Angry Sheep - A Dice & Token Game by Iron Box Games
GET THOSE SHEEP! You need to round up those sheep before your neighbors do, even if it means stealing them. But beware Sheep Guevara...
NOW FUNDING: ... basic funding
Welcome to Angry Sheep, a fast paced dice game at home on the family dining table, at the pub, or after hours at your favorite convention.
The basic premise is dice matching - roll the dice, keep your doubles, take your re-rolls, and then act accordingly. Be the first one to collect enough sheep and you've won! Simple, right? Not quite.
You and your neighbors can steal sheep from each other, and your Barbarians occasionally have too much (root beer) to drink and deliver sheep to the wrong pasture. But, worst of all, is the dreaded... Sheep Guevara! If this revolutionary find his way into your flock he'll work to free them until the fight calls him elsewhere!
The Game - What You Get
The game includes:
- 7 Shepherd Dice (molded, not printed)
- 1 Black Sheep Die (molded, not printed)
- 35 Sheep Tokens (injection molded plastic)
- 1 Black Sheep Token (injection molded plastic)
GAMEPLAY- THE BASICS
The game includes 7 White Sheep Dice and 1 Black Sheep Die. The White Sheep Dice decide how, and how many, sheep you will gather that round by matching doubles. Although you have to keep your doubles, the other dice can be re-rolled... but if you don't roll doubles on the re-roll you lose ALL of your dice for the turn. Except for the Black Sheep result.
The Black Sheep Die determines what action Sheep Guevara takes that turn. You may lose a sheep to Defection, you and your neighbors might all lose one to ¡Viva La Revolucion! -- or Sheep Guevara might set up camp in your pasture, and lead your sheep to freedom every turn until he moves on.
The game ends when one player has collected the target number of sheep (which is determined by the number of players in the game), or the field is empty and there are no more sheep to collect.
GAMEPLAY - INTRO VIDEO
This is a quick look at the basic rules, and function of the dice, using one of our playtesting sets. Here, the dice are made with stickers over blanks -- the actual dice will be injection tooled, and not printed, for greater durability.
GAMEPLAY - PLAYING A ROUND
This is a candid look at one of the rounds we played at a local shop with a group of volunteers. We played at least a dozen rounds that night and this video was chosen more-or-less at random. Note that we're being very polite because of the video camera.
Of course there are stretch-goals for this project -- including expansion sets, product upgrades, and new add-on items. If we hit our stretch goals, both of the expansions will be included with your reward! Check it out!
$20,000 -- Injection Molded Sheeps!
$25,000 -- Occupy Wolf-Sheep (1 die, 1 token)
$30,000 -- Combat Duck (1 die, 1 token)
$40,000 -- Fluffy Sheep Doll Add-On
... AND BEYOND!
Who is Iron Box Games?
Iron Box Games is a division of Secret Weapon Miniatures, Inc. and the brainchild of Justin "misterjustin" McCoy, the founder and Creative Director of Secret Weapon Miniatures. Iron Box Games was created to give us a new creative outlet, and a brand under which we could bring games to market without impacting the already well established Secret Weapon name.
Of course Iron Box Games is fully backed by the Secret Weapon crew, and shares the same commitment to customer service and uncompromising quality. We are working with established names in the industry, including Blackball Games, to ensure that we are working with reliable manufacturers, and experienced game developers.
This is the first of three projects currently in development - and we have concepts for half a dozen others. Our focus is on "beer and pretzels" games that can be played in a reasonable amount of time, as casual, social games.
For wholesale inquiries please email jmccoy at Secret Weapon Miniatures dot com.
Risks and challenges
As with any other product produced in China there are some potential challenges when it comes to delivery:
We've done our best to minimize this by getting the product requirements and designs to the factory in advance of this campaign.
We are also working with an established factory that has produced, and delivered, on multiple projects for the gaming industry, including several launched via Kickstarter. They are standing by and waiting for us to say "go!"Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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