The Cat scratch game ultimate guide for 2022-Explained

Have you ever heard or played the cat scratch game? No?
Okay, no problem. If you are willing to play it you will learn about it here.
This is actually a sleepover game played mostly among teenagers for fun, but it can be played by anyone.
the cat scratch game
Cat scratch game


 This game involves chanting a creepy story of a cat(twice) by one player to other and the cat spirit scratching the player who is being the victim in the game.
The harm caused is not much, but still, precaution is mandatory.
The curiosity of the outcomes from the paranormal scary games includes all the spooky and creepy rituals and is mostly admired by fear lovers.
Every paranormal game like the cat scratch game is famous for its own “danger” and “charm””. 
Some games are so dangerous, you may have the effect even after few days after you play that game(closet game) and some can even kill you in the long run.
This cat game is related to paranormal activity though but the danger factor is not much invisible as compared to other games.
Continue your reading for a brief description of the origin of the cat game, history, and real-life accounts. If you are a scared soul, this may inspire you to play this fun game with your friends.

 Cat scratch game-alternative names

On the basis of your geographical location this game is known by these three names in the whole world:
1. The black scratch 
2. Cat scratches.
3. Scratch horror game

About the game

Have a clear look at this video, to get a clear visualization about the game which will help in performing the ritual more preciously.
The danger in this cat scratch game is not much as that compared to the Closet game, still having feelings for the presence of negative energy around you can be quite dangerous sometimes.
The origination of the game is marked in the 2000s with no proper evidence of the original makers and giving it the honor of “creepypasta”
Well if you are unfamiliar with creepypasta, then let me tell you. Creepypasta is an internet horror legend, with a real-life experiencing story.
I hope now, you can relate from where the slender man is born? Though it is an internet story, people still believe to have faith in it. Meanwhile, it’s you to decide whether to believe them and play or let them go and ignore them.

 Requirement of this game:

1.  One pillow (medium size preferable)
2. A dark silent  room( perform this game at night, for better result)

The number of players:
The minimum number of players required for this game is 2, whereas more than 2 players can take part in these scary cat games.(I played this game with 5 players as well)

How to play the scratch cat game

cat scratch game rules and story

If you are wondering how to play cat scratch or scratches, let me tell you it is too easy, you just have to keep few things in mind, listed below.
Also, follow these instructions for better outcomes from the game.
This game mostly involves 2 players, suppose let’s say,
Player 1: The storyteller ( read down for the scary stories)
Player 2: the victim, to whom the soul of the cat will get summoned and leave marks(scratches)
Note: If more than two players are involved in this game, they can sit in a circle (silently)around player 1 and player 2
Step 1:
Player 1( the storyteller)will have to sit down on the floor will a leg folded and the pillow placed in his or her lap.
Step 2:
Player 2( the victim) will have to lie on the floor with his or her head placed in the pillow of player 1(storyteller)
The rest of the players taking part can sit in a circle around the two main players, player 1 and player 2.
Step 3:
Player 2 will have to close his eyes and lie still, while player 1 has to rub the temples of player 2 gently and smoothly, parallel to reciting one catscratch game poem among these two.
Read the catscratch game story twice with a loud voice and see the result.
1st creepy cat scratch poem: Cat scratch story part 1(refer to the image or para provided below)
There once was an old lady who owned a cat.
The cat was very nice.
It meowed and purred.
One day, the cat got hit by a car and died.
Cat scratch, cat scratch, cat scratch
The first story is short.
Follow the instruction
1. Tell this story clearly and loudly.
2. You must say it twice.
3. The story must reach properly to the victim.
2nd creepy cat scratch poem: Cat scratch story part 2(please refer to the image provided below)
You are walking through a dark alley late at night
You are the only one there
The ground is slick with rain
The alley is filled with garbage cans and litter.
But then you hear something
A movement in the garbage cans.
You pick up your pace.
You want to get out of the alley fast.
But then you see something
Red eyes, Glowing red cat eyes
They are the eyes of an enormous cat
You run but the cat chases you and jumps on you
It scratches you one, two, three
Cat scratch, cat scratch, cat scratch.
The 2nd story is a bit longer as compared to the first story.
Follow the instruction(instruction are the same for both the stories)
1. Tell this story clearly and loudly.
2. You must say it twice.
3. The story must reach properly to the victim.

Other sleepover game:The creepy sandman game


The outcomes:

As soon as player 1(storyteller) finishes telling one of the stories from the above, once, player 2 (the victim) should stand on this leg immediately and remove his shirt.
There must be 3light  red scratches of paws, similar to a cat, on the back of player 2(the victim) without his prior sense.
If you don’t get one, take a torch and look again(very attentively). As sometimes, the scratches are too light and are hardly visible. Moreover, the darkroom, adds more invisibility to the scratches as well.
People often speak about certain self-made theories, those are given below.


