It's amazing how much of human civilization owes to these beasts (and the various families of bovine). Providing food and clothing for thousands of years, it's easy to see why having the most cows can be seen as a huge point of pride. Getting your own herd of cattle is your goal in Khan of Khans, a new family board game from well-known designer Reiner Knizia. It's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Khan of Khans is world-renowned game designer Reiner Knizia's fast-paced family game for 2-5 players. The battle begins on the plains of Prax, the storied realm from Greg Stafford's mythic world of Glorantha (RuneQuest, King of Dragon Pass).
You are a khan of one of the great tribes of Prax. Each Spring, as the grasses become green and the rivers swell, you lead your raiders into the rich lands of Dragon Pass, ripe for your plunder. Yet this year is different. The Sacred Time is quickly approaching. The High Priestess has decreed whichever khan brings back the most cattle from Dragon Pass will be declared “Khan of Khans”, the greatest warlord of the Wastelands!
The Kickstarter has more than tripled their goal total, but there's only 6 days left to get in on it if you want.