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Exploding Kittens is one of Will’s favorite games. He learned to play it at Boy Scouts and has since taught all of us how to play. it is so much fun. Exploding kittens is the perfect card game for adults, teens and kids who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams (and sometimes goats). It basically is a highly strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian roulette. If you draw an exploding kitten, you lose. However, there are some cards you can use to circumvent that. This gift favorite takes 5 minutes to learn, 15 minutes to play, is for 2-5 players (ages 7+) and includes 56 cards, box and instructions.
Imploding Kittens is the first expansion pack of Exploding Kittens and includes 20 new cards and a human sized “Cone of Shame.” The first player to forget whose turn comes next will become a human direction indicator and must wear the Cone of Shame for the rest of the game (which is beyond funny!). This is not a standalone game – it requires a copy of Exploding Kittens to play. It expands the core deck from 5 to 6 players.
Barking Kittens is the third expansion to the record-breaking game, Exploding Kittens. Each card features illustrations by Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal. This expansion pack includes a wearable cat crown (you know you want one) and includes a pair of Barking Kittens cards that allow players to combine their hands to one’s advantage and the other’s disadvantage This is not a standalone game—it requires a copy of Exploding Kittens to play.
This game is awesome with or without the expansion packs. However, I recommend it all!