3/23/05 04:22 pm - Name this Game
At Arisia, I played a really fun little game. I'd like to purchase a copy of it.
Unfortunately, I cannot for the life of me remember what it's called.
Here are the rules:
There is a farm, with 6 fields, each serving one breed of chicken (6 colors, both of cards and of fields). At the end, or beginning, of each round, every field grows more tasty grain, represented by one cube, which is randomly one of three colors, indicating 1, 2, or 3 points worth of grain.
Each player then plays one card face down. Cards are one of the six colors, and are either chickens (ranging in value between 2 and 5), foxes (ranging in value between 3 and 5), the fast chicken (a -1 value chicken), and maybe a guard dog.
If only chickens are played of a given color, they either fight to see who gets the grain (the fast chicken always gets a 1 point grain if available, even if "eaten", and no other grain), or the players agree how ro divide the grain.
If foxes are played, the grain is safe (built up for next round), and the foxes divide the chickens (worth their face value in points) or fight over them as the chickens do the grain.
If guard dogs exist in the game, they act as is obvious.
The "fight" mechanic is to add a die roll to your value and compare it with the opponent's die roll plus chicken size -- obviously, only chickens get to fight with other chickens and foxes with other foxes.
Does anyone know what this game is called?