Exploding Kittens launches two new card games and expands into the puzzles space

Exploding Kittens’ big bang is continuing to expand with the formulation – and release – of two new titles from its two most successful franchises, and its launch into the jigsaw puzzles space.

Throw Throw Avocado and Exploding Kittens: Recipes for Disaster introduce the latest brand expansions for Exploding Kittens’ Throw Throw line-up as the latest dodgeball card game, while Recipes for Disatser introduces a collection of 13 new ways to play the original explosive card game.

Additionally, Exploding Kittens has now entered new territory with the launch of its first jigsaw puzzles featuring original art by The Oatmeal and Exploding Kittens team that includes beloved kittens and other characters from the Exploding Kittens franchises.

“We’re hoping to provide even more opportunities to connect through our new games and puzzles,” said Elan Lee, co-creator and CEO of Exploding Kittens. “Throw Throw Burrito and Exploding Kittens have become game night staples around the world. With Throw Throw Avocado and Recipes for Disaster, we want to capture the magic of our fan-favorite games with a new twist.”

Best for players aged seven and upwards, Throw Throw Avocado is the standalone sequel to Exploding Kittens’ Throw Throw Burrito, the world’s first dodgeball card game. As the company’s highest grossing individual game in 2020, Exploding Kittens expanded on Throw Throw Burrito with a game that features new gameplay, new battle cards, and a secret bonus game that unlocks when fans combine Throw Throw Avocado with Throw Throw Burrito.

Like the first game in the Throw Throw franchise, the game provides a unique twist to traditional gameplay by combining dodgeball and card-based play and giving players of all ages the chance to throw squishy avocados at their friends and family.

“When I initially pitched this game as Flaming Mangoes, the Exploding Kittens team helped take this game to the next level and added the burrito characters that fans have come to love,” said Brian Spence, game designer and founder of Bold Mango Games. “Seeing how many people love Throw Throw Burrito has been rewarding and I can’t wait to see fans hurl avocados at each other.”

Expanding on the Exploding Kittens franchise, Recipes for Disaster is the ultimate collection of our favorite cards from the entire Exploding Kittens library in one box. Both new fans and experienced Exploding Kittens players can use the Recipe Booklets inside to play Exploding Kittens in brand new ways, such as a two minute version of the game, or the most brutal version of the game ever created.

Recipes for Disaster also includes an all-new Cone of Shame; a human-sized turn indicator worn around the neck during game-play to punish players who forget whose turn it is. Recipes for Disaster is the seventh rendition in the Exploding Kittens franchise, which also includes the Exploding Minions, a family-friendly spin-off featuring fun illustrations of Minions as imagined by The Oatmeal.

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