In terms of boardgames, I’m the kind of guy who usually prefers a story and thematic behind the game rather than just pure mechanic. This has led me towards playing less Eurogames / family games and prefer thematic / dice-rolling ones. So when someone told me to give BATTLE SHEEP a playthrough and that I’d enjoy it, I thought he was crazy. But hey. Sure. I gave it a whirl. After a few games, I stand before you all now, ready to eat my words. I did enjoy it and, damn, this game was Flocking Fun. :p
The game is amazingly simple. It’s a 2-4 player area control game wherein you try to control the most number of pasture tiles whilst avoiding being blocked off by the other players. Learning time is like 10 minutes and set-up even less than that. Don’t believe me? Check out the video below (our very first episode of our Boardgame Setup and Rules show called THE SETUP) to see for yourself just how simple and fun this game is.
Personally, I love how simple the game is and yet manages to make an awesome experience. One of the first few times I played this game, I played with 3 NON-BOARDGAMERS (meaning the don’t really play the boardgames of today) and they REALLY liked the game. They played like 4 games in a row and many laughs were had… and many memorable game moments happened – like locking your own sheep in, cold war negotiations, blaming, and, of course, trash talking. I cannot recommend this game enough! Either buy it immediately or try out a friend’s copy or try it out in a boardgame cafe near you! (if they have it). Just be sure to TRY IT. You won’t regret it 🙂
Have YOU played BATTLE SHEEP? Tell us about your experience in the comments below! We’d love to hear about them 🙂
Till next time, everyone! Keep on gaming!
If you ARE considering to buy this game, you can do so RIGHT HERE! (if you’re from the Philippines).