In this fast-paced card game, your goal is to collect cards so that you’ll have the lowest possible point value. That means getting rid of the high cards (rats) and going for the low cards (cats). When you think you’ve got the lowest score, you call out “Rat-a-Tat Cat!”
This quick game builds your child’s memory skills and number sense, plus you can play a whole game in about 10 minutes, which is great for an extra dose of connection with your child before bedtime.
Because this game works so well with a wide range of ages, it’s fun for the whole family, from young kids to tweens to parents and grandparents, too. It’s the perfect mix of silly, challenging, and fun!
Note: The manufacturer says this is for ages 6 and up, but according to several other families (including mine!) most 5-year-olds are ready for this game.
From the Manufacturer
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 your child plays Rat-a-Tat Cat, they develop a sense of timing and an understanding of basic 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.