I really like to try to get people to play games that I enjoy playing, but I know that a dungeon crawl or tactical board game isn’t for everyone.  I am happy to see that more companies are trying to reach a more casual audience.  Stone Blade, famous for the Ascension games, has just released a new party game, You Gotta Be Kitten Me!

Stone Blade Entertainment and Ultra PRO today released You Gotta Be Kitten Me!, a fast-paced casual card game featuring cute puppies and kittens wearing adorable accessories. You Gotta Be Kitten Me! is available now for $9.99 via yougottabekittenme.com and local retailers.

You Gotta Be Kitten Me! is a crossover between Liar’s Dice and the classic card game matching colors and numbers along with Wild Cards. You Gotta Be Kitten Me! starts with players guessing the quantity of accessories or colors in each player’s hand combined. Accessories worn by the cuddly cats and dogs include hats, glasses and bow ties. As the game progresses, players either raise the card bid or challenge another player. Gamers who bid wrong and are challenged, lose a card and the last remaining player with cards wins the game.

“We wanted to create a game that both our core gamers and more casual players could pick up and play,” said Justin Gary, Founder and CEO, Stone Blade Entertainment. “You Gotta Be Kitten Me! features the depth of strategy combined with the fun, irresistible theme of adorable kittens and puppies wearing their best accessories.”

You Gotta Be Kitten Me! includes 55 game cards, a rulebook and one reminder card for players 10 years old and up. For more information on You Gotta Be Kitten Me!, please visit YouGottaBeKittenMe.com.

This obviously isn’t going to make someone jump into a game like Descent Second Edition, but at least it sounds like there are a few more interesting choices than your typical matching game.  Besides, you can tell your friends it’s almost like watching cat videos on YouTube!  Look for this little filler available now.