Shady Pets was originally launched on Kickstarter. With over 1,000 backers and 2K units shipped, please see the results of the post campaign survey.

1 month ago
Lena A
My family loves this game! As soon as it came in the mail, was placed upon our dining table, we had to play it! My son loves the throw octopus, sometimes a little too much. We all enjoy the colorful/funny cards and consistent interaction. I believe this a family game that will consistently come off our game shelf for frequent play.
4 months ago
Connie M
My 9 and 12 year old kids and I really enjoyed playing the game. The kids enjoyed the throw octopus until one got hit in the face when they weren’t expecting it which started a fight and I had to take it away. It also made it so we couldn’t have drinks while playing in case they were knocked over. Otherwise we had fun and the game will be included in our favourites for family game night.
5 months ago
Lori C
My family has loved playing Shady Pets. As a family who loves games, this one is at the top of our list. The game is creative, fun, strategic and everyone is laughing the whole time. I highly recommend it.


When it’s your turn, draw one Action Card then play one Action card.

You can play various Action Cards like …

which allow you to uncover Pet Cards like …

… and mark them on your score sheet.

You’re trying to figure out the identity of the four pet cards that were hidden in the Mystery Card Holders before the game started. The mystery cat is “Green 3 – Satchel”. Shhhh … it’s a secret.

Of course, there’s a shortcut. You can play this card …

which lets you to look at one of the Mystery Cards!

… unless another plays this bad boy first!

The Facial Card allows them to steal the power of the card just played (so they get to sneak peek and not you!) It’s like having an octopus thrown on your head! See optional Throw Octopus add-on.

All’s lost unless you can respond with a ‘No Way!” card which negates the last card played. Better said, it makes the last card “go poof!” And you regain your power!

Play until all the Mystery Pets have been solved and there’s a winner …


For more information see: Shady Pets Product Page

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