The Cheerble Board Game helps your cat stay active and entertained even when you're not there

Cats…they're a challenge, aren't they? As a cat parent, simple, easy answers for keeping your feline active, engaged, and energized aren't usually very simple. And if they are, they probably aren't going to hold your kitty's attention for long. They're pretty smart — and they get bored with one-trick pony toys and games pretty quick.

The trick is to engage them on a host of levels, allowing them to explore and interact in a bunch of different ways so they never run out of enthusiasm and stay involved. The Cheerbie Board Game is just that type of full-service cat stimuli, offering up a bunch of different play options that will keep your favorite feline moving and invigorated all day long.

Backed by fans on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the Cheerble Board Game succeeds because it knows your cat needs all kinds of different interactive prompts to stay interested.

It starts with the Cheerble ball itself, an interactive ball made with a synthetic fiber shell and computer brain to constantly keep your cat on its toes. It's engineered to catch and keep your cat's attention, first rolling and shaking, then going into a second activity gear once your cat bats or nudges the ball. In its intelligent companion mode, the Cheerble basically acts as a play partner for your kitty, daring your cat to give chase, then making its own unexpected moves for your pet to really devote some thought to this little skittering ball's game.

The playboard is a perfect engagement environment for the Cheerble ball. Your cat will enjoy pawing and trying to catch the ball as it zips and zags through patches of interesting holes and bounces of the playboard edges. 

Finally, the playboard also features its own built-in scratchpad, so a cat can get out their natural scratching instincts without taking it out on your furniture.

The Cheerble Board Game and Interactive Toy for Cats retail for $78, but as part of this offer, the complete collection including the ball, gameboard, and scratching pad, is now almost 40 percent off at just $47.99.

Prices subject to change.