Possible theories:

To most of the common people, the actual reason for this scratches on the back of the player taking part in the game is due to lack of any sensible senses which appears due to the laying on the floor for few mins(you will probably observe if you lie on a hard surface for long you will get marks on your skin), while to others it appears as the spirit of the cat summoned on the victim (player 2) on listening to the story from the storyteller (player 1) and caused those scratches.
As this story anger the soul of that cat😈 which give raise to cat scratch game

 Experience, Stories & Real Account

Many real accounts which truly depict the experience related to the cat scratch game, can check here.
Moreover, most of the paranormal websites also reveal real-life experiences, and the commenter posts their comments after experiencing the game themselves and not by just reading the stories.
In most, cases the outcomes are fun and negative experiences are still not recorded yet by playing this cat scratch game and reciting the cat scratch story.
Experience 1(Personal): When I was in my 9th standard, I and my group of friends (6 friends including me) tried this game on a weekend.
Interestingly, When the ritual was tried on me there was not even a slight scratch. Obviously, like the others, I started to think ritual, fake. But my one of my friend didn’t lose hope and asked to try on him.
We went through the ritual in that same darkroom. And when he removed his t-shirt, there were 3 pinkish scratches.
I and my 5 friends were shocked seeing the experience and started wondering what did we miss in the case of mine, that the ritual failed to work.
Experience 2:One of my neighbor kid tried this game after listening from a friend. They were 3 in total. As instructed they did everything right, and everything was going fine.
When they reached the final outcomes, there were really deep scratch marks. Blood was peeping out of the scratches. Usually, there is no record on the internet found about such deep scratches after playing the game.
They told me about the situation and came to know, the kid which got scratched badly, used to hate cats and he always beat and tortured the cats available in our colony.
And I keep thinking, is it really because of that or something else is behind this?


The interest of Cat game in the United States in the last 5 years

Here is the google trends, the latest report for the searches on the game catscratch over the past 5 years.
This trend shows the interest of people especially teenagers in this sleepover game.
The high rise in the graph clearly depicts the rise in searches as the popularity of the game increase.
Read: Other interesting paranormal games:


In some cases, the outcomes of this cat scratch game are prominently observable(3 scratches), but in some cases, the outcomes can be totally nil.
This can be due to this reasons:
1. The storytelling part was not done properly-may be the words of the stories were not clear.
2. The players involved in the game, may have disturbed the dark scary environment.
3. the fear factor 👹was missing-to get this worked properly you and your fellow players must give faith from the heart with a fear factor in your soul for a prominent result.

The danger for this game :

 Though paranormal games or sites do have danger more or less, in the case of the cat scratch game, the possibility of danger is quite low💀, as compared to other paranormal games.

Popular results found on the internet related to this game.

This group of few friends worked together to play in-game and they were finally able to get the scary cat game working.


1. How do you play the cat scratch game?
A-To plays the cat scratch, follow these steps:
1. Arrange a partner for you, as you need two players in total to play this game
2. One player will be the storyteller and the other will be the victim.
3. The storyteller will rub the temples of the victim, chanting a spooky story twice.
4. The victim has to reveal the back and will find 3 scratches over there.
2. Is it okay if a cat scratches you?
a-In some cases it is not fatal playing this game, but sometimes it can be risky, so better to contact a doctor.
3. why are cat scratches so bad?
a-Since, the scratch is from the summoned spirit of a cat, you might be unfamiliar with the type of wound
4. How serious is a cat scratch?
a. The cat scratch can be fatal depending on the situation, and sometimes it can lead to severe infection.


 Cat scratch game is not that harmful as compared with that of the closet & baby blue or other dangerous paranormal games. Still, everything has an exception.
The love for playing and experiencing the scare and the spooky things are great adventures for most teenagers.
So, try it at your own risk. Also, let us know about the outcomes in the comment section if you already tried this game earlier.
Good luck with your stunning and scary experience. Haha
Best wishes.


  1. Ok so me and my friends played this game (we didn’t play it correctly oops) but the first time, my friend lied down, I rubbed her tentacles and read story 2. She had like 2 scratches. THen my other friend lied down, I rubbed her tentacles and read story 2. She had like 3 scratches. Hen it was my turn. My friend read story 2 and rubbed my tentacles. I had SOO MANY SCRATCHES!! And then we were terrified. Then we looked at my scratches again, THERE WAS MORE 😭😭!!! Is there a explanation for this?? 😭

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