Toys of the Eighties, Cat's Eye
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Cat's Eye was one of the loudest games I remember playing as a child. It consisted of different colored marbles, 4 different colored cat-shaped marble holders and a cone-shaped marble dispenser. The players pushed in buttons on the dispenser to get colored marbles that matched their cat marble holder. The first person to get all the same colored marbles in their holder, plus the cat's eye marble, (which I think was green) won the game.

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Kathy - August 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Wow - this game really did exist! I loved this when I was a kid. No one I know has heard of it. Thought I was loosing my mind.
Jen - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I have an old Cat's Eye game that belonged to my daughter----sure would like to find a place to buy a new set of matching marbles.
Andy - December 17, 2007 - Report this comment
My wife (35 yrs old) still has her old game - very popular at parties!
Hannah - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I don't ever remember having the game, but we did have the movie on vhs that we taped off of television back in the 80s, that I never saw. We don't have it anymore.
robsgurl - February 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I had this game but I remember the part where you put the marbles in were pictures of cats.
meredith - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a 20 yr. old cat's eye game which wass the favorite of my 4 kids. I now have a new generation playing and altho i have most of the marbles, it's not complete. I did see a cat's eye game for sale on ebay if anyone's interested.
ALIVIA - April 09, 2008 - Report this comment
IT'S COOL.
Julie - August 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to have this game as a child and loved it. I am looking to get another on formy child to play. I looked on ebay and could not find out. Anyone interested in selling?
Jenny - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I LOVED this game! My stepbrother and I would play this all the time. I saw one at a flea market last summer, and am KICKING myself right now for not buying it.
Sandra - November 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I had this game!! And my parents are such chronic pack rats it seems highly unlikely that they ever got rid of it. I SOO wish I could find it. My love for this game has yet to drive me to brave a search of the dark scary batty attic...but it might someday soon. This is one of my most missed childhood relics.
val - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
Im really supprised I had this. My mom was so paranoid. Im sure I could have swallowed pieces if I wanted.
Vegan - April 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Thank you so much - I'd forgotten all about this one! What a great site...so many awesome memories!
Charlene - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
We just found this in our attic from when my husband was a kid, but missing the marbles and when I bought some more, they were too big... does anyone know the size of the marbles so I make sure I order the right size?
SZA - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
CHARLENE, I am pretty sure the marbles from Hungry Hungry Hippos would work. You might have to color one black for the 'Cat's Eye'. HH Hippos is still readily available at any big retail store.
Maureen - November 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I just found mine in my parent's attic. We are missing some of the marbles too. I will do some research and also check out the HH Hippos game. Thanks.
nvunvme - November 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I absolutely loved this game! We played this game for hours. I saw one on Ebay. I have to get it for my kids. A lot of people have never heard of this game. I always thought it was a pretty popular game.
Stacey - December 01, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG! My sisters and I LOVED PLAYING THIS GAME. Not sure whatever happened to it. If they brought it back like HH Hippos, I would definately buy it and play it. And I'm 35 yrs old!
Jennifer - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved this game as a kid and nobody I talk to has ever heard of it. It was so much fun...you really rushed to beat your friends. That's what I remember most is pushing the button really really fast and praying for the black cat's eye!!!
Chrissy - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone know where I can get one? I loved to play it as a child and would like to share it with my children
patsy - December 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I taught kindergarten for 15 years. My students loved playing the game. It is an excellent game for children that are not old enough to count. However, the marbles were always getting lost, "stolen." Mast General Store in Vale Cruise, NC sells marbles. You can also use the ones that comes with chinese checkers.
Olmy - March 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I always got yelled at by my parents for not putting the marbles back in. I just put them in the side tray so nobody else could win. What a crap little kid trick...oh yeah...
connie - January 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I would love to find this game....It is a favorite child hood memory of mine...Any suggestion where i could buy it!!!!
mommymavis - May 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I still have this game from when I was 10 (1980) and I now play it with my 17 and 2 1/2 year old! (c:
LB - August 08, 2012 - Report this comment
My Dad invented that. got 500 dollars when he sold it to the toy company.... not now adays he also invented the swimming flinstone that came in the ceral box...
DANA REILLY - March 14, 2013 - Report this comment
i used to have the game cats eye i played it all the time till i drove my mom crazy with the nose i wish i still had that game now that i do not live with my mom. i miss that game.
Stephanie - March 05, 2014 - Report this comment
My mom just gave me our old one. It's full of Chinese Checkers marbles. The red ones are mostly gone!!! The cats each have 13 spaces and one for the eye. One color has seven extras and one six. I'm guessing there were 20 for each color plus four black. I have to go get more marbles for mine too.

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