background Ludii Portal
Home of the Ludii General Game System


Home Games Forum Downloads References Concepts Contribute Tutorials Tournaments World Map Ludemes About

Wolf and Sheep (Fox and Hounds, Hounds and Hare, Devil and Tailors)



Category Board, Hunt


Wolf and Sheep is a hunt game, said to be originally derived from Scandinavian halatafl games. Played on an 8x8 checkerboard and only played on the dark squares.


Four pieces are the sheep; they are placed on the dark squares along one side of the board. one piece is the wolf; it is placed on any dark square on the side opposite the sheep. The goal of the wolf is to reach one of the sheep's original spaces, the sheep's goal is to block the wolf from doing so. Sheep move diagonally forward one square, the wolf moves diagonally forward or backward one square.

GDL version

Ludeme Description

Wolf and Sheep.lud


Browse all concepts for Wolf and Sheep here.

Similar Games

Wolf und Schaaf

Koti Keliya

T'uk T'uk


Three Musketeers

Jeu de Renard

Hund efter Hare (Thy)

Jeu de Renard (Two Foxes)


The Pawn Game




     Contact Us

lkjh Maastricht University Department of Advanced Computing Sciences (DACS), Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229 EN Maastricht, Netherlands Funded by a €2m ERC Consolidator Grant (#771292) from the European Research Council