Rink Ratz is the first game designed by The East-West Game Company. We are four educators from Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia with backgrounds in music, physical education, psychology, guidance and early childhood literacy. Our collective philosophy on game design is to create a game that families and friends can play together. A game should be easy to learn but also incorporate components of literacy, numeracy, patterns, strategy and also work areas of the brain involving memory. Rink Ratz does all of this and more. It is a fun and easy way to gather the family together around a table without video games or mobile devices. We must warn you, Rink Ratz is addictive and will create a high level of competitiveness in your home. Have fun with Rink Ratz and watch out for the Breakaway card. It can be a back-breaker late in the third period!