This Card Game Has Exploding Kittens and Killer Back Hair
Last week, Bloomberg Business announced that the card game Exploding Kittens was Kickstarter's third biggest campaign of 2015, with 219,382 backers that pledged a total of $9 million (the original campaign goal was only set for $10,000). The game came out just behind the Travel Jacket and the Pebble Time Smartwatch in the rankings.
Exploding Kittens was fully funded in February, and began shipping in July of this year.
"This is a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats," the Kickstarter says.
The object of the game is to avoid drawing the exploding kitten card (which means game over for the unlucky recipient), all the while strategizing with action cards that feature a "tacocat," a rainbow-ralphing cat and thousand-year back hair.
Exploding Kittens was dreamed up by Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal and game designers Shane Small and Elan Lee, who have worked for companies such as Xbox, so even though it's weird, we imagine that it's probably pretty fun - these guys definitely know what they're doing.
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