The rescue begins

The Isle of Cats
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1 – 4 players  |  60 – 90 minutes

Play the role of a citizen of Squall’s End on a rescue mission to The Isle of Cats and rescue as many cats as possible before the evil Lord Vesh arrives.

How to play

Learn how to play The Isle of Cats by watching a video or download the rulebook for the game here.

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Find answers to frequently asked questions and get clarifications on how specific cards work here.

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The Isle of Cats is a competitive card-drafting, polyomino cat-placement board game for 1 – 4 players (6 with the Late Arrivals expansion).

Family mode

The game also includes an easy to play 30 minute family mode for children and those looking for a simpler way to play.

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  • Brent Terrett

    26th April 2023 at 12:16 pm

    Good Evening
    I am seeking assistance to replace a Red Cat piece for the Isle of Cats game
    I am looking to purchase the Red “T” Shaped red piece as our one is damaged and unplaceable on the board

    Are you able to let me know if you can replace this piece and how much that piece is with shipping to Australia



  • Carl Simmons

    9th July 2023 at 9:10 pm

    In the process of packing up my games, I have lost all of the player game boards for the Isle of Cats and expansion. How can I order a new set of player game boards?




    • Frank West

      10th July 2023 at 10:11 am

      Hi Carl, I’m sorry to hear that. Unfortunately I’m unable to sell the boat boards from the base game and Late Arrivals expansions individually. Perhaps the best option would be to get a copy of the Boat Pack, this contains 6 boats and while different, would be the most cost efficient way of getting a full set of 6 boats while maybe adding to the experience.


  • Alayna

    27th September 2023 at 2:36 pm

    Hello! I love your games! I have the isle of cats board game and Explore & Draw. If I could make a suggestion it would be make an expansion pack with more boats for the Explore and Draw game! There are 6 boats in the game and it would be nice to see the boats from the board game expansion pack for the explore and draw! Thank you!


    • Frank West

      27th September 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Hi Alayna, I’m really glad to hear you’ve been enjoying my games! I will keep this feedback in mind for the future, thank you!


  • Linda

    3rd December 2023 at 1:59 pm


    I have just purchased the Kittens & Beasts game, however, it is not immediately apparent that you need the standard game as well. Luckily I have it. I realise it is on the base, but at first glance you don’t see it. Would it be possible to make it clearer on the box front for anyone who does not ?


    • Frank West

      8th December 2023 at 10:15 am

      Hi Linda, I am sorry to hear this. I do try to ensure all expansions are clearly marked across the website, webstore, and by highlighting it at the top of the back of the box, but I understand that can be missed and will see if there is anything that can be done in the future to help with this.

      Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback!


  • Elizabeth Nguyen

    28th December 2023 at 6:23 pm

    Hello! I am looking for a replacement box unfortunately the copy I received the is bubbled. Would this be possible?


  • Brittny

    4th January 2024 at 5:05 pm

    First, i absolutely love your game!! I play it all the time, alone and with friends. I just received the boat expansion for Christmas. I’m super excited to play with all of the different shapes boats!! Unfortunately, I believe that my little boat room reverence cards were misprinted. The family side of the reference cards are all different and correspond to matching boats. However, the normal play side (with the red cat indicator) all show the same boat (with a Grey dolphin pod) that do not match any of the boats in my box. Is there any way to get replacement reverence cards?


    • Frank West

      11th January 2024 at 10:30 am

      Hi Brittny, I’m glad to hear you’ve been enjoying the game and I hope you had a good Christmas!

      I’m sorry to hear the reference cards have caused some confusion, but I can confirm you have received the correct cards.

      The family and the regular game boats are identical, with the exception of the animal in the corner. For each reference card, it can be used for both the family and regular modes, in the regular mode you will simply have to ignore the decorative artwork of the animal around the boat.

      The other side of the reference cards which contain the dolphin, match the original boats that came with The Isle of Cats, for those choosing to use the original boards but wishing to use a reference card.

      I hope this helps.


  • Melissa

    11th February 2024 at 3:11 am

    Hi, we had some pieces take some water damage unfortunately, and they were from the kickstarter pack. It was two boats and maybe a dozen of the cat tiles, is there any way to take a picture to show you which ones were damaged? I would be willing to pay to replace them.


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