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A light card game for all ages, with elements of set collection and take-that.
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Herd: Fleece Your Friends is a competitive card game incorporating set collection and "take that" mechanics. Kids and adults love this game! In Herd, you are obsessed with one thing: creating the greatest herds in the land. Score points by acquiring geep, a half goat half sheep hybrid, and organizing them into herds. Protect your herds from marauding wolves, but if a wolf emerges from the hills you can send it to devour the herd of another player.  Luck and skill are equal partners on the path to victory.  So, grab your crook and let's go!  

The manufacturer has approved the files and the pre-production proof looks great. As soon as it is funded, Herd is ready to go!

How to Play:

Geep cards are worth points, either 5 points or 1 point based on the color of the fleece. Form herds with geep in sets of 3. Herds that survive through the end of the round are worth points. Geep cards left in hand result in a deduction of points. The player with the most points at the end of the round wins the round and gets a victory token. 

Shuffle the cards and deal each player 3 cards. Place the deck face down. Draw the top card and turn it face up. This is the draw pile. Players may take either the face up or face down card.

At the beginning of the player's turn, he draws a card. He then chooses one action to perform. First choice: Form a herd. Protect your herds from marauding wolves and score points at the end of the round. Note: herds are played facedown. Cards in the picture below are depicted face up for demonstration purposes.

Second choice: Play a wolf. Wolves eat geep and wipe out another player's herd turn by turn until it is all gone.

Third choice: Play a special card.

Fourth choice: Do nothing and allow the next player to go.

Using a Shepherd to chase away a wolf is a free action and may be taken at any time.

When a player finishes his turn and has no cards in his hand, all remaining players get one final turn. This signals the end of the round. Reveal herds and total the points for each player. Points are deducted for geep cards still in the player's hand. The player with the highest total is awarded a geep victory token. The first player to be awarded 3 tokens wins! 

For a more in depth demonstration of how to play Herd: Fleece Your Friends, check out the tutorial video below or scroll to the video review from Cassie Elle. 

For a PDF of the rules, please visit http://www.magichelmetgames.com 

Cool Stuff:

-Not language dependent

-Easy to learn

-Variable game length

-Kid friendly (scoring is easy using 1s and 5s)

-Great filler game

What's in the box: 

Reviews: 

 http://gamingwithsidekicks.com/2019/01/16/game-review-herd/  

 https://settleroftheboards.weebly.com/home/fleece-your-friends-with-herd 

Shipping estimates:

Continental US - shipping included

Alaska and Hawaii - add 5 USD

EU - add 10 USD

Canada - add 10 USD

China - add 5 USD

Australia - add 8 USD

New Zealand - add 12 USD

Risks and challenges

The risk to backers is minimal. Once the project is funded and payment has been submitted, we are at the mercy of the manufacturer to adhere to the shipping timelines. I hope to be able to deliver in a timely manner and I have taken steps necessary to ensure this.

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