The different colored cows tend to be sad when their favourite farmer is not around. It's up to the players to make them happy again by providing the nicest hay, the sunniest weather and the prettiest stable. Finding a farmer (or a farmer's wife) to take care of your cows will make them even happier. Off course, at the same time, you should prevent the other players from doing exactly so.
Each player receives three cow cards (double sided, different moods) and one stable. The remaining cow cards (double sided, are mixed together with the action cards. Three of them are spread out. The rest of them forms the drawing pile.
On your turn you may either take one of the face up cards or the top card of the drawing pile. If it is a cow card you put in in front of you (without changing it's mood). If it is an action card, you perform the action thereby changing the cows' moods, stealing cows from other players, placing cows inside/outside the stables, etc. As an alternative to drawing a card you may also discard one of the face up which becomes out of play.
The game ends when the drawing pile is used up. The player with the most happy cows (after subtracting minus points for the sad cows) wins the game.
Trivia: The author was loosely inspired by the reality tv show "Boer zoekt vrouw" (Farmer Wants A Wife) when designing this game.
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