Game-Designer: Henning Poehl
Illustration: Heike Schäfer

Player: 3 – 6 persons
Age: 10+
Playing time: approximately 20 min

Alpha Stag

There is one set of 30 cards with Bucks und one set of 30 cards with Hinds.

Alpha stag - cards

What’s it all about?

In this game, the players are part of the rut (mating season).
The Bucks fight for the Hinds, which are placed in the middle of the table.
Each player tries to place the Alpha Stag and, by doing so, to conquer a harem of Hinds.
At the end of the game, the player with the best harem (total sum of the numbers) wins.

Explanation of concept: The middle of the table represents the Arena in this game. The Hinds gather here and the Bucks fight over them. The Buck that conquers the Hinds in the Arena is the Alpha Stag. Many cards may be played into the Arena during the course of the game. The area immediately in front of a player is called the Fringe. "Hangers-on" Bucks appear here and wait at a respectful distance from the Alpha Stag for a chance to conquer a single Hind. Each player’s Fringe may have a maximum of one card at the end of each turn.

You can buy the game here in our Shop (German).

If you don’t understand German, order our games here using our contact form. We will tell you the shiping costs to your country and the costs of the game.

Here you find the English rules as pdf-file.

Links about red deers

Red Deer (Cervus elaphus hispanicus) Ciervo
BBC – Red deer (Cervus elaphus)