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.

Creat​ed 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 t​he 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.

Exploding Kittens is a paid app in which optional game features may be purchased with real money. You must be at least 13 years old to download and play. There is also an option to compete online against strangers and resulting data transfer charges may apply. Player usernames and expressions are their own. Exploding Kittens, LLC is not responsible for and does not endorse player usernames or expressions. For our privacy policy, visit

What's New

Version 3.3.1

***steal a card bug fixed***

Have no friends?
Scared of strangers?
We won't judge. In fact, we'll help you celebrate your hermetic life choices. New in this build of Exploding Kittens is your chance to play against three different cat-bots built specifically to test your skills and help revel in your glorious social isolation.

Also we squashed a bunch of bugs and you can now play on your iPhone X.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.2K Ratings
3.2K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

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.

miss esby

Was drunk when I did this review

I was playing this game with myself on the expert mode and I got the exploding kitten and I put it on the bottom and I had two cards left and I drew the exploding kitten. This means that the algorithm is programmed to cheat people from their wins. I should’ve won that game but I didn’t because the people who should have made sure that the Exploding kitten was on the bottom did not so now I’m really mad at the stupid game even though it’s one of my favorite games I have ever play mine whole entire life. Mostly because of the sound effects and also the cool weird cards. But I’m still mad that I lost the game so that’s why I’m giving it a two star review because I should’ve won the game because I know where I put the exploding kittens and then I drew it and I shouldn’t have brought it because there was two cars left. So they’re just trying to cheat you. But I still love the oatmeal. Also this may be a drunk review.

I’m going to go ahead and put five reviews as I know I’m drunk and I’m just mad at the game that I’ve lost. And also I don’t know what else. Nobody’s gonna read this so doesn’t matter. My life is terrible. But that’s OK because I have this game.


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.


Exploding Kittens LLC
215.8 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
  1. Party Expansion Pack $1.99
  2. Betrayal Expansion Deck $1.99
  3. Animals Avatar Pack $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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