Rat Trap

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Article code DNR-881314115945
With a little cunning and luck, can you find the cheese, dodge the traps, and come out on top?
Designer Jens Merkl, Jean-Claude Pellin
Year 2017
Number of Players 3-5
Time 15-30 Minutes
Ages 8+
Mechanics Dice Rolling, Partnerships, Press Your Luck, Variable Player Powers
Theme Animals, Bluffing, Card Game, Deduction, Dice

Players make up a rat-pack of burglars who work together to try to score as much cheese as possible while avoiding both Traps and Cat attacks. But can you really trust your partners in crime?

Rat Trap is a 15 to 25 minutes Family game (8 years old and more) and that may also be played with gamers who want a quick and fun game with a bit of treachery in it. Rat Trap includes: Basic rules and Advanced rules (more dice for more complicated choices + role cards that give you special abilities during the game). It also includes a Two Players variant.

Mechanism and originality: Decks of cards are placed face down on the table. They represent locations that the rats will try to search (by drawing from them during the round). You will try to find cheese in these decks but you must also avoid the traps they contain.

When its your turn, you must roll 2 dice (4 dice in advanced rules). The dice represent the actions available for this turn (draw cards, steal cards, send the Cat to eliminate the competition, heal yourself). Unfortunately, you may not use the dice you roll!

You must choose one or two partners to whom you will give the dice. They will decide which action they keep for themselves and which action they will give back to you. So, discuss and choose your partners carefully!


4 Special Dice
36 Cards
30 Tokens
A cardboard figure