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.
- Cross-platform play working between all versions of Exploding Kittens.
Play with everyone, regardless of device!
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.
Better Played With Others
I love this game in general and was so happy to get the app. The game is really fun and I would highly recommend paying for the other decks (the last one is my favorite!). If you can get your friends to play that will be cool, and now during quarantine a lot of people are playing playing the online version so plenty of games to play. DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME ALONE! You don’t need that frustration. The AI with this game is very tricky and the fact you have to win a certain amount to move to the next level...it’s nerve wracking. Before, I didn’t notice but playing a lot this week I picked up on some AI trickery. I know this sounds like a kid screaming “the game is cheating” but a few times I saw something that was very confusing or thought I was going crazy then I knew something was up when I had the ability to arrange 5 cards. I put the card I wanted first and placed the kitten next for the AI to pick up (2nd spot) and put another kitten in the fourth spot. So, first & third were cards I wanted. I pulled my card and got the one I wanted and that’s when the switch happened. The AI pulled a card and nothing happen and then I pulled a card and it was the exploding kitten....boom...game over. Total deception but why??? Glitch maybe? Fix it if so.
Update: I did the 5 card switch again and the AI drew but didn’t get the exploding so I switched the top card for the bottom card and still got an exploding kitten and lost the game.
Good But Different
Exploding Kittens is an absolutely great game to play with your friends. Playing with strangers doesn’t get the same kind of feel. And playing alone is just the same thing over and over. The card game I find a wonderful better game. For two particular reasons, The first reason is the lack of cards. The game is missing two cards. The first is the nope card. I love this card and I think it was a main part of the original. With the nope they could have a super nope in one of the expansions that couldn’t be noped again. The second card is the cat cards. Cat cards use to have combos but now they all just steal a card. Now I don’t think a mobile game should have that complexity but maybe the cat cards should have maybe two actions and you can choose which one your cat card is doing. The second thing is the expansions. I think the Barking Kittens And Imploding Kittens expansions would be excellent for the digital game. Also I feel like the game is overall overpriced. I feel like each expansion should only be a dollar. I also think all avatar packs should be a dollar as the science vs religion is cool and all but I mean it’s a slight cosmetic difference. The single player needs improvement maybe more cats to fight that would do unique things like summon a exploding kitten. And custom decks. The last thing is just stuff that they would add like an avatar frame. The game should be updated more frequently.
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- Exploding Kittens LLC
- 263.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Copyright © 2016 Exploding Kittens, Inc.
- 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.