Battle Sheep*

Battle Sheep, formerly known as Splits, is a light-hearted yet strategic board game where players aim to spread their flock of sheep across the pasture to occupy the most territory. The game is known for its simple rules, quick gameplay, and fun theme, making it a great choice for families and casual gamers.

Gameplay Overview

  • Board Setup: The game board is modular, constructed from identical four-hex tiles placed by the players.
  • Starting Position: Players place a tall stack of their sheep discs on one of the border hexes at the start.
  • Movement: On their turn, a player splits a stack of their sheep and moves the new stack in a straight line as far as it can go, leaving at least one sheep behind.
  • Filling the Board: The pasture gradually fills with sheep, reducing movement options.
  • Objective: The goal is to occupy the most spaces on the board when no more moves are possible.

Special Features

  • Modular Board: The board's modularity ensures a unique setup in each game, offering fresh strategic challenges.
  • Simple Mechanics: The game's rules are straightforward, focusing on splitting and spreading sheep stacks, making it accessible for all ages.
  • Strategic Depth: Despite its simplicity, the game requires careful planning and foresight.
  • Family-Friendly: With its whimsical sheep theme and non-complex rules, it's an excellent game for family game nights.


Battle Sheep is an enjoyable and engaging game for players looking for a light yet strategic experience. Its blend of simple mechanics, strategic movement, and a fun theme creates a delightful gaming experience suitable for both families and casual gaming groups. Whether you're outmaneuvering opponents or blocking their paths, Battle Sheep offers a charming and competitive pasture conquest!

Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

  • 2 - 4 Players
  • 15 Minutes
  • 7+ years old
  • Immediately playable

We like Battle Sheep so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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