Meow, it’s time for another board game blog! Today we’re going to have a look at Cat Tower by Aza Chen and IDW Games.
In Cat Tower you are trying to be the first person to get rid of all the cat cards in your hand. Each player starts with seven cards. On your turn you will roll the die.
Depending on what you roll you will then take one of the cat cards from your hand and add it to the tower.
Sounds simple right? Wrong! This is a dexterity game. You must be very careful how you stack your cat.
With the added challenge of the die roll you may have to do things like place cats upside down, add catty fatty cards, and more.
The game does give a slight advantage to younger players as they will always be able to go first.
Since everyone is playing cards into the same tower it can become precarious very quickly (think reverse Jenga). If you topple the tower you must take cards back to your hand and start a new tower.
There is even a variant game where players attempt to build their own tower the fastest while playing at the same time. Then you must put the big wooden die on top with the fish side up (because happy cats love fish).
What really shines in this game is the supremely cute cat cards. Designer Aza Chen is also the artist on the game and it oozes adorableness.
It plays 2-5 players and retails at $19.99. I give it 7 Fish loving felines out of 7.
Until next time, keep playing games, and don’t topple the tower!
-Trevor L. Cooper is an avid board gamer. When he is not gaming he can be found at Zia Comics, home of all things awesome.
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