Mantis | Source: Exploding Kittens

Parents and kids can now indulge in a card game of rainbows … and revenge!

Tabletop game creator Exploding Kittens has launched a new tabletop game, Mantis, derived from the popular comic Why the Mantis Shrimp is my new favorite animal by cartoonist Matthew Inman.

Though designed for kids ages 7 and up, Mantis has the simplicity of UNO and the depth of Gin Rummy, making it suitable for both kids and adults, according to Inman, co-creator of Exploding Kittens.

Just like the undersea predator it’s named after, Mantis is a colorful and cutthroat card game with only two rules: steal or score. In this 2-6 player game, each player starts with four cards facing up so the entire group can see them. Even though the cards in the draw pile are face-down, their backs have colorful 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!

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In addition, Exploding Kittens is also announcing the start of its Youth Program outreach, which provides select summer camps and youth organizations with Exploding Kittens games for free. Organizations looking to participate can join the waitlist.

Families can snatch Mantis up exclusively at Target for $19.99.

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Khue Nguyen

Khue Nguyen

Khue (Ken) Nguyen is an Editorial Intern at the Toy Insider, the Toy Book and the Pop Insider, where he helps cover the latest news in toys and pop culture. He’s also a part-time editor for a local newspaper in Columbia, Missouri. As a self-proclaimed Asian foodie, Ken enjoys roaming the downtown area of Columbia looking for a steaming bowl of noodle soup or a sizzling plate of stir fry whenever he’s not working.