Kittens are cute and fluffy, unless of course they are exploding. Exploding things are bad, as you will quickly learn in Exploding Kittens, a new Android game based on the card game of the same name. It comes from (among others) Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal. It's a fast-paced, friendly game of Russian Roulette, but with exploding cats in place of bullets. Don't have friends? No problem, you can play with strangers online.

The premise of Exploding Kittens is simple—don't blow up. Each player takes turns drawing cards, hoping they don't get an exploding kitten. If you do, you must have a defuse card to continue playing. The other cards you draw let you manipulate the deck in various ways to steer your opponents into the exploding kittens instead. You can always cancel another player's move if you have a "nope" card, which usually leads to angry exploded people. It's a game that makes you hate your friends a little bit.

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The Android version is mostly the same as the physical one, but it can be played with random folks on the internet. The art style has that distinct "Oatmeal" vibe, and there are new cards exclusive to the Android version. Some of them are just new for the sake of being new, but others would only work in a digital version of the game. You can pick up Exploding Kittens for $2, and there's a special party-pack expansion available as an in-app purchase for another $2. There are a few $0.99 avatars too.

Exploding Kittens® - Official
Exploding Kittens® - Official