Created by Elan Lee (XBOX, ARGs), Mathew Inman (The Oatmeal), Shane Small (XBOX, Marvel), Exploding Kittens made kickstarter history when over 219,000 people backed the project.

The game is a highly-stratgic 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 the player has a Defuse card, which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, catnip sandwiches. All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the Exploding Kittens.