~I received Battle Sheep for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Our once a week family game night is one of our favorite activities each week. We put away our phones and turn off the television for some no interruption family fun. Things always get a little more exciting when we have a new board game to play. As my daughter gets older I love finding games that are challenging for her skill level. Last week we played Battle Sheep from Blue Orange Games and I’m thrilled to let you know that this game is a ton of fun and super addictive. I had no idea being an aggressive sheep could be so enjoyable!
This flock-filled competition is all about strategy with the ultimate goal of occupying the most pastures with your sheep. Each of the 64 tokens have an adorable sheep on them that keep the kids (and husbands) amused and the original game play and strategic thinking will make everyone coming back for more. It has not been out long and it’s already received numerous awards such a Parent’s Choice Award and a Tillywig Award.
This is a fast moving game, which I really like, that takes no more than 15 minutes a game. This way we can play several games in a row. On each turn you split your stack of sheep, your decision how you split your stack, and move your stack in a straight, un-blocked line to greener pasture. If you reach the edge of the game board or you reach a sheep then your stack stops. You each take turns going until no more moves can be made and then you have to sit out the remainder of the game. With some cunning skills you can try and block the other sheep from gaining pasture.
Each player is given 4 sections of pasture and you take turns putting them down on the board and connecting them. This means a different playing board is assembled before every game, so Battle Sheep is full of new challenges every single time you play!
Battle Sheep is for ages 7 and up and for 2-4 players. It works on your problem-solving skills as we definitely had to pay attention to each others moves so we could plan our next step. This is a strategy game that has already become a huge hit in our house. My husband and I don’t go easy on our oldest daughter when we play and she still was able to out-strategize us a few times. This is the perfect addition to any board game collection!