Matthew Inman of the online comic The Oatmeal has collaborated with Elan Lee and Shane Small to create a card game called Exploding Kittens. The campaign has 30 days to go, but don’t worry about funding. The team reached its goal of $10,000 within eight minutes of launch. Goodness me.
Exploding Kittens is a press-your-luck card game for two to four players ages 8 and up. Each round last between 10 and 20 minutes and the rules look very simple. Fans of The Oatmeal will love the artwork and humor. Players draw from the draw pile, one at a time, until someone gets the “Exploding Kitten card,” at which point they’re out. However, other cards like the Laser Pointer and Catnip Sandwich can protect you, will still others let you devise a strategy to protect yourself and endanger your friends. If you’re playing without the kiddies, check out the “NSFW Deck” that’s available as a backer reward.
I’m going to back this as I love The Oatmeal and card games. I only hope I don’t explode.