Parents' Guide to

Divide By Sheep

By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Fun puzzle game has dark, slightly gory play.

Game Windows , iPhone 2015
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Divide by Sheep starts off with three simple puzzles on each level but slowly ramps up in difficulty. New features and obstacles include multi-directional bouncy pads that divide sheep, island platforms that explode if emptied, and wolves that occupy a square after eating a sheep. Eventually, players will have to start thinking ahead a couple moves to solve one puzzle and have enough sheep left over for the next. This can make it very easy to get stuck on a stage, but fortunately, Divide By Sheep allows you to move on so long as you complete one of the three puzzles on any level.

There isn't a tutorial, but visual aids show players what can be done, and stages can be reset without any penalties. Plus, each time a new feature is introduced, the game scales back the difficulty so players can learn what the feature does. Eventually, the random mix of features adds to the complexity and difficulty. The only negative might be the "ew" factor of sending sheep through lasers that cut them in half, which might feel unnecessary to the gameplay. Some players may love the dark humor, but it also may feel like it comes out of the blue and isn't needed. But, if you can overlook this, you should find a very entertaining puzzle game.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Windows , iPhone
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: tinyBuild
  • Release date: August 25, 2015
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Topics: Numbers and Letters
  • ESRB rating: NR for No Descriptions
  • Last updated: December 14, 2021

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