Number of Players: 2-5
Time: 15 minutes
Introduction to Exploding Kittens
Exploding kittens was first funded through kickstarter in 2015 and since then has become one of the most popular card games for kids and adults. It’s fast paced and explosive game play keeps players on their toes as they try to gain defuse cards and sabotage fellow players in order to be the last person standing. Exploding kittens is truly on of the funniest and craziest card games I have had the pleasure to play and I highly recommend it to casual and non-casual players.
How to Play Exploding Kittens
The aim of exploding kittens is to be the last person alive in a round. Each player starts with a defuse card in had with another few in the deck. Each round a player can play any number of action cards from his or her hand or play collections of cats in order to perform special abilities. At the end of their turn they pick up a card from the deck except for when the play an action card that skips this step. If they draw an exploding kitten, they must play a defuse card. If they don’t have a defuse card they are out of the round. If they don’t draw an exploding kitten, the turn moves to the next player.
The best way to win is to try and steal defuses from other players and then, while they are defenseless, make them draw an exploding kitten. The last person left in the game is declared the winner and you can reshuffle and play again for more kitten madness!
Notes on Exploding Kittens
Exploding kittens is one of my favorite card games and I own both the original and NSFW edition. I play either version with friends or family and I have found it to be an easy go-to gift if I need to get one for someone in a hurry. The fun game play and crazy art style has won over so many people I know and I’m sure it will win you over to.