Rat-a-Tat Cat (1995)

Average Rating: 6.21/10
Board Game Rank: 1929
Children's Game Rank: 97
Family Game Rank: 610
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Year Published
1995
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 players
(25 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
6 and up
Playing Time
10 minutes
User Suggested Ages
5 and up
(24 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Rat-a-Tat Cat
Alternate Names
Beaver gang
Bebru brigāde
Bebrų gauja
Beverbende
Biberbande
Bobří banda
Cтая бобров
Gang de Castors
Koprabande
ΚΑΣΤΟΡΕΣ & ΠΟΝΤΙΚΙΑ
Κάστορες και ποντίκια
Кот-за-Хвост Цап! Делюкс
חתחתול
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Get rid of the rats and go for the cats! In Rat-a-Tat Cat, less is always better, and you want to go out with the lowest score. Can you remember the numbers on the other players' cards? Can you keep a poker face, but notice when another player looks pleased? Sharpen your memory and your timing, and have fun with the cool cats and bad rats of Rat-a-Tat Cat. This is the Gamewright version.

1996 Mensa Select

Republished 2002 by Amigo as Biberbande:

Biberbande is a card game for Ages 6 and up, the object of which is to improve your initial unknown 4-card hand so that you have a lower sum of cards than the other players. There are 66 cards in the deck, which consists of ranks 0-9 (four of ranks 0-8 and nine 9's) and 3 different types of action cards (9 "Exchange", 7 "Spy", and 5 "2 X draw"). Four cards are dealt face down to each player so that no player knows the values of her cards. The four cards are then arranged in a row and each player may briefly look at her outer two cards. A player's turn consists of drawing a card from the top of the draw pile or discard pile. If the player drew from the draw pile, there are several possible actions: If it is a number card, she may replace one of her face down cards with it (placing it face down) or she may simply discard it. If it is an action card, she may carry out the action or ignore the action. If a player draws the top card of the discard pile, she must replace one of her face down cards with it (placed face down). A player may knock at the end of her turn meaning that each other player has one more turn before the round is over. When the round ends, players turn over their cards and add up their values. The player with the lowest total value wins. Generally the game is played with as many rounds as there are players. Player interaction comes in the form of the action cards. The 'Exchange' card allows a player to exchange one of his cards with one of his opponents. The 'Spy' card allows a player to look at one of his own cards. Finally the "2X look" card allows a player to look at the top card of the draw pile, then keep it or throw it away. If she throws it away, she must use the next card in the draw pile.

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Although the rules are the same, Biberbande comes with 66 cards and a pad. Rat a tat Cat comes with just 54 cards.

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Rat-a-Tat Cat
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Copag Brazilian Second Edition
Publisher: Copag - Cia. Paulista de Artes Gráficas
Artist: Roni Shepherd
Year: 2011
Product Code: 027D00100000000
Size: 5.71 x 3.70 x 0.79 inches
0.21 pounds
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Dutch/French edition
Publisher: AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH, Asmodee
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Year: 2010
Size: 5.91 x 4.33 x 0.79 inches
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Publisher: Kaissa Chess & Games
Artist: Björn Pertoft
Year: 2010
Product Code: KA110673
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999 games Dutch Edition
Publisher: 999 Games
Artist: Björn Pertoft, Markus Wagner
Year: 2009
Product Code: 999-BEV01
Size: 2-deck card box (e.g. Coloretto)
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Release Date: Apr 2009
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Publisher: Gigamic
Artist: Björn Pertoft, Markus Wagner
Year: 2009
Size: 5.71 x 4.21 x 0.79 inches
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Czech rules for rat-a-tat cat
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13 Unofficial Russian Rules
Rulebook. Russian language translation. Неофициальная русская версия правил настольной игры "Бобровая братва". Перевод, верстка и компиляция sNOwBODY.org.ua специально для магазина настольных игр DesktopGames.com.ua
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5 Quick Start - Rat-a-Tat Cat
Summary of the rules to refresh your memory and get you and your game group up and playing faster
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5 RatatatCat Greek rules
Greek rules based on GAMEWRIGHT edition oi ellinikes odigies vasismenes stin ekdosi tis GAMEWRIGHT
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22 Rat-a-Tat Cat Rules.pdf
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1929
Children's Game Rank: 97
Family Game Rank: 610
Num Ratings: 1691
Average Rating: 6.21
Standard Deviation: 1.37
Num Views: 84274
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.1
Fans: 17
Personal Comments: 621
Users Owning: 2718
Users Wanting: 13
Users Trading: 124 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 6
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Total Plays: 9935
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