Exploding Kittens launches new ‘Exploding Minions’ card game

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

Leading game and entertainment company Exploding Kittens is launching its first licensed game, Exploding Minions, in collaboration with Illumination and Universal Brand Development.

Exploding Minions
Images courtesy of Exploding Kittens

Inspired by the successful Minions animated franchise, the themed edition of the award-winning Exploding Kittens card game with new illustrations by The Oatmeal is fun for both kids and adults.

“We’re excited to combine one of the biggest card games with Illumination’s 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.”

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Best for players ages 7+, the family-friendly version of the original “Russian Roulette-style” card game requires participants to take turns drawing cards while trying to evade the Exploding Minions.

Players can avoid exploding by using favorite cards like “Defuse,” “Nope,” and “See the Future,” as well as the brand new “Clone Card.” The last player to survive without exploding wins.

For more information on how to play, check out this video narrated by Dr. Nefario from “Despicable Me” (played by Russell Brand):

Exploding Minions - How to Play

Exploding Minions launches on June 28, 2021, and will be available for $19.99 at Target (retail stores and online) and from the Exploding Kittens website. The game will also be available at Walmart later this summer.

Click here for more information.

Exploding Minions: a card game for people who are into bananas and explosions and flaming unicorns.

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