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Elephant on the palm tree!


A big palm tree is set up, the leaves on top show a starting spot for the elephant in the center, his track is a spiral to the edge and 20 cases long. Those numbers are printed in white and also define the numbers used for playing with the number range of 1-20. Numbers 21 to 100 are distributed randomly on the rest of the leaves area. Jokers as selected and equal to the number of players, elephant cards and rescue net are set out, every player has two or three monkey cards laid out.

You play a monkey card and either move the monkey of this color onto the palm tree or move it on the tree to a valid number in the selected range; a valid number is either a number from the card you played or the result of adding or subtracting two numbers from your own and or other players’ cards of the monkey color. Then you may move the elephant with one of your cards. If there seems to be a risk that the tree might topple, you can use a Joker, enabling you to take hold of the roof, pass your turn, place a monkey disregarding color, add numbers on the two elephant cards, relocate a monkey or renew cards on display. If the elephant reaches the rescue net without toppling the palm tree, all players have won together; but if one of the animals falls of, the game is lost for all.

A fun educational game, which not only demands calculating knowledge but also an assessment of how the placement of a monkey will affect the balance of the tree. Certified by experts, featuring self-control and also tips on easy adding and subtracting of two-digit numbers. The series motto „learning by playing“ fits very well and can be amended by „and having fun“!


Players: 2-4

Age: 6-10

Time: 15+

Designer: Marco Teubner

Artist: Andreas Besser

Price: ca. 14 Euro

Publisher: Ravensburger 2018


Genre: Math, balance

Users: For children


Version: de

Rules: de

In-game text: no



Series: spielend Neues lernen

ZNL certified

Self control using card back sides


Compares to:

All educational math games using numbers 1-20/100


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 1

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 3

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 2

Interaction (brown): 0

Dexterity (green): 2

Action (dark green): 2