We were sent this game to include as part of our christmas gift guide.

Sheep Dip is aimed at players aged 7+ and it is aimed at 3 to 6 players. It takes around half an hour to play once you know the rules and luckily for me the rules are simple as I’m useless when learning new games. I really like how the game comes in a smaller box than most board games so it makes it easier to store as well as take with you on travels.

The box contains:

  • the playing board,
  • two decks of cards
  • four sets of instructions so no fighting over Homemade rules.

How to play the Sheep Dip Game

It starts off the same as most board games, you shuffle both decks of cards (the Flock cards and the Ewe Do cards) then place them on the game board where it states. There are 71 Flock cards, and each has a cartoon sheep on it and a number. The Flock deck contains a couple of sheepdog cards, wild cards and one special rainbow sheep card! The deck contains four different sheep breeds, each with 15 unique characters; there’s Hardy Herdwicks, Leggy Leicesters, Sturdy Suffolks and Bonnie Blackfaces.

The Ewe Do cards are the action cards, each card has instructions and if it has an action it tells you which way to play the card too. There are 45 Ewe Do cards which allow you to protect, swap or steal to grow your flock. Each card is clear with how to use it, against who and where/when.

To start you deal out five Flock cards to each player, and once everyone has their starter cards you take it in turns to pick up a Ewe Do card and complete the action. The aim of the game is to collect five cards of the same sheep breed and put them in a “fold”. The cards are numbered so this makes it easier for you to see when you are trying to create your flock. The more sheep folds you collect the higher your points total is. The aim of the game is to have the highest points and you keep playing until the last Ewe Do card has been drawn.

The winner is the player with the highest score. Simple really, I promise it makes sense when you start playing.

Not going to lie the first few games contained a lot of arguments until everyone understood the rules but once we had the rules down we were quick and full of strategy. If you have competitive board game players in your house then this would be perfect as no two games are the same. It is definitely a contender for our boxing day game and the fact that it is different and witty adds to its charm. We loved how all of the cartoon sheep,have their own individual descriptions as it makes you want to collect certain types and you love each sheep for different reasons.

Sheep Dip is available online and at a selection of toy shops for around £18-£23, and if you’re after a different type of game for your post christmas feast this year then this is for you and your family.

DISCLAIMER: This item has been gifted to us but our opinions do not reflect on the products company, or the thoughts of any social media companies we have shared this review on. We give our 100% honest opinions on the products we test and we have declared it is an AD and gifted as required by the ASA guidelines

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