Shoot The Sheep!
May 29, 2014 5:26 AM   Subscribe

Help me, oh wise MeFites, to find this lost game of my youth. I'm looking for a board game, from the late 70s/early 80s, that had cattle ranching as a theme. As you went around the board, you could buy ranches, then buy and sell cattle. There may have been an element of driving the cattle to market too. The detail that stands out the most is the sheep ranch. If you landed there, and another player had sheep on it, you could shoot them. My sister and I both remember playing with our dad, and all shouting, "Shoot the sheep!".
posted by SobaFett to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The Cattlemen?
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:31 AM on May 29, 2014

posted by taff at 5:53 AM on May 29, 2014

Have you searched at It's pretty much the most comprehensive board game database.
posted by ocherdraco at 5:59 AM on May 29, 2014

Rancher? Abilene?
posted by MonkeyToes at 2:03 PM on May 29, 2014

Thanks for the suggestions. Definitely not Cattlemen. The board was more Monopoly-like. Also not Squatter. The sheep were more incidental to the game. It might be one of the other two, but Board Game Geek is down right now. I'll check back tomorrow.
posted by SobaFett at 7:06 PM on May 29, 2014

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