I first came to learn about Exploding Kittens earlier this year through entering a drawing competition on Twitter and won the third prize! I won a hairy potato cat stuffed toy! It was then that I took interest to find out about the Exploding Kittens game!
Exploding Kittens is a card game for people who are into kittens and is a highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. This is a super cute and fun game that will appeal to all! It is suitable for two to five players, and for aged seven and above. It comes in a small box containing 56 cards and instructions, so is great for travel.
If you don’t want to read the instructions, why not watch this video which explains it to you. It is very simple! We didn’t even need a trial run before starting the game! Do check out their website for details: https://www.explodingkittens.com/pages/instructions
Remove all the Exploding Kittens and Defuse cards from the deck. Shuffle the remaining deck and deal four cards face down to each player. Each player will get 1 Defuse card so that everyone has a hand of 5 cards in total. Insert enough Exploding Kittens cards back into the deck so that there is 1 fewer than the number of players. Remove any extra Exploding Kittens cards from the game. Insert the extra Defuse cards back in the deck. Shuffle the deck, and put it face down in the middle of the table. Players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten card, at which point they explode (if they didn’t have a Defuse card left), they are dead, and they are out of the game. Be the last player in the game to win! It is that simple! This is a game we would play again and again! It is fun to play and we all love the cute characters on the cards! I would definitely recommend it. It is available to buy from good toy retailers, online including Amazon.
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