It's been a slow day at The Board Game Store™ when the familiar ring of a bell brings you back from your daydreaming, alerting you to the presence of a customer. You look over and notice the oddest customer you think you've ever had. They're wearing fuzzy bunny slippers, a majestic horse shirt, a long necklace with some kind of red fish, and what appears to be an elephant hat with huge ears and a long trunk.
Not wanting to be rude, you begin talking with the newcomer. "Hello! Is there anything I can help you find?". The customer walks up to the counter and smiles.
I'm looking for a board game for 2 to play.
The key is the rabbits, or so they say.
The board is a grid, similar to the checker.
Beware the traps, though, unless you have a protector.
There's natural enemies, like the cats and the dogs.
Some frozen in fear, like a petrified log.
You respond, "You speak as if you're the Cat in the Hat! Pardon me please, I must look in the back." As you scour the shelves, you don't find the game they want. You grab the alternative and bring it back to the front. "I could not find the game you requested. We have plenty of these, though, and it can work as a perfect substitute."
The customer agrees to accept your suggestion, agreeing that it will work perfectly, and says they'll be back later to pick up the official game.
What did you give them and what are you going to order?