Cheap Sheep Games
Thematic strategy board games at their best
Our latest game Castleshire is designed by Till Peters. It is a crowdfunding project funded on Kickstarter in June 2022 and released to the wild in May 2023, now available for purchase via our retailer network or directly from us via Gamefound.
Enter a mystical kingdom ruled by an eccentric Majesty besotted with the idea of building the perfect castle. This obsession leads to the erection of magnificent buildings in a world that will be remembered as Castleshire: the land of the thousand castles. You are a rising master-builder and dream of leaving a lasting legacy. You compete in building the chambers of their Majesty’s perfect castle. You are driven by only one goal: to become the most famous master-builder of all time.
Castleshire is a bluffing, memorizing, and shenanigans strategy board game for 1-6 players aged 12 and up. It comes with up to 10 built-in expansions and plays in 30 to 45 minutes. More details on BoardGameGeek.
Crimopolis is a fast-paced strategy board game about bean-shooters, chippies, and dough in a city where nothing counts but underground influence. Set in 1926, your aim is to become the most prestigious gangster. You recruit criminals, explore the city, execute illicit jobs, ambush others and take over their assets. News reporters get in the way, but fortunes balance it.
Crimopolis is an easy-to-learn tabletop game for 2-5 players aged 12+, has few rules, and creates moments that stick in memory. More details on BoardGameGeek.
About Us 🎲
Cheap Sheep Games is new in the tabletop industry, and all of it just happened by accident. The work on our award-winning game Crimopolis started in 2013. It turned into a serious adventure since then. It is on sale now. Our new game Castleshire was successfully funded on Kickstarter and is available in retail since May 2023. We are also working on Crimopolis expansions and a 2.5D jigsaw puzzle.
We are a New Zealand-based indie game publisher. Sven Obermaier is the founder of Cheap Sheep Games. He's a board game designer. Till Peters is the game designer of Castleshire, and Heath Macfarlane is the lead playtester. Rebekah Farr and Imaginaires are our current illustrators.
Our games are dear to our hearts and we love to share our experiences. We are grateful for the support we get from friends, other game designers, local businesses, and most importantly, the many, many players who put us to the acid test.