In the two-player abstract strategy game Splits, players start the game by constructing the board from eight identical four-hex tiles, then each player places her tall stack of discs on one of the border hexes. Players take turns removing some number of discs from the top of one of their towers and moving that stack of discs as far away as it can go in a straight line from that tower. A player must leave at least one disc behind when moving, so the board gradually fills and movement opportunities vanish. When a player can’t make a move, she loses.Battle Sheep uses the same rules as Splits, but includes enough pieces that up to four players can compete, whereas Splits was a game for two players only.
Age range: 8 and up / Number of players: 2 to 4 / Play time: 5+ minutes
Manufacturer: Blue Orange Games