If you happen to follow what goes around on fund raising sites such as Kick Starter and if you occasionally throw in a buck or two, you may already know about Exploding Kittens. It is actually the most funded campaign on Kick Starter, and the deal is – it is a deck game. Many people couldn’t wrap their heads around why is this so popular, but we really do like the idea.
Let us first explain the deck game for those who don’t know what it is about. Basically, it is a game you play with friends and you need to outsmart all of them. When you are the exploding kitten you are out of the game, and the game continues until only one is left.
The digital version functions in the similar way, except of course, you will play on your smartphone. You will connect to other players locally using WiFi or Bluetooth. The maximum number of players is five.
The game is currently available on iOS only and it costs $1.99 with in-app purchases, and soon enough it will be available on Android also according to what we know. For the new users of the game, the in-app purchases will be totally free and available for the first four days, meaning that you can look around and find what you like before purchasing.
So how do you like this idea? Judging by the popularity of the original deck game, this one will also be a massive hit! And to be very honest, it is a very simple concept which is genus!