4 zu mir!

Dolphin, Fox, Bear and Black Sheep


24 animals are hiding in the jungle, players need to determine where. You have a screen depicting all animals and naming them in four languages; 24 animal cards show groups of four animals, also accompanied by their names, and each animal is represented by a wooden piece – Bear, Camel, Cat, Cow, Crocodile, Deer, Dog, Dolphin, Duck, Elephant, Fish, Fox, Giraffe, Goose, Hare, Hedgehog, Horse, Pig, Seal, Black Sheep, White Sheep, Snail, Squirrel and Swan. Each player draws between 4 and 8 animals from the bag, depending on the number of players, and puts them behind his screen; then you draw two cards. If you now already hold one or two groups of four animals that fit one or both of your cards, you show both the animal(s) and the card(s). Then one player begins and asks another player for an animal which he needs to complete one group of animals on one card. If the player questioned has that animal he gives it to the asking player who then has another turn. If the questioned player does not have the animal the turn passes to the player left of the asking player. If you can complete a card because you have the animals depicted on it behind your screen, you show both animals and the card; the card you set aside face-own and the animals go back behind your screen. When all cards have been taken you win with most cards.

4 zu mir! offers a fantastic combination of two standard mechanisms well beloved by children, Happy Families and Memo; and on top of this the chance to read and learn the names of the animals in four languages. Learning opportunities cleverly hidden by nice haptic and lots of fun!


Players: 3-6

Age: 5+

Time: 25+

Designer: Heike Baum

Artist: Johann Rüttinger

Price: ca. 19 Euro

Publisher: Noris Spiele 2013


Genre: Memo, collecting

Users: For children

Version: multi

Rules: de en fr it

In-game text: no



Well-working combination of two mechanisms

Reading abilities not necessary

Animal names listed in four languages

Attractive, functional components


Compares to:

Happy Families, Memo


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 1

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 3

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 3

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0