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The Isle of Cats

4th June 2019 20

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

Rescue as many cats as you can and place them safely on your boat before Vesh arrives and you have to retreat!

You can follow the updates here, and find The Isle of Cats on BoardGameGeek here.

On Kickstarter June 25th.

Frank West

Frank West is a gamer and designer based in Bristol, UK. He published his first board game, The City of Kings, in 2018 and now works on other games and organising events in the local area. His goal? To design and publish games focusing on immersive themes, fun mechanics and beautiful components. If you have any questions or would just like a chat, feel free to get in touch at any time!


  • Roxan Lesieur

    17th March 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Hi! Is The Isle of Cats will be release in french? If yes, when?

    Thank you


    • Frank West

      18th March 2020 at 5:12 pm

      Hi Roxan,
      A French version of the game is currently being made by Lucky Duck games but I don’t currently have a release date from them.
      I will put out some details when I have them!


  • Corinna

    7th April 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Love the game, but packing and storing it is such a mess.
    Are there any plans for an insert by Tower Rex, Folded Space, Dice Troyers or similar?


    • Frank West

      7th April 2020 at 3:10 pm

      Hi Corinna, I’m glad to hear you are enjoying the game.

      Currently there aren’t any plans for an insert but you could see the recommend method for packing the game away here:


      Following this an insert shouldn’t be needed.


  • Jacey Baxter

    31st May 2020 at 2:30 am

    Ok one of my cats did not make it. My dog chewed it up. Can you buy a replacement.


  • Ryan B

    22nd January 2021 at 12:20 am

    I see Isle of Cats is out of stock. When is the next reprint and availability for purchase?


    • Frank West

      22nd January 2021 at 6:43 pm

      Hi Ryan,

      Unfortunately right now we are having some delays due to the global shipping issues, and it’s making it very hard to predict when the game will be available again. Here’s everything I know so far:

      US – The shipment was meant to arrive on December 28th, it then got pushed back 3 times and is currently estimated for January 28th. I am hopeful it will arrive shortly, but given the 3 delays from the ship already, I cannot be confident.

      UK/EU – The shipments finally arrived this week and are now being processed.

      With both locations, it takes about 2 weeks to get the games to stores once they have arrived with us, so the UK/EU should see them soon and the US will get them as soon as the ship turns up.

      I apologise I can’t be more specific.

      – Frank


  • Isidoro

    6th February 2021 at 5:18 pm

    Overall I was impressed with The Isle of Cats. It has some really nice production values, a highly accessible ruleset, and some solid replay value. The game is full of interesting decisions to make throughout as players will need to decide not only which cards to draft, but how best to budget their fish each round. While the mechanics in The Isle of Cats aren t wholly unique, they all mesh together nicely in an excellent light-medium weight euro game.


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  • Manon Mendez

    3rd July 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Will there be a late pledge manager?


    • Frank West

      5th July 2021 at 12:59 pm

      Hi Manon,

      There will be, yes. It will go live in a couple of weeks!


  • Samantha Lytle

    21st January 2022 at 3:22 am

    Just opened my new copy of late arrivals and the purple cat’s tail was broken. 😭


  • Sean Frazier

    9th March 2022 at 7:20 am

    So I backed the last Kickstarter ordered bag o fish didn’t get it did you guys get my request to send my my missing fish pack


    • Frank West

      9th March 2022 at 12:17 pm

      Hi Sean, I can see a request under your name that was submitted on 3/2/2022 @ 18:42, an email with the subject line “The City of Games – Replacement parts form” was sent to you on 3/2/2022 @ 18:58. If you can’t find the email, you are welcome to email me using the contact page https://thecityofkings.com/support/ Thanks!


      • Sean

        9th March 2022 at 9:47 pm

        Dear, Mr West,
        Thanks, for confirming you got my request. I have yet to receive anything back as to the status of that, on if something is being shipped to me or not thanks again.


        • Frank West

          10th March 2022 at 10:56 am

          Hi Sean, I am sorry if you can not find the email. I personally write these and send them out and can see it was sent on the timestamp provided to the provided email. I can’t provide any additional information in a public space. If you cannot find the email I have sent you, please do feel free to email via the details on https://thecityofkings.com/support/ and I’ll be happy to help you.


  • Jacqui Kikuchi

    10th December 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Can you describe all of the additions. We have the Kittens and Beast and the Big box that comes with the wooden inserts and sleeves for the cards, and late arrivals. What are the other additions?


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