The tabletop game creator Exploding Kittens has announced the launch of its new game, Mantis.

Derived from the popular online comic Why the Mantis Shrimp is my new favourite animal by the Eisner-award winning cartoonist Matthew Inman, fans can enjoy a vibrant new family game that is described as easy to learn and quick to play.

“With simple gameplay and layers of subtle sabotage, Mantis is designed for both kids and adults,” said Matthew, 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.”

Suitable for ages seven and up, Mantis is a colourful cut-throat 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 Exploding Kittens’ A Game of Cat and Mouth winning the Game of the Year category of the 2022 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards, Mantis promises an exciting dose of rainbows and colour for fans this spring.

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

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