“A little bird told me you were interested in this game... then I ate him.” - Carl the Cat
Chose to play one of five cats. Each has a special ability that can be used once per game. Individual artists have illustrated each deck.
In CATS everyone chooses from the same card types. No discarding, No luck of the draw; only choosing which action to take... it's entirely up to you! Get as many enjoyment points as possible and win the game! Be clever and anticipate what the others will do.
The birds are placed out in the field of play (3 locations in a 2 to 4 player game and 4 locations with 5 or more players). The birds will hang out at the bird bath, in the grass, on the fence or in the trees. The bigger birds will need to be stalked before catching them and you will have to time everything just right. Once you do catch your bird you will have a choice to either press your luck and play with the bird to double its enjoyment point value or to just eat it. The more birds you play with, the more likely they are to be stolen. There are no cats that you can trust! Careful...
THE BASIC GAME:
The cats all start with the same cards: 1 Catch, 2 Stalk, 1 Play, 1 Steal and 1 Eat. Each player will secretly target another cat or a location where a bird is hanging out. Players will also secretly select an Action card to play. All players reveal their cards simultaneously after everything is resolved, some cats may have birds and some may not, some birds may have flown away.
THE ADVANCED GAME:
A Taunt card will be added to each cat deck. This will give cats the ability to cancel other cat's actions. Each cat will also have a special ability that they can use once per game. Each player will target another cat and a location where a bird is hanging out. A turn consists of 2 rounds. Players select 1 card for the first round and 2 cards for the second round. All players reveal their cards simultaneously in each round. Actions are resolved as in the Basic game, but now you will need to plan ahead and be wary of those Taunt cards.
Each game contains 5 cats (1 Main, 7 action, and 4 targeting cards), 11 Birds and a back yard card. Kickstarter version will have an additional 6 cards (5 Bird and 1 Utility).
"Dan Hundycz has develped a fun, "programmed-turn' card game that is approachable by anyone who enjoys games... and cats... and eating birds once they've been properly batted around and played with for bigger points." - Curt Covert Smirk & Dagger Games
"I was really impressed with this game" Princess Margaret of the Rouge Princess Squadron
"Better than Pong!" Baldo owner of Baldo's Armory Rochester, NY
"...a light filler that I very much enjoyed and probably will back" Matthew McHale Not Just Another Gaming Podcast/The Dicetower Network.
"I thought this game would suck, I'm not into cats or birds, but it was surprisingly a lot of fun!"Christopher Reedman at DEXCON 18 Morristown, N.J. ( I just thought this was too funny not to include)
$15 - CATS a sad but necessary cycle of violent predatory behavior.
$35 - EXCLUSIVE HARD CASE VERSION
Each Cat and all of the Birds have their own clear plastic Snap Box. They will all contained in a Premium Ion Deck Box.
$40 - PUT YOUR OWN CAT IN THE GAME!
You send us photos of your cat and we will send you a set of 18 cards that will allow you to play as your cat catching birds.
$70 - PUT YOUR OWN CAT IN THE GAME WITH THE EXCLUSIVE HARD CASE VERSION OF THE GAME Combine the two previous levels together. The extra cat case will not fit in the Hard Case, one cat will need to be removed to put your custom cat in the case.
You can add additional items to your pledge level by simply choosing the item(s) you would like and then following the instructions below to add to your pledge! Instructions for adding add-ons can be found below:
Add $35 for 5 PLAY MATS. Receive a set of 5 game play mats (shipping included). Mats are 10 x 15 inch in size and fabric surface with 1/16 inch rubber backing. If you just want a couple of play mats, please add $10 per mat.
ADD-ON INSTRUCTIONS: To add an add-on to your pledge, follow these steps:
- 1) Press the 'Manage Your Pledge' Button above. If you have not pledged yet, it will say 'Back this Project'.
- 2) Increase your pledge in the 'Pledge Amount' box by the total of the add-ons you want to add.
- 3) After the end of the Kickstarter campaign you will receive a survey that will ask you questions so that you can explain how you would like the add-on money assigned.
$6000 - The box quality will be improved to chipboard and art wrapped paper.
Risks and challenges
We have successfully created and manufactured 2 games; Cache Me If You Can! The Geocaching Board Game (5/13/2013), Psychological Warfare (11/28/2014) and 2 Expansion packs; Zombie Apocalypse Geocaching (10/31/13) and Superhero Geocaching (1/18/2015). Our manufacturing/distribution network is in place. CATS a sad but necessary cycle of violent predatory behavoir has received extremely positive reviews over the past months when presented at regional game cons.
We have faced the challenges of launching a new product and have a proven track record for bringing new games to market. We are hoping to ship in early winter, but sometimes there are delays with printing/shipping that are beyond our control. We have an excellent reputation for responding to our customers and keeping them informed every step of the way. We will continue to do so through this project.
Kickstarter Launch Date: December 2015
Expected Release Date*: March 2016
*If $6000 stretch goal is reached, production will be moved to overseas and the release date would be pushed to August.