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Battle Sheep strategy game by Blue Orange (ages 7 to adult)
Your flock of sheep is fighting against other sheep for control of the most pastures in the farmer’s field. This strategy game is simple enough for the whole family to learn and play together, and may be a game where the adults end up playing each other late into the night!
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In Battle Sheep by Blue Orange games, your flock of sheep is fighting against other sheep for control of the most pastures in the farmer’s field. It is simple enough for the whole family to learn and play together, and could be a game where the adults end up playing each other late into the night!
Battle Sheep is a simple to learn strategy game. Check out the video above for a quick rundown, or read the following description. The pieces are durable and high quality, with little details like every little sheep being in a different pose. The box contains 16 Pasture Tiles and 64 Sheep Chips (16 of each colour).
Battle Sheep is for 2 to 4 players, aged from 7 to adult.
How to play Battle Sheep
The first part of the game is to set up the pastures. Each player takes four of the identically-shaped field tiles. Each tile consists of four individual “pastures” marked by hexagonal spaces. It is these individual pastures that you are fighting to control. You can construct the field so that there are holes in the middle, or you can create small, tight fields or wide open spaces. Every game can have a different field arrangement.
Once the field is set up, each player places their entire “sheep stack” (all 16 of their sheep tokens) on a space of their choosing on the outer edge of the pasture. The game play then starts. Taking turns, each player divides their stack once at a time and moves part of it in a straight line along the board. It cannot jump over or push or combine with any other sheep. If your sheep stack is blocked in on all sides by other sheep it can no longer be moved, regardless of how many sheep are left in the stack. If you cannot move any more sheep, you are out of the game. Other players may continue, however.
Players continue alternating turns until no one can move any more sheep and the game ends. Players count how many pastures they occupy and the one with the most wins. If there is a tie, the player with the most sheep on connected pastures (pastures that touch on at least one side) wins.
Ages: 7 to adult