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Rat-a-Tat Cat


A Fun Numbers Card Game with Cats (and a few rats)!

A game of suspense, strategy, and anticipation. Get rid of the high cards (rats) and go for the low cards (cats). Sneak a peek, draw two, or swap cards for an added twist. Low score wins the game. (A poker face helps!)

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.

Brain Spice says: few games appeal to adults and children alike, but Mensa Select award winner Rat-a-Tat Cat is one of those games!  Once you have enjoyed the basic rules, make sure you give this variant a try.  It spices up the game very nicely!  We can't claim any credit: the variant was posted to BoardGameGeek many years ago by Craig Duncan.  :-)

2–6 Players

10 Min Playing Time

Age: 6+