Exploding Kittens Card Game On Kickstarter

The Oatmeal, the popular web comic series, is running a Kickstarter campaign for Exploding Kittens, their new card game of… well… the name sort of says it all, doesn’t it?
The game just launched today and it’s well over 10x funded already. There’s still 30 days left to go to check it out.

Update: Make that more than 33x funded.
We could be looking at the new highest-funded card game here.

Update 2: Possibly one of the biggest starts ever for a Kickstarter campaign. You should be checking this out already by now. What’s wrong with you if you haven’t? I mean, come on!!!

Update 3: More than 36x funded.


From the campaign:

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.

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.

The game was created by Elan Lee (Xbox, ARGs), Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), and Shane Small (Xbox, Marvel). We think this game combines all the things we’re best at creating, and and put together this Kickstarter campaign because we can’t build this without you.

So if you’re into card games or laser beams or weaponized enchiladas, please help us make this game a reality. We think you’ll love it as much as we do.

Hugs and enchilada kisses,

-Elan, Matt, and Shane.

  • Jared_M

    Insane. Congratulations to them for all of the success…in an hour!

  • shiny

    Baby Azathoth in a jumper – 700k and climbing.

    The Oatmeal for Emperor.

  • nighthaunter666

    been watching the KS page, they couldn’t keep up with this rate of cash influx if they were actually printing money instead of playing cards.

  • entil_zar

    As much as I’m tempted to pledge, the postage for sending to europe (or god forbids Australia) is just to high (almost 50% of the pledge with just one game).

    With this much money they already made the makers really should consider other/cheaper rates of shipping

  • Gallant

    It’s kind of depressing at this point to sit and just watch the money ticker count up. Anyone really thinking that this is going to be a good game?

  • blkdymnd

    Will it be a great game? No. Will it be a fun game for $20? Yeah, most likely. Cheer up little buckaroo