Now they're beating us at an iPad game, too!
an iPad game that you play against your cat! Friskies has already been at the forefront of this strangest of tech booms, with their three iPhone apps that were games designed for cats. However, those were single-player games. Now, with the new "You Vs. Cat" game, you actually play head-to-head against your cat!
In "You Vs Cat," which debuted this week at the SXSW conference, your job is to flick a little object across the screen. Your cat plays goalie, and "repels the objects by pouncing on them." Not only do many cats enjoy this game… they are actually beating us at it!
According to the latest worldwide statistics, games are running 2,091 to 1,250 in favor of cats. Friskies even brought Buddy, their current worldwide "You Vs Cat" champion, to their SXSW display to play against onlookers.
Other Games Your Cat Always Wins
"Your feet are mice, and I shall pounce on them!"
This game is super cute when your cat is a kitten, which is why most people tolerate it. It is not as fun when you are awakened from a sound sleep by a full-grown cat pouncing on your feet, biting and clawing at your toes through a blanket that is never quite thick enough to protect you.
Word to the wise: discourage this play with kittens! If you have an adult cat who is entrenched in the behavior, start sleeping with a spray bottle within reach.
"Guess what I hid in your shoe this time!"
When you have a kitten, all too often the answer to the game is "Poop." Why kittens poop in shoes, I can't imagine. But poop in them they do. I learned to turn all my shoes upside-down before going to bed.
Luckily, most kittens grow out of this. As adults, they content themselves with dropping toys in your shoes. The pointier the toy, and thus the less pleasant when you jam your foot into it, the better.
"Hope you were done drinking that water!"
It's surprising how many cats drink water with their paws. So inefficient and unsanitary! It's perhaps less surprising that they should choose YOUR glass of water to drink out of. After all, it's so fresh! And it's right there.
- 10x bonus points if your cat knocks the glass over.
- 20x bonus points if your cat doesn't tip over the glass, but leaves grains of cat litter in the bottom of your glass.
- 50x bonus points if you don't spot the cat litter at the bottom of your glass until after you drank from it.