Cheatwell Games to launch first ever board game for dogs, Canine Capers

Published on: 1st April 2023

Canine Capers sees our faithful companions challenged to navigate their way round a board fraught with obstacles such as Jeremy the Angry Cyclist.

Canine Capers

Moogy the terrier gets competitive.

Cheatwell has unveiled its plans for a new board game launching later this year aimed specifically at our canine friends.

Cheatwell co-founder Rob Eatwell explains: “The idea first came to life last summer, whilst we were enjoying a game of Family Tension in the lounge. We noticed that Moogy, our terrier, kept flicking the dice and moving the playing pieces across the board.”

Paul Laing, head of product development told Toy World how the Canine Capers gameplay stems from Moogy’s early efforts: “The game involves each dog flicking the paw friendly die and getting his playing piece around the board whilst avoiding pitfalls like Jeremy the Angry Cyclist. We have tested the game with many breeds; German Shepherds and Dachshund’s are brilliant ‘caperists’ as we like to call them, while Jack Russell’s are good until they start losing and then they get all yappy.”

He adds: “Forget Labradors – they just try to eat the board.”

According to head of sales Steve Asbey the majors have really taken to Canine Capers, while Cheatwell has also seen a huge amount of interest from most kennel clubs throughout the UK. The leading dog accessory chain Walkies has already named it as a potential game of the year after going barking mad for the new concept.

The reaction from indies has been mixed, however. Steve says: “Whilst Steve ‘Bulldog’ Kerrison said it was his favourite dog playing board game ever, Dave ‘Rottweiler’ Middleton said he thought it was a pile of dog s***.”

For stock enquiries please contact although it is unlikely product will be available after April 1st.


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