A Great Game to Bring with You Anywhere!

This game is the kind of game to bring on trips or to a friend's house to play after dinner. It's a card based game that allows for good strategy, has a fun theme, and allows for you and your friends to play multiple times in a night.

Scratch The Deck

One mechanic that I think is both simple and brilliant is how you start the game with 9 cards face down and leave them there until the end of the game. Those are your 9 lives. Already I like it. In the beginning stages of the game you're just using the community deck of cards to try and get some advantages that pay off in the last bit of the game. When the community deck runs out, that's when you need to fight with your 9 lives!

It seems to play like a combination of traditional trick taking games and Uno. You're trying to play higher cards than opponents each round but also get rid of your cards first. You'll need to work to gain advantages that lead you to victory with your last 9 lives! Scratch your itch for the game for only $6 with a Print and Play or experience the full quality game for just $11. Check it out before the campaign ends on May 13th 2019.

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About the Game

Each player is dealt 4 cards face up and 9 cards face down. The 4 cards face up are to be kept in hand and the 9 cards face down cannot be seen or used until the end of the game when there is no more deck cards to draw from (9 Lives End Game).

Scratch The Deck

Each turn players must lay a card of equal or higher value than the player before, for example: on top of a 4, you can lay a 4 or higher.

As long as there are cards left in the deck, players must keep a minimum of 4 cards in hand at all times, so, if you lay 2 cards, you pick up 2, if you lay 1 card, you pick up 1.

If you have multiples of the same number you can lay them at the same time.

If you lay 4 or more of the same number, you can Scratch the Deck (discard the pile and lay a new start card).

Scratch The Deck

Super Power Cat Cards (Can be placed on any card, almost):

1 = Can be laid on any card and is the lowest value card in the game

3 = Can be placed under the pile (Hide Card)

6 = Can be laid on any card, the next player must play a double (2 or more cards of the same value) or Alpha (11 or 12) card next

9 = Can be laid on any card, the next player must lay lower than a 9

10 = Can be laid on any card, the card pile is discarded and a new start card is laid (Scratch the Deck)

? = Wild Cat Card can be any card the player wants it to be

Scratch The Deck

Good Cat Bad Cat

Every time you place a card of the same value of the player before, for example: you lay a 5 on top of a 5, you pick a card up from the 'Good Cat Bad Cat' deck. Good Cat Cards offer advantages to players that can be helpful to the player (especially during the 9 lives end game) and Bad Cat Cards make the game harder for the player.

Scratch The Deck

The 9 Lives End Game

When there are no more cards to pick up from the deck, and you have no more cards left in hand, you must play the 9 face down cards 1 at a time, this is where Good Cat Cards can come in very helpful, starting the 9 Lives End Game before other players will put you at an advantage too.

More on Kickstarter

See more about the game on the Kickstarter page! Check it out before it ends on May 13th, 2019!

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A photo of Trent EllingsenTrent Ellingsen

Trent Ellingsen is a board game enthusiast. He has played Magic: the Gathering for about 7 years but more recently was shown the much larger world of board games. His passion for Magic: the Gathering led him to create 5 Color Combo and through a series of events he created an MTG companion app, partnered to make custom gaming playmats, designed and published 3 board games, and is now focused on Board Game Atlas.