Run Run Sheep: 100 Levels of Puzzle Play!

Run Run Sheep ($0.99) is one of those games you hate to love and love to hate — but it’s all a good thing with the challenges brought forth with this game.

Run Run Sheep is not your typical puzzle game. You’re a shepherd, if you will, with a bunch of sheep that need to be brought to their goal. The thing is, these sheep aren’t the brightest. They only move around in a clockwise direction. It’s your job as their shepherd to put arrows on the board game so that they don’t run into potholes, get attacked by foxes, and the like.

You might think this is simple, but let me add this: you can’t put those arrows on the board game once the sheep start running. You need to take a look at the screen, envision what the sheep would do based on your knowledge of how they move around, and then put the arrows in the right place. For what it’s worth, once you lose or find out that you need to reset the board, you can start over with a little more knowledge than last time, but you can’t do that to boot. And there are over 100 levels so don’t expect to memorize every move. In other words, next time, you’ll probably have to start over again, though you might be a little smarter than the last!

This is a cute game. It reminds me of a game I used to play on the PalmOS called Super Slyder, one that I couldn’t put down. But Run Run Sheep adds awesome sound effects (those sheep will baa baa all day long), great graphics, and a good dose of fun.

Tamar Weinberg is a blogger and author of The New Community Rules (July 2009), a book on social media marketing and how to leverage existing communities for awareness and profit. She is also a new mom.