Simple strategy game aimed at children from 4 years and up.
Spin the spinner and place your fences. Be careful not to give away a pen. Close a pen when you can to trap one of your sheep. Trap them all to win the game.
At the start of the game you can enter the names for up to 4 players.
The game will remember the player names each time.
When you enter a player name the game assumes that player will be playing and puts a tick next to their name.
The player can be "unticked" at any time meaning they will not be playing in this game but still allowing their name to be saved so they can play another time.
Any player that is "unticked" will not show up in play.
If only 1 player is ticked then you play against the computer. Watch it out, it's very good!
Each Player picks a colour of Sheep and is given
* 6 sheep for a 2 player game
* 5 sheep for a 3 player game
* 4 sheep for a 4 player game
Play starts with the Pink sheep and moves clockwise
Each player takes a turn going to the barn to get a fence piece. Spin the spinner to find out what you get from the barn.
* 1 Fence piece - Take a fence piece and place it on the board at the edge of a square
* 2 Fence pieces - Take 2 fence pieces and place them on the board at the edges of squares
* Naughty Sheep - The naughty sheep runs away - miss this turn
Closing a pen - If you can place a fence piece to finish a square then you win that square - 1 of your sheep will jump in that square and BAA with satisfaction!
The winner is the first player to pen all of their sheep.
It's a good idea not to give pens away. Try to place your fences so that the next player can't steal a pen from you.
It's a good lesson for young children to learn
See the maple.scot website for how to make your own Pig Pens physical board game to play at home.
If you wish to contact me about the game you can do so through the maple.scot website or twitter @JamesADurie or email: email@example.com