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Sheepdogs Of Pendleton Hill and Let's Take A Hike by Strata Max Games, Available To All!

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Sheepdogs Of Pendleton Hill


In Sheepdogs of Pendleton Hill, each player takes the role of a sheepdog and uses card play to move flocks of sheep up the hill to the shepherds. The higher a player's sheep gets before meeting its shepherds, the more points he will score. The player who scores the most points wins!

Each player has shepherds to place on the board and sheep to place into flocks and move. Flocks often contain sheep from many players and cooperation can be key to moving a flock into an advantageous position. But how long will this helpful, peaceful pastoral scene last when the cards require players to take actions for other players which can include placing opponents' shepherds in lower scoring areas and moving flocks that do not contain their own sheep? 

A deck of cards is used by the players to take actions such as placing shepherds, putting sheep into flocks, moving flocks of sheep, and moving the wolf. It is these cards, with their requirement to manipulate other players' pieces, that drive the decisions the players must make in the game and guarantee a high level of interaction among players. Each player also has a Sheepdog wild card for use once per game.

And a hungry wolf ever lurks in the background...

Let's Take A Hike!

In Let's Take a Hike players draw cards of useful items such as water bottles and tents, add them to their hand, and play them onto the table into their backpacks. When a player is ready, he announces that he is taking a hike. The other players may join the hike or wait to take a hike at a better time!

To take a hike, cards are drawn from the deck and players discard cards from their backpacks as necessary. Players that wish to drop out of a hike may choose one card that has been turned up for points at the end of the game. The last player to drop out takes all of the remaining cards that have been turned up.  

Timing when to be the Lead Hiker, when to join a hike, when to wait until another time, and when to play the hazard cards drive the players' decisions!

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Shipping is expensive. We've calculated the cost to ship this game to backers around the world and we're subsidizing that to help keep your costs down. The cost to ship this game to backers in the USA is $8.09. Game Salute is covering $8.09 of the shipping cost for ALL backers around the world. That means that the pledge level for US backers includes shipping. For international backers, we're passing along the same savings on shipping. Simply check the chart below, find your destination group, then follow the line to see you total pledge amount.

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Sheepdogs of Pendleton Hill:

Designer: Max Michael

Art and Graphic Design: Paul Sharp

Publisher: StrataMax Games

Let's Take A Hike!:

Designer: Aaron Lauster

Art and Graphic Design: Troy Cummings

Publisher: StrataMax Games

Distributed By: Game Salute

Kickstarter Campaign Manager: Jon Brunette

Kickstarter Campaign Graphic Design: R Jay McCarty

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    Pledge $49 or more

    36 backers Limited (39 left of 75)

    SHEEPDOGS TAKE A HIKE EARLY BIRD

    Your Reward Pack includes: One copy of Sheepdogs Of Pendleton Hill AND One copy of Let's Take A Hike! Early Bird Backers will also recieve the limited Wolf Promo Pack (one pack per backer)!

    USA Backers: Pledge $49.00 for one Reward Pack and $49 each for up to four additional Reward Packs!

    Canadian Backers: Pledge $75.60 for one Reward Pack and $75.60 each for up to four additional Reward Packs.

    EU Backers: Pledge $79.72 for one Reward Pack and $79.72 each for up to four additional Reward Packs.

    All Other Backers: Pledge $86.84 for one Reward Pack and $86.84 each for up to four additional Reward Packs.

    USA Retailers: Pledge for 5 Reward Packs at $245 and you will receive a 6th Reward Pack for your store's game library FREE. Your full margin is assured by Game Salute Local Support www.GameSalute.com/LocalSupport

    Shipping included in the pledge amounts shown above.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $49 or more

    1 backer Limited (224 left of 225)

    SHEEPDOGS TAKE A HIKE

    Your Reward Pack includes: One copy of Sheepdogs Of Pendleton Hill AND One copy of Let's Take A Hike! Two great titles, one low price!

    USA Backers: Pledge $49.00 for one Reward Pack and $49 each for up to four additional Reward Packs!

    Canadian Backers: Pledge $75.60 for one Reward Pack and $75.60 each for up to four additional Reward Packs.

    EU Backers: Pledge $79.72 for one Reward Pack and $79.72 each for up to four additional Reward Packs.

    All Other Backers: Pledge $86.84 for one Reward Pack and $86.84 each for up to four additional Reward Packs.

    USA Retailers: Pledge for 5 Reward Packs at $245 and you will receive a 6th Reward Pack for your store's game library FREE. Your full margin is assured by Game Salute Local Support www.GameSalute.com/LocalSupport

    Shipping included in the pledge amounts shown above.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (22 days)