Board Game: Rat Hot

Rat Hot box

Played a game of Rat Hot this evening with my wife. This out-of-print game takes a unique spin on the concept of tile-placement, where each player is attempting to pair up their color of “spices”, while trying to cover up any of their rats that might be showing. Expose too many rats, and you lose!

RatHotTiles
A finished game, with lots of spices laying around.

I usually don’t win this game, but the puzzle-style element of trying to lay tiles in a way that pairs up symbols usually keeps me entertained. Somehow, my wife is much better at exposing my rats in a way that makes them hard to cover up. So tricky…