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The Cat in the Hat Invention Engine Rube Goldberg Kids Game

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This is a simple 25-stage physics-based logic puzzle game themed after one of the most iconic Dr. Seuss characters. Help the Cat in the Hat make various items for a party by dropping items into his Invention Engine. This game starts off easy but grows more difficult after the first 5 or 6 puzzles.

  • Arrange pipes, punching gloves, and other items to create a path for the blueberries and other objects to fall.
  • When you’re done, pull the lever!
  • See what items you can make for Fish’s party.
  • Make your own crazy machines in Free Play mode.





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Invention Engine Game for Kids Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Get ingredients into Cat in the Hat’s Invention Engine to help him prepare for Fish’s party.

  • Starting the Game
    • Select Play Levels to play the game in story mode.
    • To create your own machine puzzles, select Free Play below the Play Levels button.
    • A voiceover from Cat will explain how the game works.
      • Voiceover commentary from the characters act as a tutorial for much of the game.
    • Your Web browser automatically saves your progress and score.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • Left click your mouse to drag items to the appropriate places, then rotate them to the correct angle.
    • Touchscreen devices
      • Tap and swipe items to position them.
  • Game Play
    • Basics
      • Position various machine parts to direct falling objects into the desired location.
        • When playing puzzle levels, this is usually an intake pipe.
        • Some items work differently than others. Take this into account when putting them in the contraption.
          • An item’s range of motion may be constrained if they are blocked by something. Consider moving it slightly if you need an item to have a wider range of motion.
          • Some items allow you to change the color of the ingredients (and the final product).
          • A few items are fragile. Take steps to protect necessary items from other falling objects.
        • Rotate items by clicking the clockwise and counterclockwise buttons that appear when the items are selected.
          • You can only rotate items up to a specific point.
          • You can’t rotate items that are obstructed. Move it out of the way first.
      • When you’ve placed everything in the right position, select the lever on the bottom left corner of the screen.
      • If you don’t succeed, pull the lever again to start over.
    • Game modes
      • Levels
        • Play through 25 different levels.
          • Levels are sorted according to a specific recipe.
          • Voiceover in each of the levels reveals interesting facts on the ingredients.
          • Levels are unlocked in order. To unlock a level, you must clear the level before it.
            • Complete the recipe, and you add another item to Fish’s party.
            • At the level selection screen, there is a Go to Party button. This will show you all the items you’ve unlocked for the party.
          • Each time you play a new level, you unlock new items for Free Play mode.
        • Goals
          • Bring a specific material to the intake pipe.
          • A secondary objective involves collecting stars. To gain the best possible rating, collect all the stars while getting the ingredients to the intake pipe.
          • If you feel stumped, get a hint by selecting the question mark button on the top right of the screen.
          • You can replay each level after completing it except the last level of a recipe.
            • The cut scene will play, which shows the item you unlocked appearing in Fish’s party.
            • Replaying the last levels in a recipe will also replay the cut scene.
      • Free Play
        • Free Play Mode allows you to build a contraption of your own design.
        • You unlock new items to play with each time you unlock a new a level.
        • Remove all of the pieces on the board by selecting the
    • Tips
      • Don’t always follow the hints as provided.
        • They may help you accomplish the level’s goal but won’t always let you collect all the stars in the level.
        • Play around with how the level works and see if you can find the optimum strategy yourself.
      • Observe how the items work. This can help you improve the contraptions you build.
  • Target Audience
    • The game is suited for young children and fans of Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat books and cartoons.
    • There is no adult content in this game.

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Free Online The Cat in the Hat Invention Engine Game for Children Screenshots

The Cat in the Hat Invention Engine Game Welcome Screen Screenshot.
The Cat in the Hat Invention Engine Game Level Select Screenshot.
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The Cat in the Hat Invention Engine Game Level Beat Screenshot.
The Cat in the Hat Invention Engine Game Recipe Made Screenshot.
The Cat in the Hat Invention Engine Game Party Screenshot.
The Cat in the Hat Invention Engine Game Free Play Screenshot.

Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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