Exploding Kittens is Now the Most Backed Kickstarter Campaign Ever

January 31, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It’s hard to realize what people are actually fond of. Former Xbox video game developers, Elan Lee and Shane Small, have now found the taste of the general masses .

Their new venture that deals with putting some exploding kittens and laser beams on a gaming platform has worked out much more than any would have thought of.

Exploding Kittens is a card game created by the duo along with Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal founder. At the time of its crowd funding commencement on Kickstarter, the goal was set for $10,000. The goal was met within 20 minutes and with 19 days left, the campaign is now inching closer to a net fund of $5 million.


But we have seen campaigns that have raised higher amounts. And it’s the number of backers that makes Exploding Kitten raise the bar.

With more than 125,000 backers, the game is now the most backed Kickstarter campaign ever in its history. The previous record holder was Reading Rainbow, which had a total backing of 105,857 people last July.

The card game is explained to be a more complex and strategic form of Russian Roulette. The one that draws the exploding cat will have himself exploded, meaning that he would be shunted out of the game.

You could also skip turns, attack other players, relocate exploring cards and do much more. As many as 56 various cards are available, which include cat cards, distinct from the kitten cards, defuse cards and the like.

The initial expectation was to grab sales of around 1000 decks of cards. Now with the number of backers increasing, it needs to be seen whether it would be able to meet the huge demand. It could even be the next big prospect for being the game changer in the card gaming world.

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