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Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: Rob Prior, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Herd Mentality is a communication game where players aim to score points by sharing the same ideas as others. One person reads out a question, then everyone secretly writes an answer trying to match the most popular answer. It's unusual because the winning answers aim at what's popular rather than what's right.

You start by placing all the Cow tokens in the middle with the Pink Cow figure on top. Each turn, a question is read out and players secretly write down an answer that they hope matches everyone else's.

You take it in turns to read out your answers. If yours matches the majority you get a Cow token - first to eight tokens wins. However, if you ever give a unique answer, then you take the Pink Cow and cannot win until you lose it - by someone else guessing an answer not matching anyone.

The result is a uniquely social game about knowing the people you are playing with and what they think. This lets you accurately predict their answers and score points and also having a laugh at how predictable (or not) they are.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2020

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 4-20

Genres: Communication

Pieces: Cards, Placeables, Score Board and Tokens

Developer: Big Potato Games (@BigPotatoGames)




Learn to Play: This takes 1 minute to learn. When you first play:
  • Set a one minute timer to limit the thinking and writing time.
  • Don't use the Pink Cow rule, to avoid over complicating the scoring.

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 3 minutes to play a round of this game. Playing time varies depending on how much time you give players to answer.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 4 to 20 players in the same room. Best played with more than four people.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to write answers and be able to consider the opinions of the others.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.


No cost data.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Herd Mentality Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@BigPotatoGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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