Exploding Kittens launches new game based on viral comic

Exploding Kittens, the hit tabletop game creator, has announced the launch of its new game, Mantis. Derived from the popular comic Why the Mantis Shrimp is my new favourite animal by the Eisner-award winning cartoonist Matthew Inman, the vibrant new family game promises to be quick to learn and impossible to stop playing.

“With simple gameplay and layers of subtle sabotage, Mantis is designed for both kids and adults,” says Inman, Creator of The Oatmeal and Co-Creator of Exploding Kittens. “But parents, be warned, your kids will probably beat you, and they’ll want to keep beating you over and over again.”

Best for ages 7 and up, Mantis is a colourfully cutthroat card game of rainbows and revenge with only two rules: steal or score. Each player starts with four cards face up so the entire group of two to six people can see. Even though the cards in the draw pile are faced down, the back of the cards have colourful clues as to what is on the other side. During each turn, players look at the top card of the draw pile and decide whether to steal matching cards from an opponent or score all of the matching cards in hand. The first player to get 10 or more points wins.


Following A Game of Cat and Mouth winning ‘Game of the Year’ at the recent TOTY awards, Mantis promises another exciting dose of rainbows and colour to excite fans this spring.

Mantis will retail at £19.99.

For more information on the Exploding Kittens portfolio, contact Joeri Hoste: Joeri@explodingkittens.com

About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

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