When the cat’s away the mice will play! The hungry rodents want to raid the larder and smuggle out cheese, carrots and more from under the watchful eye of the house cat. Players work together to collect tasty treats and gradually reserve parts of the feast with the help of three dice, which they’ll need to transport them out later, without being seen by the cat. But be careful: If the mice have their mouths too full, the cats approach and any reserved nibbles are lost. The players win if they manage to get all the delicacies out of the larder before the moggy reaches it. The team will have to balance risk and reward in order to make the most of their turns in this tricky cat and mouse game.
Reason for the jury’s decision:
Indescribable joy or a great catastrophe – either is possible when kitty approaches the dining room towards the end of the game. Mmm! gives an inimitable sense of co-operation. Everyone is involved in each moment, everyone responsible for their own culinary contribution to the final feast. One special plus: the game engages both children and adults equally. It works just as well with any number of players, up to six and even with one.