Happy Sheep’s a fast, fun game of memory, deduction and bluffing. It’s a fabulous family game, but it’s also got enough calculation and deception to make it a great light filler for serious gamers.

The lovely thing about it is that is seems very simple: lay out the lovely wooden tiles in a grid, start peeking at them and moving them around, and yell “Happy Sheep” when you think you know where four tiles in a group that are all black or all white.

Except it’s astonishing how you can be wrong and there’s lots of laughter and good-natured ribbing! It’s a deadly game to play with kids: somehow the little munchkins seem to cope with the memory side so well. But that’s when you start bluffing and putting tiles into a group as if you’re trying to create 4 similar ones, but really you’re trying to get them to jump the gun and get it wrong!

So as I said, lovely game, simple to learn but hard to master, surprising amount of strategy, and it plays so quickly that you tend to have quite a few games in a row.

For 2-4 players and aimed at 6 to adult, it also comes with rules for a very basic game for 3 and ups.

Happy Sheep box

We’ve finished the design on Happy Sheep and it’s off to the printers for final samples!

Bek and I are very excited about this game; not only does it look fantastic and play hilariously, we’re so keen on it that we’re investing in the production rather than just doing graphics.

We’ve uploaded the box imagery and rules if you’d like a sneak peek.

Happy Sheep’s a fast, fun game of memory, deduction and bluffing. It’s a fabulous family game, but it’s also got enough calculation and deception to make it a great light filler for serious gamers.

For 2-4 players and aimed at 6 to adult, it also comes with rules for a very basic game for 3 and ups.

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