Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens Announces Franchise Expansion With Two New Games - ‘Throw Throw Avocado’ and ‘Exploding Kittens: Recipes for Disaster’

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 5:02pm

Today, Exploding Kittens , the hit tabletop game creator, announced the expansion of its two most successful franchises with the release of Throw Throw Avocado and Exploding Kittens: Recipes for Disaster .

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  • Today, Exploding Kittens , the hit tabletop game creator, announced the expansion of its two most successful franchises with the release of Throw Throw Avocado and Exploding Kittens: Recipes for Disaster .
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210802005130/en/
    Exploding Kittens launches two new games: Throw Throw Avocado and Exploding Kittens: Recipes for Disaster.
  • Best for players ages 7 and up, Throw Throw Avocado is the standalone sequel to Exploding Kittens Throw Throw Burrito, the worlds first dodgeball card game.
  • As the companys 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.

Exploding Kittens Acquires First External Game Happy Salmon From North Star Games

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 5:01pm

Exploding Kittens , the hit tabletop game creator, today announced its acquisition of popular, fast-paced card game, Happy Salmon, from North Star Games.

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  • Exploding Kittens , the hit tabletop game creator, today announced its acquisition of popular, fast-paced card game, Happy Salmon, from North Star Games.
  • Designed by Quentin Weir and game developer Ken Gruhl, who has since joined the Exploding Kittens team as Senior Game Designer, the company is reimagining Happy Salmon with an Exploding-Kittens twist and re-releasing the game this November.
  • We want to develop new games and brands, whether thats through our internal team, working with external designers, or by acquiring IP and talent like we did with Happy Salmon.
  • I had no idea Exploding Kittens was so open and eager to receive new games and ideas from external developers like myself, said Spence, Game Designer and Founder of Bold Mango Games.

Exploding Kittens Launches New Game, Exploding Minions

Monday, June 21, 2021 - 5:05pm

Exploding Kittens , the hit tabletop game creator, today announced the launch of its first licensed game, Exploding Minions, in collaboration with Illumination and Universal Brand Development.

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  • Exploding Kittens , the hit tabletop game creator, today announced the launch of its first licensed game, Exploding Minions, in collaboration with Illumination and Universal Brand Development.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210621005116/en/
    Exploding Minions by the team behind Exploding Kittens (Photo: Business Wire)
    Were excited to combine one of the biggest card games with Illuminations global pop-culture phenomenon, the Minions, to create a new family game night essential, said Elan Lee, Co-Creator and CEO of Exploding Kittens.
  • Exploding Minions marries these two universes to create a simple yet strategic game for all to enjoy.
  • Exploding Minions is available at Target retail stores, Target.com , and ExplodingKittens.com for $19.99 with availability at Walmart later this summer.

Exploding Kittens Launches First Tabletop Word Game, “A Little Wordy”

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 5:01pm

b'Exploding Kittens , the hit tabletop game creator, today announced the launch of its brand new game, A Little Wordy , a sneaky, tile-unscrambling word game for would-be word wizards.

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  • b'Exploding Kittens , the hit tabletop game creator, today announced the launch of its brand new game, A Little Wordy , a sneaky, tile-unscrambling word game for would-be word wizards.
  • A Little Wordy can be enjoyed by players of all ages in either a two person or two team game.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210412005162/en/\nA Little Wordy by Exploding Kittens (Photo: Business Wire)\n\xe2\x80\x9cYou either love word games or you hate them, and I\xe2\x80\x99ve always loved them,\xe2\x80\x9d said Matthew Inman, Co-Creator of Exploding Kittens and Creator of The Oatmeal.
  • After initially seeking to raise $10K through Kickstarter, the Exploding Kittens campaign raised $8.7M in 30 days from 219,000 backers.

Exploding Kittens Launches First Two-Player, Strategic Board Game, Tacocat Spelled Backwards

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 4:01pm

Hit tabletop game creator, Exploding Kittens , today announced its first two-player board game, Tacocat Spelled Backwards , a palindrome-themed duel of wits and tactics that incorporates a fun balance of strategy, luck, and instinct.

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  • Hit tabletop game creator, Exploding Kittens , today announced its first two-player board game, Tacocat Spelled Backwards , a palindrome-themed duel of wits and tactics that incorporates a fun balance of strategy, luck, and instinct.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210301005036/en/
    Tacocat Spelled Backwards by Exploding Kittens (Photo: Business Wire)
    Since we created the original Exploding Kittens game six years ago, Tacocat quickly became one of the most beloved characters.
  • As we look to expand our IP in new ways, the inspiration for Tacocat Spelled Backwards was born, said Elan Lee, Co-Creator and CEO of Exploding Kittens.
  • After initially seeking to raise $10K through Kickstarter, the Exploding Kittens campaign raised $8.7M in 30 days from 219,000 backers.

