Did we mention it's the most-backed Kickstarter project to date?!
How to play: Players take turns drawing cards, hoping that they do not draw an exploding kitten that eliminates them from the game. If a player has a defuse card and draws an exploding kitten, they can distract the kitten with ridiculous options such as cat yoga and laser pointers to stay in the game. Players also play other types of cards to avoid elimination, such as cards to skip their turn, attack other players, or even *secretly* move around exploding kitten cards. The player who has eliminated all their rivals and avoided the cute-but-dangerous kittens is the winner!
Number of players: 2–5, or up to 9 players with 2 decks
Promising review: "I got this for my teenage daughter, and it was both well-received and well-played! This is a quirky, funny, and flexible game that beats the hell out of any electronic games you might be considering as a gift. This little card game provides actual interaction in a light and funny way, plus allows a high amount of silly randomness in the way it's played. Very fun, and fine for 2–4 people. If you want a version for a bigger group, then I'd recommend getting the Imploding Kittens expansion pack. Don't worry, no actual kittens were harmed in the making of this game. Several kittens did barf rainbows, however." —K. Jensen