Games: Exploding Kittens – Original Edition
- Core Set: Exploding Kittens
- Manufacturer: Exploding Kittens, Asmodee, Ad Magic, Inc
- No of Players: 2-5
- Playing Time: 15 Minutes
- Minimum Age: 7+
- Release Date: 2015
“A Card Game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.”
Exploding Kittens is a hilarious and highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players take turns drawing cards from the deck 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. The deck is made up of cards that help you to try and avoid exploding by peeking at cards before you draw, forcing your opponent to draw multiple cards, or shuffling the deck.
The game gets more and more intense with each card you draw because fewer cards left in the deck means a greater chance of drawing the kitten and exploding in a fiery ball of feline hyperbole.