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Cat in the Hat Game

I don’t know if you have heard of it, but I have been reading about the new(ish) Dr. Seuss themed game, Cat in the Hat, I Can Do That. Well, people either love it and their kids can’t stop playing it and it is the best game they have ever played OR they are disappointed because the pieces seem flimsy.  For $20 I was kinda on the fence, thinking that it looked fun and it has won heaps of awards but how many games do we need, you know? Then I looked on Amazon and it is currently 70% off (!) making it only $5.99. I ordered two of them.

It seems like a great game for kids that maybe aren’t ready to sit still for long enough to play a regular board game (Speedy can, Rainbow not so much). Kids draw cards that combine into silly Cat in the Hat themed combinations of activities.

I’ll let you know after Christmas how we like it, but for $6, even if it is only fun for a while or the pieces all fall apart before next Christmas, I still think it will be worth it.

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5 comments… add one

  • Elizabeth January 11, 2009, 10:07 am

    Do you like it? We bought this for our boys for Christmas and it is a riot! Watching my husband play with them is especially entertaining.

  • Remo January 11, 2009, 11:43 am

    We like it! It is fun and all the activities did keep the kids interested.

    The boys are 6 now and it might be getting on the young side for them now. I think they enjoyed playing Blokus more.

    It seems like it’s an ideal game for a 3, 4, or 5 year old who tends to get distracted and can’t sit through a full round of Candy Land.

  • Elizabeth January 12, 2009, 5:32 pm

    You should also check out Snorta! That game is hilarious.

  • RUTH Warobick February 15, 2009, 7:12 pm

    This post put me on to “Sing Your Heart Out” with the Grench game. It is Christmasy & really cute, the grench gets the presents & you sing them down in the sleigh when the right card comees up.
    Everyone wins.

    Got both of them for my 5 year old granddaughter for Christmas & she has had fun with them. They can be played simple enough for her, but can be more complicated for the older kids.

    Amazon was the best price, although this post must have increased demand because the price went up between the time I first looked at it then went back in to buy it several hours later!

  • Remo February 15, 2009, 10:09 pm

    Amazon seems to have these little “micro” sales where they’ll mark something way down for a couple of hours only. I suspect they have a computer program that tells them the expected rate at which people buy an item and the amount it costs to store it in their warehouse. When the cost of storage over time exceeds a certain threshold, or when they are overstocked on an item, they go into fire sale mode until the stock reaches a certain level.

    It’s also a great marketing ploy, as people find the item at the cut rate price, buy it so it goes on the Amazon bestseller list, tell their friends or blog about it, then they jack the price back up, making it appear to be more popular at that price than it really is.

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