The subject of cat games can vary depending on what you’re looking for – puzzle toys for cats, cat games for girls, interactive games for cats and more. This page puts all of that great cat stuff together in one place.
Puzzle Toys for Cats
One interactive cat game option for food motivated cats is puzzle toys—and these do not have to be limited to just games marketed for cats. Dog puzzle toys can also be a good source of entertainment and exercise for a cat. These dog and cat games encourage cats to solve puzzles by rewarding them with a treat for their efforts. A cat puzzle feeder gives the added benefit of nudging your kitty to burn a few calories before enjoying a snack.
Check out the list below of some of these interactive cat toys. I’ve included pictures and a few links to our video reviews of some of these games in action so you can see what they look like. Do you have experience with puzzle toys for cats? I would love to hear how your cats liked them, so please feel free to share your own experiences in the comments section below.
- Catit Design Senses Treat Maze – sells on Amazon for $12.69. We reviewed it – here is the video.
- Cat Amazing – Best Cat Toy Ever! Interactive Puzzle Box Game for Cats – sells on Amazon for $11.95 + $2.50 shipping. This is a great one – we have reviewed it – and you can see our video here.
- Dog Spinny – Nina Ottosson Interactive Pet Toy – sells on Amazon for $29.99. This was our very first cat puzzle toy that we reviewed – it was an immediate hit – see our video here.
- Nina Ottoson Treat Maze Interactive Game for Cats – sells on Amazon for $9.99. We reviewed this one recently – here is the video – it isn’t terribly challenging, but good for a busy food motivated cat.
- Dog Tornado- Nina Ottosson Interactive Pet Toy – sells on Amazon for $25.19. We just reviewed this one too. Here is the video – it is definitely more challenging than the Dog Spinny, but overall, I still like the Dog Brick (#7) best.
- Stimulo Cat Feeding Station and Activity Center – sells on Amazon for $19.99. Love this one and they just announced an upgrade at Global Pet Expo! Here’s our video.
- Dog Brick – Nina Ottosson’s Interactive Dog Toy – sells on Amazon for $24.99. This is probably my favorite of them all. Here’s our video. But you’ve got to have a food motivated cat!
- Dog Casino – Nina Ottosson’s Interactive Dog Toy – sells on Amazon for $37.45. Here’s our video.
- Northmate Catch Interactive Slow Pet Feeder – sells on Amazon for $17.99. Here’s our video.
Cat Games for Girls and Boys
If you are looking for cat games for girls and boys, there are plenty of cat related games out there for children who love animals. These include traditional board games with cat themed twists, card games, puzzles and more. There are also a few apps out there for kids who like tech games, such as the cat trap game and the mouse trap game, two examples of simple (but addicting) puzzle games.
- Brainwright Cat Stax, The Perfect Puzzle $11.99 on Amazon – Choose one of the challenge cards and then arrange all of the cats on the card so that they fit perfectly within the grid, 8 – 15 years
- Rat-A-Tat-Cat $9.97 on Amazon. Teaches strategy, memory building, and addition, 6 years and up
- Feed The Kitty $11.04 on Amazon, 4 – 15 years
- Pete the Cat Groovy $14.52 on Amazon, Join Pete the Cat, hero of the beloved children’s book series, as he walks along and sings his song age 3 and over
- Cat And Mouse GoGetter $19.99 on Amazon, single player puzzle game – 48 challenges and 1001 solutions ranging from easy to very difficult, 5 years and up
- Cat And Mouse Cheese Game Kid’s Interaction Cat Mouse 3D Board Game $25.99 on Amazon, throw the dice and move as many steps the dice number, Ages 5 Years and Up
- Family Pastimes / Max – A Co-operative Game $15.44, Players work together to get the creatures safely home before Max the cat gets them, ages 4-7 years
- Koneko Darake Balance Game $26.00, a balancing game, 6 years and up.
