Cheap Sheep Ship! Turn the Tide is now afloat!

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Cheap Sheep Ship! Turn the Tide is now afloat!

Post by DrClick » 21 October 2020, 11:38


Some games are old, others are outdated, but when a game stays a hit for years, it becomes a modern classic.

Today, we're more than proud to offer you Stefan Dorra's "Turn The Tide", also known as "Land Unter" in Germany, or "Sauve Moutons" in French.

Awarded all over the world and being published in more countries than you can calculate, Turn The Tide is a simple but not simplistic game for 3 to 6 players where you'll try to care about the sea and your sheep.

Players are dealt a hand of 12 from a deck of 1-60 (the remainder go back in the box for the whole game), and then lay out marker cards that show the other players the strength of their hand. Another scoring deck of 24 has values of 1-12; two cards from this deck are laid face up.

Players choose one card from their hand in secret and reveal them simultaneously. The highest value played takes the lowest scoring card, which goes face-up to a pile in front of you. The second highest takes the other card likewise. Remaining cards are discounted. Then look at everyone's face-up deck: the highest scoring player turns one of his or her marker cards over! At the end of a round, players score according to their markers cards that they managed to save.

There is a further twist! Players then pick up all their playing hand, and pass it clockwise. So as each round commences, you are using the cards previously used by your neighbor! Are you smarter? Can you make a better fist of the same hand your neighbor had? Play out rounds until all players have had each hand. Top score wins.

You can enjoy the game online right now here:

The team would like to thank the designer Stefan Dorra and the artist Oliver Freudenreich for granting us their authorization for the game, and, of course, our developer Volker78 for the very nice work he has done implementing the BGA version.

Are you able to recognize the languages used to make these sheep sounds?
- Bêeh
- Baa
- Beee
- Mäh
- Mei Mei
In our next episode: Find out the country of a player losing a game on BGA by reading its words.

Have fun!

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Post by Shobu » 21 October 2020, 11:57

An excellent game! :D
i gonna buy the physical game soon :)

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Re: Cheap Sheep Ship! Turn the Tide is now afloat!

Post by The Luggage » 21 October 2020, 14:07

Am I the only one who read "Turn the Tid" the first couple of times >.<

Thanks for making the game available! :geek:

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Re: Cheap Sheep Ship! Turn the Tide is now afloat!

Post by NoLuckAndNoSkill » 21 October 2020, 17:07

I have only played the game once and I can see it's a quite interesting and potentially challenging game. A great addition for BGA!

Thank you for your hard work, developer and game designers and artists!

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Re: Cheap Sheep Ship! Turn the Tide is now afloat!

Post by vigorousRoll » 21 October 2020, 19:13

You'll have a chance to play every hand, both the good and the bad. But let's say it's Round 3 and it's your turn to play the runt hand....the one that by now everyone has learned how to ruthlessly exploit. This can be a real meat grinder experience.

I suggest getting on YouTube and looping "Tied To The Whipping Post" from the Allman Brothers to get you through until the bell mercifully sounds for Round 4.

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Re: Cheap Sheep Ship! Turn the Tide is now afloat!

Post by BodAndrage » 03 November 2020, 13:52

I was playing this and the game vanished. No notification or game ending or anything. Its just not there anymore in my list of in progress games.

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Re: Cheap Sheep Ship! Turn the Tide is now afloat!

Post by mausezahn1976 » 17 November 2020, 00:20

what a great game...
never noticed about all the time!
have to bye it!
:lol: :lol:

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