Exploding Kittens Launches New Fast-Action, Two-Player Game, “A Game of Cat & Mouth”

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 5:01pm

Exploding Kittens , the hit tabletop game creator, today announced its latest product, A Game of Cat & Mouth , a fiercely competitive, magnet-powered, pinballish game.

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  • Exploding Kittens , the hit tabletop game creator, today announced its latest product, A Game of Cat & Mouth , a fiercely competitive, magnet-powered, pinballish game.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201001005294/en/
    Exploding Kittens, the hit tabletop game creator, today announced its latest product, A Game of Cat & Mouth, a fiercely competitive, magnet-powered, pinballish game.
  • Exploding Kittens fans will notice that A Game of Cat & Mouth features one of our most popular feline characters from the original game, Rainbow Ralphing Cat, said Matthew Inman, Co-Creator of Exploding Kittens and Creator of The Oatmeal.
  • While A Game of Cat & Mouth is a two-player game, friends and families can play in a tournament through Exploding Kittens online bracket .

Exploding Kittens Launches First Word-Guessing Game - Poetry for Neanderthals

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:00pm

Exploding Kittens , the hit tabletop game creator, today announced the release of its latest card game, Poetry for Neanderthals, a word-guessing party game, where teams earn points by correctly figuring out words and phrases.

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  • Exploding Kittens , the hit tabletop game creator, today announced the release of its latest card game, Poetry for Neanderthals, a word-guessing party game, where teams earn points by correctly figuring out words and phrases.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200622005123/en/
    Poetry for Neanderthals game launches from makers of Exploding Kittens (Photo: Business Wire)
    Poetry for Neanderthals was born when two friends introduced me to a word game they invented, where each player had to describe a life experience using only single syllable words," said Elan Lee, Co-Creator of Exploding Kittens.
  • Poetry for Neanderthals gives both Poets and Neanderthals a chance to challenge themselves to think outside the box and tap into their own creativity.
  • Started by former Xbox game designer Elan Lee and The Oatmeals founder Matt Inman, Exploding Kittens and its family of games recreates game night for a humorous and fun person-to-person experience.

GumGum Kicks Off 2020 with New Board Appointment Following Record 2019 Earnings and $22M Funding Round

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:21pm

Lichts addition comes as the company ramps up to launch several new technologies in 2020 and on the heels of two key growth milestonesrecord $155M global revenue in 2019 and a $22M Series-D funding round.

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  • Lichts addition comes as the company ramps up to launch several new technologies in 2020 and on the heels of two key growth milestonesrecord $155M global revenue in 2019 and a $22M Series-D funding round.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200213005284/en/
    We are extremely pleased to have Lisa join our board and eagerly await her contributions, said GumGum CEO Phil Schaeder.
  • Licht is currently a marketing and brand partnership consultant for AllBright, Illumination Animation, the Metrograph and Exploding Kittens.
  • The company expects to eclipse its best-ever 2019 revenues with continued global expansion and two new products in 2020.

Exploding Kittens and The Oatmeal Announce Burning Cat, First Annual Convention Celebrating Tabletop Games

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 4:00pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200123005177/en/
    Exploding Kittens and The Oatmeal Announce Burning Cat, First Annual Convention Celebrating Tabletop Games (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Burning Cat is the party weve always wanted to throw, said Elan Lee, Co-Founder of Exploding Kittens.
  • Its a gathering place to discover the best new games and the best people to play them with.
  • Exploding Kittens and other game creators will debut new games, invite people to play life-size versions of current ones, and hold tournaments for nonsensical prizes.
  • Fan Favorites from Exploding Kittens: No Exploding Kittens experience would be the same without some hairy, humongous, and hilarious amusements.

Exploding Kittens Raises Strategic Financing Round From TCG Capital Management to Give Its Fans More Games, More Fun, and More Kittens

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:09pm

In 2015, the duo turned to crowdfunding to get their first game, Exploding Kittens, off the ground and in just 30 days raised $8.8mm from over 219,000 backers.

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  • In 2015, the duo turned to crowdfunding to get their first game, Exploding Kittens, off the ground and in just 30 days raised $8.8mm from over 219,000 backers.
  • Elan, Matt, and the Exploding Kittens team have done the hard work, said Jesse Jacobs, Cofounder and Partner of TCG.
  • We are thrilled to back Exploding Kittens, which will continue to flourish as people look for some levity and fun in their lives.
  • Exploding Kittens, Inc. (Exploding Kittens) is a Los Angeles-based tabletop games company behind the popular tabletop namesake card game Exploding Kittens.