★★★☆☆ Battle Sheep; “they can take our land, but they can never take our wool.”

Check out this game if: You’re looking for a game for younger kids (I think 5 y/o can play this game with a little patience).This game stands out because: It’s simple and plays well with younger kids. Not only are the rules simple, the game has nice large pieces that neither you nor your kid could probably swallow.

1. This is one of the easiest games to teach (but the strategies can be a little more complex).
2. The game components are top notch.
3. Modular board helps with replayability.
4. Almost no luck means you are in control of your moves.

1. Replability for adults is pretty low.
2. There is a little bit of direct conflict.

Brief Overview:
Take turns laying out the modular board pieces (they must connect to each other) and continue the same turn order to place your whole stack of battle sheep onto the newly formed board.

Continue taking turns, picking up any amount of your battle sheep stack (leaving at least one behind to claim that spot) and move it anywhere along an unobstructed straight line on the board. Continue moving your stack until you cannot move anymore. The payer with the most claimed spots wins.   

Number of Players 2-4
Age 6+
Time 15 mins
Friendly ★☆☆☆☆
Teachable ★★★★★
Replayability ★★☆☆☆
Creative Freedom ★★★★☆
Inclusive (no elimination) ★☆☆☆☆
Interaction ★★★★★

Currently only one version of this game. There is, however, another similar game called Hey, That’s My Fish (a little more strategic and cutthroat -you know, for adults).

Teaching Advice:
On your first game, you may want to set up the board yourself (especially for younger kids). Then, show how you can move your stack of battle sheep (be sure to explain that you cannot jump over already claimed spots or holes in the board). That’s it, it’s so simple.

Link to Video Tutorial.

Link to Battle Sheep on Amazon.

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