Age 10+ The players simultaneously bet on meal cards; if you bet correctly (i.e. nobody else bet on that particular meal), you move up around the table, closer to the softest cushion (and victory). The heftier the meal, the more you advance. Some of the meal cards have a ghost on their back; if you win one of those, you move back instead of forward. You also have a silver platter; you can use that to send the ghost to another cat --but he'll then have the silver platter for later, and you won't... One final note: when multiple players bet on the same meal, their betting tokens remain on the card for the next betting round --this mechanic forces the implicated players to choose something else, and can signal an opportunity for the lone player to be in a position to bet on that meal... Simple and fast playing.