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WANTED: 60 Families for our Exploding Kittens Family Games Night Challenge!


Calling all families, parents, grandparents, and tweens! Get ready to unleash the awesomeness of board games and card games and show the world what a blast they can be! Forget about the old-school Monopoly, UNO, and Scrabble. It’s time to dive into an exciting realm of mind-blowing games that will rock the socks off your modern-day crew of family and friends!

So get your game face on because it’s time to shake up family games night big time and we’d love you to join us!

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Thanks to the fantastic team at Exploding Kittens, we are on the hunt for 60 Family Games Night Hosts to trial and review five modern board and card games.

One lucky family will even WIN A YEAR’S WORTH OF FAMILY BOARD GAMES, valued at over $500!

Want in on the fun? It’s easy! Simply fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will get in touch. But first, let’s take a closer look at what games are on the menu.

Who will win our Family Games Night Challenge? Source: Supplied

Modern games for modern families

If you haven’t heard of Exploding Kittens before, then allow us to introduce you to this incredible company.

Exploding Kittens started eight years ago with the first game – also called Exploding Kittens – and since then, has erupted into a megadome of hilarious gaming and puzzling fun.

They’ve got some incredible games under their wings – some of which you will get to review – all designed to inspire people to connect, laugh, and play fun games together. Their goal is to bring back the family games night but with a fresh twist that not only entertains but also makes the people you’re playing with more entertaining.

We expect Throw Throw Burrito will be a hot favourite! Source: Supplied

We adore the classic board games but the Exploding Kittens games go above and beyond the basics and this is why they are such a hit around the world.

Their games are quick-to-learn, easy-to-play and ideal for kids 7+ including tweens and teens. They are also great for adult games nights and bring a whole new element of gaming fun to the table.

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Exploding Kittens will have you laughing! Source: Supplied

Let’s meet five of the games in the mix for our family games night! 

GAME 1:  Exploding Kittens

It’s the game that started it all. Exploding Kittens is a kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette and UNO combined but with goats, magical enchiladas and kittens that can kill you.

Exploding Kittens Games for Family Games Night
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Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the game. The deck is made up of cards that let you avoid exploding by peeking at cards before you draw, forcing your opponent to draw multiple cards or shuffling the deck.

The stakes get higher with every card you play. The fewer cards, the more chance you’ll draw a kitten and explode. #BOOM! It’s a great game for the whole family and delivers a deck full of cheeky fun.

The game that started it all, Exploding Kittens is sure to be a winner! Source: Supplied

GAME 2: Throw Throw Burrito 

Throw Throw Burrito lets you chuck burritos at your kids and friends. No jokes. It’s pretty much the best stress-relieving game in the history of the world and is absolutely hilarious too.

Exploding Kittens Games Night - Throw Throw Burrito
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The game is both a card game and a game of dodgeball – the first of its kind. Try to collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while simultaneously ducking, dodging, and throwing squishy airborne burritos. The cards you collect earn points, but getting hit by flying burritos loses them. So clear some space and put away the antiques, because you’ve never played a card game quite like this before.

Watch out for flying burritos! Source: Supplied

GAME 3: Poetry for Neanderthals 

For the word nerds out there, this one has your name written all over it! It’s similar to the game Taboo, where players earn points by helping their teammates guess words and phrases.

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One syllable words for the win with Poetry for Neanderthals. Source: Supplied


However, there are a few catches. Neanderthal Poets can only use one-syllable words.  If you don’t, you get hit with a stick. A 2-foot inflatable club, to be exact. Wholesome, hilarious fun!

Get ready for quick action or be bonked! Source: Supplied

GAME 4: Happy Salmon

90 seconds is all it takes to play Happy Salmon but trust us, you’ll want to keep playing over and over again. The goal is to get everyone moving and laughing in under two minutes.

Happy Salmon game by Exploding Kittens
A quick game’s a good game with Happy Salmon! Source: Supplied

Each player gets a stack of cards. Every card has a simple action that requires a partner. Players frantically shout their actions looking for matching players. When they find a match, they both complete the action and discard their used cards. The first player to finish all of their cards wins!

GAME 5: Mantis

Mantis is a colourfully cutthroat card game of rainbows and revenge. It combines the simplicity of Uno with the depth of Gin Rummy and is a great game for the competitive gamers out there.

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The up-and-down rollercoaster that is Mantis! Source: Supplied

There are only two rules: Steal or Score. You collect matching sets of cards by stealing from your opponents. You feel good about things, then not so good about things as opponents steal your cards back. Repeat this emotional rollercoaster until somebody wins the game.

Host your own family games night and play along!

Check out the entire Exploding Kittens games range which includes Exploding Kittens, Throw Throw Burrito, Poetry for Neanderthals, Happy Salmon and Mantis, plus heaps more. Get your family together, put away the devices and get ready for a night of laughter and fun making memories!

Shop in-store at Target, Big W, Kmart or online at Amazon Australia for all your family entertainment needs! 

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Family Games Masters Wanted

Be sure to also enter to become one of our Exploding Kittens Games Hosts and receive a family board game bundle free to trial, review and play over and over again. We are searching for 60 families to join us – one lucky family will be crowned our Games Master Winner and receive a Year’s Worth of Family Games thanks to Exploding Kittens. 

Get ready for all the hilarious fun if you’re chosen for our challenge! Source: Supplied

As a Games Night Host, you will receive:

One of three Games Night Bundles, valued at $110 to $115 each depending on the games included. We can’t tell you which game you’ll be receiving but there are three bundles, each one coming with everything you need to host an epic games night!

  • THE KITTEN BUNDLE: includes Exploding Kittens, Happy Salmon and Mantis
  • THE BURRITO BUNDLE: includes Throw Throw Burrito, Happy Salmon and Mantis
  • THE PARTY BUNDLE: includes Poetry for Neanderthals, Happy Salmon and Mantis
We bet Throw Throw Burrito will be a hot favourite! Source: Supplied

More about Family Games Night:

If successful, our family games night hosts will be sent comprehensive instructions on what we need from them. In summary, though, we’ll need you to:

  1. PLAY! Set up a games night with your tribe and bring on the fun! Invite your mates to join if you’d like or get the kids involved. Grab some snacks and drinks and make a night out of it. It’s important that you play all three games in your set so that you can accurately review each game.
  2. SNAP SOME PICS: Take great photos of the games bundle when it arrives, in and out of the box, how the games look when they are set up and of course, during your Family Games Night. Take pics of the product as well as everyone playing and capture the essence of your night.
  3. SHARE ON YOUR SOCIALS: Upload your fave pic(s) or video to your strongest social platform (IG, FB or TikTok) using the hashtags: #explodingkittens #familygamesnight and tag Mum Central. Make sure you set it to public as we will need to see this as part of your competition entry.
  4. COMPLETE OUR ONLINE SURVEY: After playing all three games, we’d like you to complete our online survey, share your thoughts on each of the games, add the links to your social media posts and then rate your experience.
  5. Sit tight while we judge all our entries to CROWN OUR FAMILY GAMES NIGHT WINNER!! 👑

apply to reviewFill out the form below to become one of our Exploding Kittens Family Games Hosts and potentially be crowned our Games Master winner. 

Thank you. Applications have now closed.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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