Exploding Kittens: Butts, sandwiches, hairy chests oh and kittens…

Bees and Bells

If you would like a short introduction to the game and its creators please listen to my SoundCloud audio before jumping into my experience.

Without further ado, this was my gaming experience of Exploding Kittens:

The Mechanic of Cards

The hand I recieved

As a card game it seems obvious that its main game mechanic would be cards. The cards randomised your moves, allowed you to sabotage players and could ultimately end the game with one wrong move.

A common element in card games is the element of chance, this is improved by a well-shuffled deck. Whilst my group had never played “Exploding Kittens” an automatic affect was that we immediately began shuffling the cards before we had even opened the instruction manual. This choice was influenced by previous game experiences such as playing Uno or simple card games like Snap, Go Fish or Bullshit, so once we…

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