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The Isle of Cats 2019 (Board game)

The Isle of Cats 2019 (Board game)

Rescue as many island cats as you can before Lord Vesh comes to destroy their home.

A competitive card-drafting, polyomino cat-placement board game for 1 – 4 players (6 with Late Arrivals expansion).

You are citizens of Squall’s End on a rescue mission to The Isle of Cats and must rescue as many cats as possible before the evil Lord Vesh arrives.

Players: 1 – 4 (6 with Late Arrivals expansion)

Ages: 8+

Playing time: 1 – 1.5 hours

Family mode: 30 – 60 minutes

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 need to manage resources as you draft cards to explore the island, rescue cats, find treasures, befriend Oshax and read ancient lessons. Each lesson you collect will give you another personal way of scoring points, in addition to filling your boat and keeping cat families together!


2020 Board Game Quest Awards Best Family Game Nominee

2019 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee

2019 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee

2019 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork & Presentation Nominee

2019 Board Game Quest Awards Best Game from a Small Publisher Nominee


January 19, 2022
How to pre-order The Isle of Cats new expansions, accessories, and Explore & Draw
July 30, 2021
Late pledges are now open!
July 9, 2021
Best welcoming game of 2020!
June 8, 2021
The mid-campaign turnaround!
June 1, 2021
The Isle of Cats enters the top 100 games of all time on BoardGameGeek!
May 25, 2021
The Isle of Cats: Don't forget the Kittens! is now live on Kickstarter!
May 12, 2021
Announcing The Isle of Cats: Explore & Draw
May 11, 2021
Let's dive into the Event module!
May 9, 2021
Let's dive into the Beast module!
May 6, 2021
Let's dive into the Kitten module!

Further Resources


How to Play with ASL and subtitles


August 3, 2020

The Isle of Cats

The City of Games


The Isle of Cats Review - with Tom Vasel


February 5, 2020


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