Feed the Kitty is as simple as a cat's life. Mice are on the menu, and as they move from place to place, it's anyone's guess who will end up hungry and who will have a full belly. Will you be caught catnapping or will you pounce into the lead?

The answer is all in the roll of the dice!


Components

  • 2 dice
  • 20 wooden mice
  • Kitty's bowl
  • Instructions

Object of the Game

Be the last player left in the game with mice.


Setup

Distribute the wood mice to all players as follows:

  • 2 players - 8 mice
  • 3 players - 6 mice
  • 4 players - 5 mice
  • 5 players - 4 mice

Put any leftover mice in Kitty's bowl and place it in the center of the playing area.


Game Play

The person with the shortest pinky goes first and play continues to the left. On your turn, roll both dice and do the following, depending on what you roll:

Put one mouse in Kitty's bowl.

Pass one mouse to the player on 1 your left.

Take one mouse from Kitty's bowl.

Do nothing.


Sample Turns

  • If you roll & , put one mouse in Kitty's bowl.

  • If you roll & give one mouse to the player on your left and take one mouse from Kitty's bowl.

  • If you roll & , you're safe for this turn. Simply pass both dice to the left.

Note: As any cat would tell you, you can't "owe" food. So if you only have one mouse remaining and roll & or & , just give that mouse to the player on your left. If you roll & and you only have one mouse, put it into the bowl.


No Mice, No Dice

If you run out of mice, you can't roll the dice. But this doesn't mean that you are out of the game. If the player to your right passes you a mouse, you start rolling again.



End of the Game

The winner is the last player left with mice after all other players have run out.



Variation

For a longer game, set a number of rounds before playing (suggested three or five).

Winner of each round marks down the number of mice left in hand on a piece of paper. Player with greatest total after the last round wins.


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