The kids in Fort get pets in an upcoming expansion from Leder Games
Leder Games has announced the Cats & Dogs Expansion for Fort. Just when you thought the game could not get any cuter, now we will have canines and felines drawn by Kyle Ferrin. This is a modular expansion. You can add cats, dogs, or both into the base game. Each works differently. Dogs enter the game similarly to kids, by beginning in your deck. You can play a dog instead of a kid if you meet the dog's requirements. You then obtain an achievement bonus for that dog and it goes into your doghouse. If you do not play a dog from your hand, it does not get discarded to your yard, rather it is discarded to your neighbor's yard. Cats behave differently. They start the game in a sideboard, and are attracted to a specific yards based on its contents. Cats will move around from round to round, conferring a benefit or power on whomever's yard they are in. At the end of the game, the player with the most dogs in their doghouse gets seven bonus points. At the end of the game, each player scores bonus points based on how many cats they have in their yard.
The Cats & Dogs Expansion is designed by Nick Brachmann and Grant Rodiek. It is up for pre-order on Leder Games' website and is expected to ship in October 2021.