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5 Games Designed by Asians to Play on National Pet Day

National Pet Day is happening on 11 April, and pet owners are gearing up to celebrate their beloved companions. What better way to honor our furry friends than by playing board games about them? In this article, we'll explore five delightful board games about pets which you can play to commemorate this special day.

1) Space Puppies Eclipse

Publisher: Dragonfly Investments

Space Puppies Eclipse is a board game of strategy and logic where you must guide the Space Puppies to victory against Aliens who want to cause chaos in the universe. With every game offering unique challenges, no two matches are the same so you will never grow bored of playing. Easy to learn and quick to play, anticipating your opponent's next moves is important if you want to succeed. Space Puppies Eclipse provides entertainment for players of all ages and skill levels. Combining elements of tic-tac-toe and checkers, prepare for an out-of-this-world battle unlike any other!

2) Doggohome

Publisher: WoofWaggers

In this game, you and the other players are caretakers in Doggohome, a One Stop Dog Care Centre. It's going to be a busy day and you have to use Service cards to cater to the diverse needs of different dog breeds. The boss is offering a special bonus to the caretaker who is able to attend to the most dogs so choose whether you will work together or compete against the other caretakers. With cute and colourful illustrations, Doggohome is a fun and interactive way to learn about caring for dogs.

3) Oh! Meow! Bow!

Publisher: Game Nowa

Oh! Meow Bow! is a card-climbing game featuring adorable pets made by a Japanese designer. The aim of the game is to lay down all your cards as quickly as possible to show your love for them. The game's deck comprises of cards that have a rank and a point value depending on the rank's strength. During your turn, you can choose to do one of three actions which include playing up to three cards to a single meld. The round ends once a player has played all their cards so be the first to finish taking care of your cats and dogs! If you neglect any animals, they will be sad and you'll earn yourself some poop tokens. 

4) Cat Sudoku

Publisher: Sunrise Tornado Game Studio

Designed by a Taiwanese board game designer now based in Los Angeles, Cat Sudoku is a roll-and-write sudoku game where players take turns to roll four dice and simultaneously write the numbers on their sudoku puzzle papers. Avoid putting the same number into the same row or column in your puzzle just like in traditional Sudoku so that you won't receive penalties. Additionally, remember to watch out for the diagonal spaces to keep out of trouble! Once players fill in all the spaces in their puzzle, the game ends and the winner is the player with the most points.

5) Purrballs: Catventure Card Game

Publisher: Nekomancy Games

Craft your own party of eager Catventurers in Purrballs: Catventure Card Game, with each of them possessing a unique ability, a Speed value and their own way of scoring Experience Points (XP). Every round, strategically choose a Catventurer to send into the Dungeon where they'll collect loot and fend off Monsters to reap their rewards. When no loot is left, the player with the highest XP will emerge victorious as the winner of the game.

In conclusion, these five board games offer a wonderful way to honour and celebrate our furry friends, not just on National Pet Day but also throughout the year. Whether you're caring for pets, embarking on catventures or strategising with space puppies, these games provide endless entertainment. So gather your friends and family, unleash your inner pet lover, and let the games begin!


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