The Cat Game: Feline Fun For Cat Fans

The Cat Game: Feline Fun For Cat Fans

Shortly after publishing 12 Purrfect Gifts For Cat Lovers on Etsy, I received The Cat Game in the post, which I have been gifted in exchange for an honest review. Despite the fact Blogmas is in full swing, I thought we’d have some fun this Friday with me sharing my thoughts on it. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Generally, Neal and I usually opt for a movie night over a game night, but this product was so in tune with my crazy cat lady heart that we switched things up.

The Cat Game is a new release from Canadian toy company, Spin Master, which was founded in 1994. Since then, they have expanded all over the world, including the U.K., China and America.

Naturally, the first thing I did was stroke the furry front. It was so soft, and I would have considered this product a win based on that alone. But, I knew that wouldn’t make a particularly great review.

The Cat Game Ages and Players

The Cat Game is marketed as a “drawing game for teens and adults.”Β Therefore, it is recommended for anyone over the age of 16. It requires a minimum of 3 players. Unfortunately, there were only two of us, so we recruited to Juno to join in. In human years, she’s a bit young, but in cat years, she’s a grandma. Plus, the game is based on her species, so it’s only fair she takes a look.

Inside The Box

The game includes:

  1. Full set of instructions
  2. Cat cards
  3. Cat shapes
  4. Two wipe clean drawing boards
  5. Two white board pens

What Are The Rules?

You can play as individuals or in teams. So, depending on the size of your group, this is the first decision to make. We went for everyone for themselves.

The cards need to be shuffled. According to the official rules, the hairiest player goes first. They select the top card and choose from three CATegories – a fLICK (movie), a PURRson/PURRfession (famous people, characters or job titles) or a CAT-tivities (actions). They then announce which CATegory they have chosen. Cat puns, what a delight.

Anyway, using at least one of the cat shapes, they have to draw what they have chosen. The drawing boards consist of a plastic front and card back. You lift the plastic front, place your chosen shape(s) underneath, put it back down and draw on the plastic so it can be wiped clean. The other players attempt to guess what it is. Whoever gets it right gets to keep the card. The first player to accumulate 5 cards is the winner.

When drawing, there are three key rules. You are not allowed to use words or letters in your picture, but symbols and numbers are okay. Secondly, you have to use at least one cat shape (or else, what’s even the point?!). Finally, no talking or sounds are allowed.

An alternative version follows the same idea, but rather than the drawer choosing the CATegory themselves, the other players pick it for them. This one has the potential to be really difficult!

The rules for the team games are slightly different, but as we’re not playing that version, I won’t delve into that.

Playing The Game

As there was technically only two of us, we weren’t strict on the rules. We doodled, and the other person had to guess. The one rule we did abide by was who went first. The hairiest of us all, the little fur-ball, Juno.

Juno With Cat Game Card

Juno With Pen

Alice In Wonderland

Not bad for a cat, right? I have no idea where she gets her talent from…

As Juno and I are clearly so in sync, I guessed it correctly and took it upon myself to take the next turn. The rules state it should be the person on the left, which was Neal, but I was feeling rebellious.

The Cat Game Card

The Cat Game Demo

With my carefully selected kittens shape, I decided I’d attempt the cat-tivity. Drawing is not a strong point of mine, but I tried my best.

The Cat Game Demo 2

Neal guessed what it was in a less than 30 seconds. Juno didn’t even try. Any ideas?

Drum roll… The answer is camping!

Neal took his turn next.

Neal Drawing

I have no clue what’s going on here. There’s a cat, diving in a toilet? It seems highly unlikely, given their aversion to water.

Neal Hold Drawing Board

Turns out, his choice was plumber, from the PURRfession category.

“Just call me Neal Buchanan!” I see those puns are contagious.

Final Thoughts

I loved it! Then again, I was probably always going to love it. There’s just so much kitty goodness in one game. It made for a very entertaining evening, and it was nice to do something different. I think mine and Neal’s feeble attempts at drawing made it twice as hilarious. With more players, I anticipate it would be even more fun.

As for what Juno thinks, I guess we’ll never know…

If you’d like to get your paws (I’m at it, too) on it, it’s available directly from their website for $19.99. For fellow UK friends, no need to fret – you can pick it up on Amazon!

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8 Comments

  1. 14th December 2018 / 12:49 pm

    This is such an adorably cute game. I love the idea behind it and imagine it would make for a pretty fun family game night. No offense but I think Juno has the art skills in the family :-p

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      14th December 2018 / 2:56 pm

      No offence taken – you’re absolutely right :’) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. 14th December 2018 / 7:42 pm

    What a great game for cat lovers! πŸ™‚

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      17th December 2018 / 8:18 am

      It definitely is! πŸ™‚

  3. 15th December 2018 / 1:28 pm

    He he, this looks like such a fun game! I’m loving the cat puns and that the hairiest player goes first, brilliant! It looks like you, Neal and Juno had a great evening, your photos are fantastic! I’ve never actually heard of this game, but any game involving cats is going to be my kinda thing! Great review Ruth, thanks for sharing! <3 xx

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    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      17th December 2018 / 8:25 am

      Thank you! I chuckled at the “hairiest player goes first” rule. I thought it was definitely up your street, seen as though it’s creative and has cats. It certainly was a lot of fun. πŸ™‚

  4. 19th December 2018 / 1:59 am

    Oh my goodness!!! How cute is this game? Also, how cute is Juno? I love the pictures, and I am so glad that Juno played too. I’d like to commend Juno for looking so serious. One of my four purs would be sitting on the pieces, the other licking that fur on the box, and another attacking a pen. The 4th would be begging for dinner.

    From the very first picture, I was thinking, “I hope Ruth pets the box.” AND YOU DID. I would too, ahaha!! That’s amazing packaging right there.

    Win for you for scoring the best game, ever! We are like you guys: unless friends or family are in town, it’s just the two of us to play games. We have to get creative since we love board games.

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      21st December 2018 / 11:54 am

      I know – she did well for staying focused! She’s usually one for attacking pens, too, so I was pleasantly surprised that she took it so seriously. I can only assume she was determined to win. πŸ˜‰

      Ahhh, we are so similar. I love it!

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