The Oatmeal Kickstarter “Exploding Kittens” Blows Up

by on 21/01/2015


Exploding Kittens is a prime example of what happens when you combine three things the internet loves- namely cats, The Oatmeal and crowdfunding.

The card game (thought up by the trio of Elan Lee , Shane Small and Matthew Inman) features Inman’s instantly recognisable art seen on the phenomenally popular website The Oatmeal. The Kickstarter campaign has quite aptly exploded, managing to rack up over $1m in pledges in just 24 hours and it’s still climbing, currently sitting at a hefty  1.5 million.

The game is simple,

Exploding Kittens is a highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette.  Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the game. The deck is made up of cards that let you avoid exploding by peeking at cards before you draw, forcing your opponent to draw multiple cards, or shuffling the deck.

Anyone interested in the game which involves catnip sandwiches and weaponized enchiladas amongst other things should check out Exploding Kittens Kickstarter.