OBJECT OF A GAME OF CAT AND MOUTH: The objective of A Game of Cat and Mouth is to have all the balls of one color on your opponent’s side of the game board all at the same time.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 Players
MATERIALS: Game board, 16 playing balls, 2 magnetic flickers, 6 wall bumpers, and instructions
TYPE OF GAME: Party Board Game
OVERVIEW OF A GAME OF CAT AND MOUTH
A Game of Cat and Mouth is a wonderful, exciting, new spin-off of Pinball. Players attempt to get all the balls of one color onto their opponent’s side of the board using magnetic paddles to throw the balls through the cat’s mouth. There are no turns, so speed is important. Flick those balls as fast as you can!
To begin setup, slot the legs into the board, and then place the six bumpers around the board, creating the playing area. Place the Black Nose Ball and the three White Teeth Balls into their designated place in the Cat Head. Put four yellow balls on both sides of the board.
Attach a paddle to each side on the pawprint. Both counters should then be set to zero, and the game is ready to begin!
Remember, there are no turns, so each player must make moves as fast as they can. Quickly pick up any balls and flick one at a time, by placing it in your flicker, pulling back, and releasing, attempting to make it land on your opponent’s side. If a ball goes out of bounds, off the board, shout “PAWS!” and both players will pause while the ball is being retrieved. The ball is placed on the same side that it exited from.
The game will come to an end when one player has the Black Nose Ball, all three White Teeth Balls, or all eight yellow balls on their side. This player is the loser!
END OF GAME
There are three ways in which you may win the game. The first way is to knock the Black nose Ball through onto your opponent’s side. The second way is for all White Teeth Balls to be on your opponent’s side at the same time. Finally, the last way to win the game is to get all eight yellow balls on your opponent’s side at the same time.
The game will come to an end if any of these conditions are met. The winner is declared, the board may be reset, and a new game may begin.