Exploding Kittens launches new game with award-winning magician Penn Jillette


You’re lying Is an honest-to-kindness game over lies

LOS ANGELES, November 01, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Exploding Kittens, the leader in entertainment and games, announced the launch of its new game, You lie Sack, which is a one-of-a-kind collaboration with Penn Jillette of legendary magical duo Penn & Teller. Drawing inspiration from Jillette’s career, You’re lying is an honest game about lying where players either bluff or tell the truth.

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Exploding Kittens and Penn Jillette of legendary magic duo Penn & Teller today launched a new game, You Lying Sack, an honest game about lying where players either bluff or tell the truth. (Photo: BusinessWire)

“Although I have made my living as a magician, I’m really just a professional liar playing between truth and lies – and that was the inspiration for the game,” said Jillette, professional magician and artist. “You’re lying is to lie, deceive and defraud your friends and family. You’ll have to do some mental gymnastics to win the game, as the best liar wins.”

Ideal for ages 7 and up You’re lying is a strategic game where opponents not only play the game, but compete against each other. Players reach into the Lying Sack, grab a “good thing” or a “bad thing” in their clenched fist, then look each opponent in the eye and either bluff or tell the truth. If someone is convinced to take the item, then that player’s turn is over, but if no one agrees to take it, that player must keep it. Players who collect 10 wrong things are eliminated and the last player standing wins the game!

“Everything you love about Penn is in this box,” said Elan Lee, CEO and co-creator of Exploding Kittens. “​We worked with Penn to design a game that celebrates the skill required to trick a friend. We knew we were done with the design the moment Penn finished playing a game and shouted, ‘Let’s Play! Again ! ” “

You’re lying is built on the mischievous joy of outsmarting people, bluffing and getting away with it, and the AH-HA moment of figuring out someone’s lying. The game takes five minutes to learn, 15 minutes to play, and up to 5 people can join in the fun. You’re lying includes one good thing, 50 bad things, the lying bag, the dice and a game board.

You’re lying is available on ExplodingKittens.com for $19.99 and at Walmart in January 2023. For more information on how to play, watch this video.

About explosive kittens

Exploding Kittens is a leading games and entertainment company whose mission is to inspire people to connect, laugh and play fun games in the physical world. After initially seeking to raise $10,000 via Kickstarter, the Exploding Kittens campaign raised $8.7 million in 30 days from 219,000 backers. To date, Exploding Kittens is the most backed project in Kickstarter history and has sold over 20 million games.

Launched by former Xbox game designer Elan Lee and The Oatmeal founder Matthew Inman, Exploding Kittens and his family of games seek to transform traditional game night into an entertaining, person-to-person experience. Today, nearly 30 games are available for purchase, an exclusive Exploding Kittens mobile game for Netflix subscribers, a free app, Kitty Letter, and an Exploding Kittens mobile app available on iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch.

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