Create the best animal sanctuary.
Try to build harmony between species and biomes, even if this means sacrificing parts of your sanctuary by covering them with new ones, always more beautiful…


How to play?

The goal of Nimalia is to conceive the best Animal Sanctuary along 5 rounds.

Each and every turn, players will have to select the animal territories they are going to place, by drafting them (picking a card among their hand of 3 cards, and passing along the rest of them).

Each card they place will have to cover a part of their existing animal reserve.
At the end of each round, points will be allocated to players regarding how efficiently they fulfilled objectives. Objective cards will be randomly chosen for each game. Every round will be considering only some of those objectives. So players will have to design their animal sanctuary regarding the ongoing objectives, but also anticipating the next upcoming objectives.
Of course, at the end of the 5 rounds, the player that earned the more points will win the game.

There are 11 double-sided objective cards in that game. They will allow you to set up 592 possible configurations for your game!




  • 2 to 4 players
  • 10 years old and older
  • 30 minutes
  • Designer: William Liévin
  • Artist: Pauline Détraz
  • Available: April 2023
  • Publisher: La Boite de Jeu
  • Distributor: Blackrock Games
  • MSRP: 17€


  • 60 Animal cards
  • 11 double-sided Objective cards
  • 5 Score track cards
  • 1 Turn info card
  • 4 wooden Player pawns
  • 4 double-sided Score+ tokens



– What happens when a player gets negative points? (For instance when using the “-2 VP for each alone bear” during the first round):
A player can’t have less than zero point. If they need to go under 0, they don’t count any negative point. Please note: the objectives have to be counted in the right order (blue, then green, then yellow, then red).

–  About the “2 VP per horizontal couple”, what happens if I also have a third animal of the same species, situatuated on the line above or under the line of my pair?
The pair of animals grants you 2 VP. You have to consider only the animals on the same line.