This positively pawsome new game from Exploding Kittens promises ferocious feline fun wrapped in a rainbow package! A Game of Cat & Mouth is described as a fiercely competitive, magnet-powered, highly addicting, pinball-ish game — and it lives up to all of the above.
Exploding Kittens may be well-known for its out-of-the-box, party-friendly card games, but A Game of Cat & Mouth is actually a two-player experience and doesn’t feature any cards at all. Instead, this game is all about using magnetic kitty paws to launch little balls through a cat’s mouth.
Not just for kids, this innovative game sets up in a snap, and the box becomes the game itself. A snap here, a slide there, and you’re good to go. No batteries, no punching out a million pieces, no unwrapping cards from plastic shrink wrap — none of it! We stan.
Players each start with four yellow balls on their side of the board, plus the black “nose” ball in the cat’s face, as well as three white “teeth” balls. Players can load one ball into their kitty launcher at a time, and try to flick it at just the right angle to get the ball through the cat’s mouth. The goal is to be the first to get all balls of one color onto the other side of the board: yellow, black, or white. The first to five points is the winner.
The game takes anywhere from 5-15 minutes to play, depending on how well you did in trigonometry and physics, or just how lucky you are. It’s really all about finding that “sweet spot” and then obliterating the competition. Balls will be flying, madness will ensue, and laughs will be had. The game also includes a few extra balls should any go missing during your next deathmatch friendly game.
Perfect for any game lover, cat lover, or person who loves showing off their perfect aim, A Game of Cat & Mouth is ideal for parties, game nights, or a casual weeknight. It is truly the cat’s meow (sorry, I had to).