What is the sound of one geep...speaking? Well, I guess I don't really know. Oh? You don't know what a geep is, you say? A goat-sheep hybrid of course! And you've been tasked with herding them up and keeping them safe from wolves! With a little bit of luck and strategy you can play your cards just right and have the greatest of all the herds! Let's check this out.
What Is It?
A quick and simple competitive card game for 2 - 5 players where you are trying to collect herds of the same type of geep and keep them safe from wolves as much as possible. It plays in 3 rounds and only takes a few minutes to learn and teach!
Who Is It For?
I would recommend this one to gamers who like light card games that play quickly and allow you to have some TV on in the background or carry on a conversation - no heavy thought or attention required. I would also say it's great for families that like to game together and would recommend ages 8 and up!
Quality of Components
I have a prototype copy of the game so that definitely needs to be kept in mind for my comments. I thought the cards were nice though and the victory point tokens, though simple cubes, were fine as well. I also liked the box a lot, but it does stick open a little bit due to the amount of components.
To get you pumped for the final version, I will mention that I was told the finished product is planned to have sheep-shaped victory tokens, a glossy paper rulebook (mine is just a print out), and, hopefully, a magnetic box - which I'm definitely a fan of. Looking forward to it all!
I'd give this one about a 1.5 out of 5 for difficulty. As I've mentioned, it's not very hard to learn or play, and it's definitely great for families or younger kids. But, there is some light strategy in knowing what your best move is if you have a few options, so that's important to keep in mind as well.
Overall I think it's a cute little game for kids/siblings that they can get a bunch of enjoyment out of. I think parents could also join in the fun or play themselves as well, but I'd mostly recommend it as a filler game, as that's how it sat in my personal taste. But definitely a cute theme and everything seems to fit together well overall, other than those few things I mentioned in the cons above. Check it out if you have the chance!
Publisher - Magic Helmet Games
Designer - Dave Kinkade
Website - www.herdthegame.com/
*I was provided a copy of this game to do this review*