Cat & Mouse
Welcome back to an old friend, and one of the first Smart Games invented over 20 years ago. Our five children grew up playing Cat and Mouse. It was a perennial favorite at homeschool conferences when that used to be a thing. So we were excited to bring this award-winning logic-based maze puzzle back into production, exclusively for Timberdoodle.
Build a Path with Maze Tiles
In Cat and Mouse, your child will choose a challenge and then make the right connections to build a path by arranging the sturdy plastic maze tiles to connect the images shown in the booklet. Cat and Mouse is different from most other Smart Games because the challenges have more than one solution, perfect for developing divergent thinking. Each challenge increases in difficulty with the more difficult challenges introducing your student to variable logic.
Forty-eight Multi-Level Challenges
There are 48 challenges with over 1,000 solutions ranging from easy to difficult. Everything stores inside the 7-1/2" game board for easy travel. Cat and Mouse develops logical thinking skills, strategic planning, and visual/spatial perception.
Spiral-bound booklet with forty-eight multi-level challenges and solutions
Nine sturdy plastic tiles
Publisher: Smart Games
Made In: China
Time to Play: 5-20 minutes
Awards and Endorsements:
Best Puzzle Runner-Up 2009 Games Magazine
Speelgoed van het Jaar 2002 België
Dr Toy’s Best Vacation Product 2000
Parent’s Choice Recommended Award
ITSA Best Game Award 2008
Educational Toy Star Award
The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
Timberdoodle 2011 Award Winner
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Can't wait to try this out. We are adding this to our kindergarten curriculum as my son loved the farm one! Can't wait to take it out this fall.
My 5 year old enjoys this and I've even tried some of the more difficult challenges. He also likes a similar puzzle style game called rush hour. If your kid enjoys that they will also likely enjoy this!
Although he needs a little help, my 5 year old loves finding the paths for the animals. I love that there is more than one solution for each puzzle, keeps it just challenging enough without getting frustrating.
As an adult I found this challenging. Maybe I need some more work with brain puzzlers! lol But, it was way over the head of my 4 year old and quite challenging for my 6 year old. We have only played it once though so they may catch the hang of it with more time.
I liked it because it was like a brain building game and it has many levels, and there are different ways to complete each level. I've spent a lot of time figuring out the levels.