New ways to play! Play with friends or strangers in online play, or play offline with friends face-to-face!
Exploding Kittens, the most-funded game in Kickstarter history, is now available for iOS.
Created by Elan Lee (Xbox, ARGs), Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), and Shane Small (Xbox, Marvel).
- Exploding Kittens is a multiplayer card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.
- Play with 2 to 5 players across multiple phones in the same room, or online with friends or strangers
- All art illustrated by The Oatmeal
- New cards exclusive to the digital version of Exploding Kittens
- The digital version of the most backed game in Kickstarter history
In this highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette, players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game -- unless that player has a Defuse card, which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches. All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the Exploding Kittens.
The epidemic of Kittens taking their clothes off is upon us! Introducing The Streaking Kitten Pack. This new bundle of cards unlocks super powers like being able to hold a Kitten in your hand without exploding, throwing away your garbage cards, and skipping all your turns at once!
But wait, there’s more:
- Intelligence upgrade for all three levels of single player bots
- Kitty Cat Butt Butt is even more brutal - players now lose the cards they play by accident
- Players can now join an ongoing round of private games between friends
- The same Kitten infused bug quashing as usual
Ratings and Reviews
Switch on the laser pointer! Scoop the litter! Rub the belly of the all-seeing Pig-a-Corn! This mobile version of the insanely irreverent card game brings the fatal felines to our devices, along with a few purr-fect new twists. The hysterical illustrations by Matthew Inman (creator of The Oatmeal) spring to life with animation and sound—and a meter that tracks the chance of drawing an exploding kitten makes the game even more hilariously tense. Played face-to-face with friends or online against strangers, it’s surprisingly strategic and cat-astrophically fun.
Maybe fun for children, but not as much for adults or on the fifth game
First, about Exploding Kittens, the game just boils down to luck and how many cards you manage to accrue towards the end of the game. It is fun the first few times, but once you understand basic chance and the importance of saving your cards to save your life or screw others in endgame (and don’t get unlucky early on), there is not much to do. I suppose the simplicity is deliberate, but I often find that one player might win by an absurdly large margin (i.e. he or she ends up hoarding all of the cards). It’s not as though sometimes you get bad luck, sometimes others get bad luck, and it ends up evening out a little. Not at all. There seems to be a frontier at which you might as well just give up, not because you played poorly but because that’s just how the game is. I consider this poor balancing, so even though the simplicity is deliberate, even though there is randomness, I don’t feel it’s a very well thought through game.
Second, the mobile app does not incorporate all of the game mechanics of the card game. As other reviewers have noted, card combination rules are missing. These rules actually add a layer of complexity which you can perhaps use to your advantage if others haven’t quite gotten the hang of how to properly leverage them.
Awesome addicting game!
This is an awesome game and very addicting I don’t mind the paying for the game part. The only thing ... if you guys actually do read these lol or care ha I’d say if there was any way maybe you could create a way where u earn avatars for winning a certain about of times or using a a card a certain amount of times. In the beginning I kept playing over and over thinking I’d achieve an unlock an avatar but nothing happen after finally realizing they all had different prices and needed to be purchased. Purchasing Was the only way to get them. If you would like my input I’d say give users like prizes for playing and winning or even just playing it would keep people playing a lot more ! But other than that I really do love the game I do own the board game but nowadays people don’t like sitting dealing with cards and the mess and what not lol so me and my kids and family all play together on our phones when we get together and it’s just as fun if not better! Bathroom breaks u can take ur phone and not annoy everyone else cause they have to stop! Lol love it though thanks guys !!!! A+++++ in my book!!!
- Exploding Kittens LLC
- 236 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Copyright © 2016 Exploding Kittens, LLC.
- In-App Purchases
- Party Expansion Pack $1.99
- Betrayal Expansion Deck $1.99
- Animals Avatar Pack $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.