SHEEPLE: The Best Game in the Ewe-niverse!
In Sheeple, players play as sheeps trying to become more like people or… sheeple. To do this, they have to educate themselves, so they start from the E-lamb-entary School and they go all the way to graduation from the Ewe-niversity.
On your turn you are the shepherd. You draw one category card. Each card has three categories and you choose one of them. You read it out loud and all players have 60 seconds to make a list of items that match this category. Items can be an object, a person, an idea, etc. Then, players compare the words they have written down to score points. You must think alike but not too alike, because if your words don’t match with any other player’s, you get no points. Each player adds up all the points he has gathered during this phase.
Next is the moving phase. Each player moves his sheeple on the board as many spaces as the points he has scored during the previous phase. If his sheeple lands on a sheeple face (blue space), he draws a card from the sheeple deck. If a sheeple lands on a space with a description, he does what the description says. The game goes on in several rounds, until one sheeple reaches the Ewe-niversity space.
The game reminds me of classic board games, which have a track with a starting and an end point. The first part where you write down words takes me back to my childhood when we used to play a pen ‘n paper game, where the first player picked a letter from the alphabet and everyone had to write down words beginning with this letter among specific categories. The game features nice cartoonish art with humorous cards and board, which is really enjoyable when you play the game. It can be really fun for children and as a light party game as well, especially when playing with many players.
Sheeple is up on Kickstarter and you can check it out for more information.