HOW TO RAISE 8 MILLION DOLLARS

Sam Cunningham

Okay, that title’s extreme… but it’s also the truth. The board game “Exploding Kittens”  started from game designer Elan Lee, who is the former chief creative officer at Xbox, as well as Matthew Inman the illustrator from The Oatmeal and creator Shane small getting together to come up with what is currently the most-backed Kickstarter in history. With a total of 219,382 backers, the team behind Exploding Kittens managed to raise an insane $8,782,571.

What about this game is so special though?

Over the past three weeks, I’ve been playing a range of board games at university from Coup, Love letter and Codenames to name a few. On top of this, I’ve recently purchased my own copy of Exploding kittens to playtest and understand the phenomena that got over two hundred thousand people putting their precious dollars behind it to back it. It…

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