A game of suspense, strategy, and anticipation. Get rid of the high cards (rats) and go for the low cards (cats). Low score wins the game. (A poker face helps!) Exchange a card on each turn, with Peek, Swap, and Take Two cards adding an extra twist. Cagey thinkers of all ages will crow with delight over this game of strategy, memory, and a little luck.
As children play Rat-a-tat Cat, they develop a sense of timing and an understanding of basic, but essential, mathematical concepts. They learn ways to remember their cards and strategies to figure out what cards other players might have. They also begin to develop an intuitive sense of probability. Rat-a-tat Cat requires skill, strategy, and awareness, challenging both young children and adults.
- 54 cat and rat cards
- Rules of play, including rules for younger players and rules in French and Spanish
For 2-6 players
Playing time is about 20 minutes
For ages 6+