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A card game

for people who are into

kittens and explosions

and laser beams

and sometimes goats.

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What is this?

This is the card game that made Kickstarter history.

Created by Elan Lee (Xbox, ARGs), Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), and Shane Small (Xbox, Marvel), Exploding Kittens made history when it became the most-backed game in Kickstarter history and the campaign with the most number of backers, ever.

It is a highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game — unless that player has a Defuse card, which can defuse the kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches. All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the Exploding Kittens.

How it works:


You put the cards face down on the table and take turns drawing from them.

If you draw a Kitten card, you explode.


When you explode, you die and you are out of the game.


(Which is a bad thing)




You play a Defuse card which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers and catnip sandwiches.




you can play various cards to skip your turn, attack other players, peek at the deck, or secretly relocate* the Exploding Kittens.


* Relocating an Exploding Kitten card to a new location in the deck lets you form complex, fun, and cruel strategies against other players.




You can play cat cards, which are different from Exploding Kittens.


Cat cards activate special powers when played as multiples.



The gameplay


is unique because the longer you play, the greater your odds of exploding and the more intense the game gets.


The game mechanics were designed by two seasoned game designers:


Elan Lee & Shane Small.


The cards were written and illustrated by


The Oatmeal.



Holy smokes!

That looks like fun.


How do I get in on this crazy combustive cat action?

I see you.

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