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Meet ‘Exploding Kittens,’ the hilarious card game currently ‘exploding’ on Kickstarter

Kickstarter: The Oatmeal's Exploding Kittens Card Game

Exploding Kittens is the name of a new card game that has taken Kickstarter by storm, coming from famed comic The Oatmeal, who partnered up with Elan Lee and Shane Small to create what appears to be an insanely humorous game for players of all ages, although a NSFW version of the game is also available. The game reached its $10,000 funding goal in just 20 minutes after being listed, and it topped $2,500,000 in pledges with almost a full month to go.

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Exploding Kittens is all about avoiding the exploding kittens cards which take you out of the game instantly. To do so, the player has to use all the cards in his or her arsenal and delay the inevitable exploding outcome.

Even simpler explained, “Exploding Kittens is a highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette,” as the creators wrote on the project’s Kickstarter page.

The cheapest Exploding Kittens deck costs $20, though for $15 more will also get you an extra deck, the NSFW edition. The game should be shipped to backers starting July.

A video showing what you can expect from Exploding Kittens follows below.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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