:

All other games in the Logicus series


Other editions:

Currently none


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