Cats are majestic creatures 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.
If you don’t like Cats however do threat these games will be purrrr…fect for you as well.
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So its time to channel that inner cat lady and get ready to play some very addictive cat-themed games.
1. Exploding Kittens
This Cult classic dominated Kickstarted a few years ago and now these cats can dominate your board game table as you try to avoid an exploding kitten in your search to be the last player left.
Exploding Kittens is a kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and 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
This Quick Domino Esque game will have you feeling like a cat trying to grab on to anything you can before you sink as you are ripping them off the table in this fast but very addictive dexterity game.
In Cobra Paw, players take turns rolling the dice — which feature six unique symbols — then race to grab the tile with the matching pattern before anyone else. Whoever grabs six tiles first wins!
3. Wizard Kittens
This cooperative (well kind of) game will have you and your friends working together then turning on each other at the last second just like real cats do!
Wizard Kittens is a semi-cooperative set collection card game. 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
This game is perfect for the posh kitty that just wants a cup of tea and a civilised game of collection and hoarding. Every Cat Ladys Dream Right?
In Cat Lady, 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 three at a time, collecting toys, food, catnip, costumes, and of course lovable cats. But watch out! Make sure you have enough food for all of your feline friends or your hungry cats will subtract points from your score. The player with the highest total victory points wins the game!
5. The Isle of Cats
What feels more like a strange search and rescue expedition than a game you will rescue cats from an island because let’s face it swimming is for dogs.
The Isle of Cats is a competitive, medium-weight, card-drafting, polyomino cat-placement board game for 1-4 players (6 with expansions).
You are citizens of Squalls End on a rescue mission to The Isle of Cats and must rescue as many cats as possible before the evil Lord Vesh arrives. Each cat is represented by a unique tile and belongs to a family, you must find a way to make them all fit on your boat while keeping families together.
You will also need to manage resources as you:
- Explore the island (by drafting cards)
- Rescue cats
- Find treasures
- Befriend Oshax
- Study ancient lessons
Each lesson you collect will give you another personal way of scoring points, and there are over 40 unique lessons available.
Complete lessons, fill your boat and keep cat families together to score points, the winner will be the player with the most points after five rounds.
Bonus Game: Wingspan
Cats love birds right? If you love your cat why not play a game that they will love.
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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