Cats have very different personalities: Some adorable and sweet, and some...not so much. Players try to grab the best cats, sometimes using a dog to chase away unwanted cats, but too many dogs are bad as they may just chase each other! With their mice, the players attempt to grab the famous Felicity: The Cat In The Sack. In the sack, there are both good and bad cats. Each player can also put a dog or rabbit into the sack instead of a cat, allowing players to bluff one another. At the end of the game, all good cats and mice count as positive points, but bad cats count against you! This is a clever auction game with many interesting decisions.
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An excellent filler-style auction game. I like how you have some information, but not all the information about what you are bidding on. It has much more strategy than you may initially suspect, and plays in a short amount of time. I love those moments where you are struggling to figure out whether your opponent is bidding you up just to force you to pay more, or whether they played some high point card.I love everything about this game. There are moments where you will bid up other players just to get a bigger benefit from passing and they will all drop out and force you to pay up. Then there are moments where you know that last card you played is going to hurt whoever wins the auction, but you hang in just to bluff them out of some big money. Sometimes it can seem totally arbitrary what card to play in a round, but with more experience you start to get some strategies (holding back your high point cards until you can afford to pay for them.)
Imagine plaing Geschenkt / No Thanks without knowing the exact value of the card you are bidding on. Filou is this game. Definitely not for me.
--Jan2008-- Intriguing trick-bidding game; I'm still not at all sure about the strategy. It's worth another few games, at least.--Jan2017-- Sold. Don't expect to notice its absence.
Exquisite psychological brinksmanship, with a very high level of uncertainty. I tend not to like auction games, but this one is the cat's meow!My only complaint with the game is the mice, i.e, the bidding chips. They don't resemble mice at all. They're chips. I would have been quite happy if the rules had said, "To bid, place a chip in front of you." But to call them "mice" is a thematic stretch that would even shock Dr. Knizia.
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