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Cats Play Politics

A game of Secrets, Sabotage and Cats

Cats Play Politics is a card game for 2-4 players with a playtime of about 20 minutes. Its humorous art style and simple rules make it a fun game for all ages.

In this game you draw cards with a variety of abilities. For some of these abilities, you have to optimize the cards you have in Hand, while for others, you optimize your cards in Play. The trouble comes when you and your opponents try to sabotage each other's plans.



Shuffle the deck and deal each player 4 cards. Choose a starting player, a direction of play, and begin the game.


You MUST do one of the following actions:

◦ Play a card (Place it face up in front of you.)

◦ Discard a card (Put it face up in a pile called the Discard beside the deck.)

You may do either action with any card that is in your hand. To end your turn, resolve any activated abilities of cards and Draw a card.


The game ends when the last card of the deck is drawn. Players reveal all cards in their hands and count up their Victory Paws from those cards and their cards in Play. The player(s) with the most Victory Paws claims the victory for his/her cat nation.


In Hand:

This ability is only active as long as this card is in your Hand.

When Discarded:

This ability is only activated by taking the Discard action on your turn.

In Play:

This ability is only active as long as this card is in Play in front of you.

When Played:

Much like When Discarded, this ability is only activated by taking the Play action on your turn.

These are the rules as they are printed on the tin. A more detailed rule set can be found in the PDF attached to this page or at

Cats Play Politics was generously funded on Kickstarter.

For more information on Cats Play Politcs, visit


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Why buy this?

  • Cool cats doing cool things
  • A portable game that is easy to learn and quick to play
  • Scale-able play level (from casual beginner to master)




Average Rating 1 reviews
Publish Date December 06, 2019
Edition Original Mint Tin
Department Card Games
Genre Humor
Theme Animals
Setting Modern / Present
Audience Party
Primary Mechanic Drawing
If You Like Coup
More Info Cats Play Politics web site

Defiant Badger Entertainment

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  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains a premium upgrade where the printed components will be embossed with a linen texture.


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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork


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