Exploding Kittens announces two new games and jigsaw launch

Published on: 2nd August 2021

Throw Throw Avocado and Exploding Kittens: Recipes for Disaster are the latest launches from the tabletop creator, which is also adding jigsaw puzzles to its range.

Exploding Kittens has announced the expansion of its two most successful franchises with the release of Throw Throw Avocado and Exploding Kittens: Recipes for Disaster, and is also entering new territory with the addition of jigsaw puzzles.

Recipes for Disaster is the ultimate collection of favourite cards from the entire Exploding Kittens library in one box. New fans and experienced Exploding Kittens players can use the Recipe Booklets inside to play Exploding Kittens in new ways, such as a two-minute version, or the most brutal ever version of the game. The game includes an all-new Cone of Shame: a human-sized turn indicator worn around the neck during gameplay to punish players who forget whose turn it is. Recipes for Disaster is the seventh rendition in the Exploding Kittens franchise, which also now includes the company’s first licensed title, Exploding Minions.

Throw Throw Avocado joins the popular Throw Throw line-up as the latest dodgeball card game, while Recipes for Disaster introduces a collection of 13 new ways to play the original explosive card game.

As well as the new games, Exploding Kittens is also launching jigsaw puzzles which feature 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-favourite games with a new twist.”

Throw Throw Avocado is suitable for players aged seven and up and is the standalone sequel to Exploding Kittens’ Throw Throw Burrito, which was the company’s highest grossing individual game in 2020. It features new gameplay and battle cards, and a secret bonus game that unlocks when fans combine Throw Throw Avocado with Throw Throw Burrito. Just like the first game in the franchise, the concept combines dodgeball and card-based play and gives players the chance to throw squishy avocados at other players.

Exploding Kittens continues to go from strength to strength, having recently announced the acquisition of popular, fast-paced card game, Happy Salmon, from North Star Games. The company is reimagining Happy Salmon with an Exploding Kittens twist and re-releasing the game this November.

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