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Exploding Kittens card game receives over 2.5 million dollars in funding

A bizarre card-game version of Russian Roulette has become a surprise hit on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, attracting just over $2.5 million in funding in less than 24 hours.

Exploding Kittens (and the NSFW version), created by the team behind internet comic The Oatmeal and brainchild of Matthew Inman, passed its funding target of $10,000 in just 20 minutes. It was 100 percent funded in less than an hour.

With 28 days of its crowdfunding appeal still to go, the project looks set to become one of Kickstarter's biggest success stories.
The premise of the game is so simple. Players take it in turns to draw a picture card from the pile. If you draw an exploding kitten card, you "die" and are out of the game.
However, if you draw a "laser pointer" card or "catnip sandwich" card, you can defuse the kitten and stay in the game.

You can also play various cards to skip your turn (using a "portable cheetah butt") and attack other players (with, among other things, "weaponised back hair").
The game, described as 100pc "kid friendly", also features "unicorn enchiladas", "plagues of bat farts" and "overweight bikini cats".

A NSFW (not suitable for work) version will also be available when the game is released in summer 2015.
So far, over 65,000 Kickstarter users have backed the project, with donations of between $20 and $500.



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