As a sheep farming family, there is one thing to surely get us all interested-you’ve guessed it: sheep.
When I first heard about the Sheep Dip game, I couldn’t wait to get it out and what with a very rainy half term, it has actually been a godsend.
The game itself comes with a board, 71 Flock Cards which are different breeds of sheep and 45 Ewe Do cards. Each player gets four Flock Cards at the start of the game and on every turn, the player takes a Ewe Do card from the pack and reads it out, actioning the commands.
The game takes 20-30 minutes to play and ends when there are no more Flock Cards left. At the end, players add up the scores on their cards and the winner is the one with the most points.
It was really easy to get the hang of the game and even though the boys thought it was just a fun game, I was pleased because they were sneakily reading and adding up so I think it is fair to say the game is educational too.
It is aimed at ages seven plus but my boys are six and eight at the time of writing and the six year old managed it no problems.
The boys were delighted at being able to ply a game they could relate to and they enjoyed collecting different flocks of sheep, as did I.
The Sheep Dip game is the brain child of Steve Turton who came up with the idea during lockdown. He visited the Sheep Show in Norfolk which he found hilarious and engaging so decided to create a game that involved collecting different breeds of sheep.
The game costs £23.50 with free delivery and is available at https://www.sheepdipgame.co.uk/#buy
*We were sent the Sheep Dip Game for the purpose of this review but all opinions are my own and I would honestly recommend it whether you are sheep farmers or not but especially if you are.