Serengeti is a tile laying game for 2-4 players that uses “+” shaped tiles. When players add tiles to the savannah layout, if they increase the size of an animal group—lion pride, hyena pack, zebra herd, or gazelle herd—they earn bonus actions, some of which earn the players points. Develop a large enough pride of lions, and you can successfully claim a group of herd animals as part of the pride’s territory. Giraffes, on the other hand, scare away the predatory lions and hyenas. Elephants earn more points the more elephants that already reside on the savannah. If a player manages to create an open space in the savannah that is completely surrounded by tiles, a pond develops and players earn points for having different types of animals surrounding the communal watering hole.
Game design and prototype by Barb Hirschfelder