Exploding Kittens® First Edition

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Exploding Kittens is the brainchild of Elan Lee, Matthew Iman (creator of The Oatmeal) and Shane Small. Created in 2015, it is one of the most backed and funded Kickstarter projects, with 219,382 backers raising a whopping sum of $8,782,571!

Its popularity can be credited to its ridiculously simple concept that allows players to pick up easily and its adorable artwork. It is one of those party games that you look forward to bringing out when you are hosting game night with your friends.

Product Description

  • Limited Edition Box meows every time it's opened - take a listen below
  • Original all-ages game
  • Family-friendly, party game for 2-5 players (up to 9 players with 2 decks)
  • Includes 56 cards (2.5" x 3.5"), box, and instructions
  • Box features a magnetic clasp and an empty space for sleeved cards or another 56-card deck


2015 Golden Geek Best Party Board Game Nominee


  • All 4 Exploding Kittens cards and 6 Defuse cards should be removed before players get their cards.
  • Each player gets 4 random cards from the remaining shuffled pile and a Defuse card.
  • Next, insert the Exploding Kittens cards back into the pile. The number of Exploding Kittens in the game should be one less than the number of players.
  • Any additional Defuse cards should be inserted back into the pile.
  • Shuffle the deck and this is now your draw pile.


Nested among a deck of cards a mix of some innocuous cards and exploding kittens.

At each turn: you can choose to play as many actions as you wish or none at all. Your turn ends when you draw a card from the draw pile. The number of cards you have on hand does not matter.

Playing Exploding Kittens

When someone draws an exploding kitten, he can play a Defuse card to save himself. Otherwise, he is considered dead and is eliminated from the game.

Exploding Kittens Card SamplesPlaying Exploding Kittens - Boom

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The game is also made exciting with other special cards like See The Future (peek at the top 3 cards of the deck), Nope (stop the action of another player) and Attack (end your turn without drawing a card and force the next player to take 2 turns).

Exploding Kittens Action Card Samples

The game continues until there is a single surviving player left, who is the winner of the game!

Using strategy and wits, a player must attempt to play their cards such that other players end up with the exploding kittens while he or she escapes unscathed.

Exploding Kittens is essentially a Russian Roulette injected with a cute feline twist. It is an outlandish, hilarious, and silly game that will definitely make you laugh out loud. And if kitties, explosions, and goat butts are your thing, then this game is the one for you.

Exploding Kittens Cat Card Samples Section Break Graphic

Like what you see? Take a look at the video below for more information!  


Age                        7+

No. Players           2 - 5

Time                      15 mins

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