- Crazy Cats Card Game Board Game $11.39 on Amazon, A cat themed crazy-8’s card game encouraging shape, color, and number recognition, ages 6 and up
Cat Games Apps
- Nyan Cat – Nyan Cat has approached Angry Bird status in the cat lovers’ world, with many different interactive versions. The most popular version at the moment is Nyan Cat: Lost in Space.
- Talking Tom – Another iconic cat game app is Talking Tom, an interactive game featuring a cat who repeats what you say, responds to your petting, and can perform various tricks and stunts. You might start by trying out the latest version of this game: Talking Tom Cat 2.
- Tile Puzzles – Cats – For those looking for something more relaxing and aesthetically pleasing, this is one of a few simple puzzle apps in which your task is to assemble cute pictures of cats.
- Cat-Simulator – In this 3D game you actually get to be the cat. You can explore your home, jump on tables, knock things over and see what it feels like to be on the other end of the mess making.
- Daily Kitten – This app gives you a virtual pet cat on the go. You can feed your cat, pet it, put it to sleep, and perform other aspects of kitty care.
Of course, cat game apps are not just limited to the entertainment of cat owners; there are apps designed for cats as well. Here are a few free cat games you can keep on your phone to have some fun with your pet:
- Game for Cats – The most basic, free version of this game features a red laser dot for your cat to chase around the screen. For a $2 upgrade, you can change the laser dot to a mouse or even reach a “butterfly chase” level. The game tracks your cat’s scores in case you are curious about their reflex improvement.
- Pocket Pond – This app is designed to mesmerize kitties with a digital image of a rippling pond. You can customize the pond by adding different plants, fish, and even some dragonflies if you want a little more stimuli for your cat.
- Crazy Cat – Similar idea to Pocket Pond, but a little more engaging. Critters such as bugs and mice run across the screen, testing your cat’s “catching” reflexes. If you have a Bluetooth, you can even control the movement of the critters and play with your cat.
Cat Games for Cat Lovers
If you or another cat lover in your life wants to play some cat games, there are plenty of options out there for adult humans to enjoy as well, ranging from cat-themed board games, to apps, to cat puzzles for people. Here are some fun ones:
- Sequence Cats Game $17.75 on Amazon. Match the cat pictured on your card to one on the game board, then place your chip there. Learn fun facts about the cat shown on each card. 7 years and up
- Cat-Opoly Monopoly Board Game by Late for the Sky $16.84 on Amazon. This is Monopoly with cas-astrophic twists, ages 8 and up
- Cat Smarts Game $11.88 on Amazon, Cat Trivia Game, 10 years and up
- Wild Cards for the Love of Cats Card Game and Book $8.85 on Amazon, Cat cards are paired with amazing facts, Ages 6 and up
- Andrews + Blaine Ltd Cats’ True Colors – 1,000 Pc Puzzle $16.59 on Amazon
- 3D Crystal Puzzle Cat and Kitten $10.21 on Amazon
- Cobble Hill Cat Quotes Jigsaw Puzzle, 1000-Piece $15.99 on Amazon, ages 12 and up
- Chat Noir by Steinlen 1000-Piece Puzzle $15.00, 6 and up
- Springbok Jigsaw Puzzle 500 Pieces: B. Kliban’s The Cat Days of Summer $34.95 on Amazon
Free Cat Games
There are also videos on YouTube that double as cat games. Of course, if you have a tablet or an iPad it would be ideal to play these videos and then set the tablet on the ground for your kitty to have some fun. Unless you have a good screen protector or a perfectly trained cat, I am not so sure I would run the video on a laptop or desktop as I would think that would result in a scratched screen.
One fun, interactive option is the Laser Chaser video. If you have a screen that a cat can safely paw—particularly a bigger screen—you can put this video in front of your cat and let them enjoy almost five minutes of following a laser point around the screen. The video also features ambient noises with volume designed specifically for cats’ hearing (so make sure to turn the volume all the way up). The noises include birds chirping, a cat meowing, and a little bit of lively instrumental music—so you might find listening to it enjoyable as well.
I would love to hear from you about your own experiences with various pet games your cat has enjoyed. What cat games do you or your kids enjoy? What cat games does your cat enjoy?