There is no better combination than tacos and cats, unless of course if you pair Tacocat with a brand new board game! Exploding Kittens just announced its first two-player board game, Tacocat Spelled Backwards. This palindrome-themed duel of wits and tactics is a game of strategy, luck and instinct.
Players aim to outsmart one another in battles to win the ultimate prize, Tacocat. The game can be played as a quick round or can be double-downed with strategic combos. With its portable, open design, players can go head-to-head anytime, anywhere.
“Since we created the original Exploding Kittens game six years ago, Tacocat quickly became one of the most beloved characters. As we look to expand our IP in new ways, the inspiration for ‘Tacocat Spelled Backwards’ was born,” said Elan Lee, Co-Creator and CEO of Exploding Kittens. “We don’t often see strategy games that are made specifically for two players and for the entire family, and that’s what we set out to create.”
Tacocat is a game of clever card matchups in a box that is also the board with a cat who is also a taco. Players can win duels by playing cards of matching or higher value to defend their hand (or be forced to sacrifice their lowest card). On the final card, whoever has the lowest value card wins the round, bringing Tacocat closer to their side.
The game features a foldable box with spaces that spell out “Tacocat,” seven palindromes (a word or phrase that reads the same backward as forward tiles), 38 hilariously illustrated palindrome cards and one Tacocat token.
Tacocat Spelled Backwards is available exclusively at ExplodingKittens.com and Target for $14.99.