Thursday, 20 December 2012

Cat and Mouse - not just a game, more a way of life

This is a great game. As you can see, it is called Cat and Mouse. In it you play a cat* and the object of the game is to pounce on all the mouses (so you can nom them) before they get away. The mouses can also fall down holes (in which case they cannot get away so you can nom them later) but cats are too big to fall down the holes.

In the picture a cat is playing against a manny's hand, and the cat is considering his next move carefully. Does he want to pounce on the black mouse, or chase after the manny's hand's yellow mouse, or lie in wait for the white mouse, or have a sleep instead? So many decisions make for a deep and tactical game, which makes it lots of fun for cats.

* If you are a manny reading this then you may have to play a mouse instead.

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