The Isle of Cats (Board Game)

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The Isle of Cats is a competitive, medium-weight, card-drafting, polyomino cat-placement board game for 1-4 players (6 with expansions).

You are citizens of Squalls End on a rescue mission to The Isle of Cats and must rescue as many cats as possible before the evil Lord Vesh arrives. Each cat is represented by a unique tile and belongs to a family, you must find a way to make them all fit on your boat while keeping families together.

You will also need to manage resources as you:

  • Explore the island (by drafting cards)
  • Rescue cats
  • Find treasures
  • Befriend Oshax
  • Study ancient lessons

Each lesson you collect will give you another personal way of scoring points, and there are 38 unique lessons available.

Complete lessons, fill your boat, and keep cat families together to score points, the winner will be the player with the most points after five rounds.

—description from the designer

Product Details

Boards & Dice
27 Aug 2020
Game Mechanic
Year Published
# of Players
1 - 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players, Recommended with 1 - 4 players
Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
60 - 90 minutes
Game Designer
Frank West
Game Artist
  • Dragolisco
  • Frank West
User Suggested Ages
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
  • 2019 Board Game Quest Awards Best Game from a Small Publisher Nominee
  • 2019 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork & Presentation Nominee
  • 2019 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
  • 2019 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
Expansion Sets
  • The Isle of Cats: Kickstarter Pack
  • The Isle of Cats: Late Arrivals
Supply Source
South Africa