5 Cat Themed Games for all those Cat Lovers out there
Cat lovers unite recently r/boardgames asked the Internet an interesting question. To come up with a list of boardgames that involve cats.
We decided to try to put that challenge to the test and attempt to try to come up with as many games as we could.
Cats are majestic creatures that are full of surprises that play by there own rules. For those cat lovers out there here are 5 cat themed board games that will settle that cat obsession and hold true to the cats we known and love.
1. Exploding Kittens
Exploding Kittens is a Kickstarter unicorn and a kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette that has taken the board game industry by storm since it’s release.
Each Player take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and then loses the game. The deck is made up of cards that let you avoid exploding by peeking at cards before you draw, forcing your opponent to draw multiple cards, or shuffling the deck.
The game gets more and more intense with each card you draw because fewer cards left in the deck means a greater chance of drawing the kitten and exploding in a fiery ball of feline hyperbole.
2. Cobra Paw
Cobra Paw is like dominos meeting watching cats swipe things off tables each round., players take turns rolling the dice.
These dice each feature six unique symbols that match different tiles located on the table once the dice have been rolled its then game on.
Players then race to grab the tile with the matching pattern before anyone else. Mimicking a cat trying to grab something this fast draw quick game is prefect for its them creating a viscous experience just be careful the last time I played a game like these I fractured a finger.
The winner is decided when a player grabs six tiles before the other players.
3. Wizard Kittens
Wizard Kittens is a semi-cooperative set collection card game the theme seams a bit off at cats do not work together but I guess they are magical.
Players are wizard kittens who have accidentally released a few curses from the library’s restricted section. Now they must defeat the curses before they’re caught by the librarian, Professor Whispurr.
Each turn plays quickly but offers interesting decisions, most often around which spell to use and how to use it. Spells allow kittens to draw extra cards, sling cards at other players, discard cards out of their own play areas, or trade any two cards in play. No player can use the same spell two turns in a row, either.
The game ends when either the last of the six curses is defeated, or when the Professor Whispurr card is drawn from the ritual component deck. If the kittens defeated the last curse, then they tally up points (including a secret objective Extra Credit card), and the highest score wins. If they are caught by Professor Whispurr, then the Cleanest Paws Clause applies. All kittens with 10 or more points lose, and from those who are left, the kitten with the fewest cards in their play area wins.
4. Cat Lady
Cat Lady is the boardgame that needs to be gifted as often as possible and feels like something that was named by somebody trying to annoy single woman.
This game is amazing tho players are cat ladies, part of an elite group of people including Marie Antoinette and Ernest Hemingway.
During the game, you and your fellow cat ladies will draft cards to your hands three at a time, collecting toys, food, catnip, costumes, and of course lovable cats.
But watch out players need to make sure they have enough food for all of there feline friends or your hungry cats will subtract points from your score.
Feels like something from a creepy film but don’t worry it’s more like judgemental stares that hurt your soul, your cats don’t eat you!
The player with the highest total victory points wins the game and is crowned the craziest of the cat ladies.
5. Cat Crimes (For the Real Crazy Cat Lady/Man)
Cat Crimes is a single player game published by ThinkFun that is perfect for a real cat lady.
It is for 1 player but this game really can be played cooperatively with more players as it’s actually quite challenging.
In this game, a player will be trying to solve a series of mysteries, perpetrated by some very sneaky and mischievous cats.
The player will need to use their deductive reasoning and logic skills if they hope to uncover the felonious feline. In the end, if the player is able to determine the culprit, they will be declared the winner.
Bonus Game: Wingspan
Cats love birds right? If you love your cat why not play a game that they will love.
This game is fantastic and is a great addition to any board game collection we recommend you check it out but won’t go into to much details as it’s kind of cheating adding it to this list.
Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games.
You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions). These habitats focus on several key aspects of growth:
Gain food tokens via custom dice in a birdfeeder dice tower
Lay eggs using egg miniatures in a variety of colors
Draw from hundreds of unique bird cards and play them
The winner is the player with the most points after 4 rounds.
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