Cat-Themed Games to Celebrate “National Hug Your Cat Day”

Cat-Themed Games to Celebrate “National Hug Your Cat Day”

A couple weekends ago, we decided to take Tink to the local farmer’s market. Amidst the “Oh, how adorable” comments were many others about how small she was as well as questions about what breed she is. The comical part is how many times we heard people say they thought we were walking a cat.

Cats really aren’t our thing though. Madison is allergic (whew) so when days like “National Hug Your Cat Day” roll around, we limit our feline interaction to games centered around the colorful creatures. A couple years ago we saw a rising trend in cat-themed games and featured Cat Tower, Here Kitty Kitty, Kitty Paw and Tem-Purr-A. These games are a purrfect addition to our game collection and great for celebrating National Hug Your Cat Day (June 4th) or National Cat Day (October 29th) in a way that doesn’t have anyone sneezing! Since that time, we’ve discovered several new cat-themed games along with reminders of a few older titles. Check these out and you’re sure to find some that will have you feline fine!

8 out of 10 Cats
Action Cats Card Game
Battle Kittens
Box O’Cats
Cantankerous Cats (Read our Cantankerous Cats overview)
Cat & Co. Meow Meow
Cat & Mouse
Cat Box
Cat Chaos Card Game

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Cat Crimes puzzle game (Read our Cat Crimes Overview)
Cat in the Hat
Cat Lady (Read our Cat Lady overview)
Cat Stax
Cat Tower
Cats and Nines

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Checkpoint Charlie (Read our Checkpoint Charlie overview)
Cobra Paw (Read our Cobra Paw overview)
Cool Cats and Asshats Adult Party Game
Exploding Kittens
Feed the Kitty
Felicity The Cat in the Sack
Herding Cats
Here, Kitty, Kitty!

Hot Tin Roof (Read our Hot Tin Roof overview)
Kibble Scuffle (Read our Kibble Scuffle overview)
Kitten Caboodle
Kitten Klash
Kittens in a Blender
Kitty Bitty
Kitty Paw
Kitty Quest
Meow Card Game

If Sherlock was a cat, would he still solve crimes? Purrrlock Holmes game by IDW Games is a cooperative deduction game based on the famous detective. -

Purrrlock Holmes (Read our Purrrlock Holmes overview)
Rat-a-Tat Cat
ROAR: King of the Pride
Sentai Cats
Sequence Cats
Simon’s Cat (Read our Simon’s Cat overview)
Slap Cat
Sparkle Kitty
Spite and Malice (Read our Spite & Malice overview)
Super Cats (Read our Super Cats overview)
Super Kitty Bug Slap
The Cat Game
The Cat’s Pajamas
The Crazy Cat Lady Game
The Great Cheese Chase
Wiggle Waggle Whiskers
You Gotta Be Kitten Me!

Despite the common cat-theme, the games are quite diverse. Some are roll and move games for younger kids, others are more strategic or even may be party games for adults. You’ll find a variety of card, dice and board game. The choices run the gamut so find one that looks appealing and give it a shot! None of these games will scratch you when you try to hug it either!

Do you hug your cat on National Hug Your Cat Day?

Nicole Brady

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Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

35 comments on «Cat-Themed Games to Celebrate “National Hug Your Cat Day”»

  1. wendy says:

    These are all so cute! I have to get one of them (or a couple) for my cat-loving daughter. How fun!

    1. Donna L Holder says:

      these are so precious

  2. Marcie W. says:

    My sister is a huge cat lover and really enjoys playing board games with my nephews. I can not wait to share these titles with her!

  3. I am a cat person. I hug my cat every day and he doesn’t scratch when you hug or snuggle, I’ve never had a cat that did. Some of those titles sound cute.

  4. Tami says:

    Oh, how I love my cat. The Cat Crimes game seems the most interesting to me. Let’s play!

  5. Nicole H says:

    Love these! We are big cat fanatics here (despite all of us being allergic! Thank goodness for allergy meds and immunotherapy). We already have Cat Crimes, both the NSFW version and the regular version of Exploding Kittens, and Feed the Kitty. I want to add in Cobra Paw and Purrlock Holmes soon.

  6. Sue E says:

    I did not know about all these cat or kitten holidays, but I’m not surprised! There seems to be a holiday for every thing! I can’t keep up! I don’t need a holiday or a reminder to love, hug or treat my cat good – I do that everyday!

  7. brody says:

    i love seeing animals on games!

  8. Karen Propes says:

    Wow, I didn’t know there were that many cat games, I started looking at some of these and love the 8 out of 10 Cats board game. It looks exciting. Love some others too. So many, I have to look at each one so I can get some to add to our collection.

  9. Crystal Abel says:

    Wow! I didn’t know there were that many games about cats. That is amazing! So many to look into. Thanks!

  10. Margaret S Porter says:

    They all look fun! I think we would try Cat Tower first

  11. Donna L Holder says:

    great games. they really look fun and educational

  12. Marla Jones says:

    That’s funny, hug your cat day

  13. Hillora Lang says:

    I am so totally a cat person! As many as 40 in my colony – all spayed/neutered!

  14. Sue E says:

    We hug our cat everyday! As a matter of fact, if she doesn’t get hugged the way she likes, she will nudge us and bug us until we do! I asked my husband if he knew of a National Hug Your Cat Day. He said that he didn’t and neither did two of my daughters, who are huge cat lovers and have a couple each.
    I did like a few of the cat games, like
    Felicity The Cat in The Sack
    CoolCats & AssHats – (Adult Drinking Card Game for Parties)
    Roar: King of the Pride strategic board game
    Thank you for sharing!

  15. Cassandra D says:

    I would like to play Here, Kitty, Kitty!

  16. Sue E says:

    When I saw the name of the game Kittens in a Blender, I thought the people who created this game are twisted. I can’t believe you actually want to put these adorable kittens in a blender! Appliances are dangerous! Especially a blender! We have to save them.
    Otherwise, what would my Kitty think of me!
    I have to go find her now and hug her!! MEOW

  17. Maggie says:

    Cat Crimes reminds me of The Aristocats for some reason. How cute!

  18. Becca M says:

    I collect cat-related games, and this list is even bigger than I expected! Looking forward to collecting more.

  19. Frankie Pinnix says:

    My whole family loves cats! I think we’d enjoy any of these games!

  20. Frankie Pinnix says:

    I am/have always been a cat person! But, I had no idea about these holidays and adorable games! Yippee!

  21. Carly H. says:

    Wow! That’s a huge list!! There need to be more dog games, to keep up!

  22. Vickie Gallo says:

    So many to pick from!

  23. Debra Branigan says:

    I am a cat person, so several of the games here would be fun for me to play. Thank you for the thematic overview.

  24. Mia E. says:

    My granddaughter and I enjoy playing the Cat Crimes. It is super fun especially since we both love cats.

  25. Lily Kwan says:

    These cat-themed games sound very fun. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Sue E says:

    I know I hugged her on that day, because we hug her every day!!

  27. Joaquim Semeano says:

    I love this games!

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