Exploding Kittens

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Elan Lee

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This is a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.
Backers: 219382
Average Pledge Per Backer: $40

Funded: $8,782,571 of $10,000
Dates: Jan 20th -> Feb 19th (31 days)
Project By: Elan Lee
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'Exploding Kittens' Netflix Series: First Look & Everything We Know So Far

October 18th - via: whats-on-netflix.com
Among Netflix’s upcoming adult-animated series slate is Exploding Kittens, an adaption of the hit card and video games. Here’s a rundown of everything we know so far about the new series that’s expected to land on Netflix by the end of 2023 and will get an extensive first look at Netflix’s Geeked Week in November 2023. (Read More)

Crowdfunding Ideas: Hits and Misses

July 29th - via: onrec.com
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July 8th - via: finsmes.com
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Kickstarter Tabletop Games in 2018 - Trends and Numbers

February 21st - via: kick.agency
Tabletop gaming category on Kickstarter has managed to outdo itself yet again in 2018. More board game campaigns have appeared again, got funded successfully and had people pledge more money per campaign than they did last year. The number of US total dollars pledged reached in said category over 165 million, setting a new yearly record  (Read More)

The 12 Most Funded Kickstarter Campaigns Ever, And Some Interesting Stats

August 17th - via: ladbible.com
Kickstarter is a brilliant way to turn your dreams into reality - something which happened to these 12 campaigns over the last ten years. (Read More)

14 Most Successful Kickstarter Campaigns Ever and Where They Are Now

August 13th - via: inc.com
For many entrepreneurs, Kickstarter represents a level playing field where good ideas can find people with the cash to help make their dream a reality. Just look at the success of the legendary Potato Salad, where a guy tried to raise the funds to make, well, potato salad -- and ended up raising over $55,000 and throwing a potato party for charity. (Read More)

Top 10 Biggest Kickstarters Ever - Most Money Raised

January 23rd - via: gazettereview.com
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Crowdfunding, explained by Exploding Kittens

September 29th - via: vox.com
Want to learn about crowdfunding? Exploding Kittens can help. (Read More)

Bears vs. Babies is a new game from the folks behind Exploding Kittens

September 25th - via: mashable.com
Bears vs. Babies is a dream team of The Oatmeal, a former XBox designer, and giant baby-eating monsters (Read More)

Kickstarter's biggest wins and fails

April 28th - via: komando.com
You won't believe how much money that crowdfunding sites are making. They didn't even exist just a few years ago, yet people just like you are donating money every few seconds. (Read More)

Kickstarter Reveals Their PAX East Lineup

March 7th - via: bleedingcool.com
Kickstarter has unveiled their plans for PAX East 2017 which includes playable demos for several of their successful projects including Secret Hitler and Night In The Woods. (Read More)

Kickstarter, the thrill and danger of crowd funding projects

February 9th - via: petoskeynews.com
Have you ever considered crowdfunding? Sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo allow an inventor or entrepreneur to get their project or product up and running without seeking an "angel investor." (Read More)

Co-Creator "Exploding Kittens" Elan Lee Starts New Project: Backs Kickstarter Initiatives & Reviews Them

August 19th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
He decided to start backing various projects just to write about what they do, what kind of superpowers he wants from them, and how happy did the backing make him. (Read More)

Exploding Kittens, Kickstarter's Most-Funded Game, Now Available for Android

April 20th - via: droid-life.com
The game is essentially a kitty version of Russian Roulette. Players draw cards until they draw an Exploding Kitten. (Read More)

Ten Of The Most Successful Companies Built On Kickstarter

April 14th - via: forbes.com
While the vast majority of campaigns raise $10,000 or less, an increasing number are raising $1 million of more. (Read More)

Brief: Kickstarter Alum "Exploding Kittens" iPhone Game Updates; Android Version to Debut Soon

March 26th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
This week, the folks at The Oatmeal announced that its Kickstarter success, Exploding Kittens, will be heading to Androids everywhere soon. (Read More)

Bizarre, explosive new game is the latest sensation in the Apple store

January 23rd - via: morningticker.com
It’s called “Exploding Kittens,” and it is the latest app sensation, now that it’s finally available on iOS. (Read More)

Kickstarter project Exploding Kittens brings furbulence to the App Store tomorrow

January 20th - via: pocketgamer.co.uk
Seattle's Substantial is no longer keeping its cards close to its chest and has announced that the Kickstarter success Exploding Kittens will finally release on the App Store tomorrow. (Read More)

Kickstarter: games drew nearly a million backers in 2015

January 14th - via: slashgear.com
Kickstarter has released numbers from 2015 pertaining specifically to games. According to the company, games alone drew nearly a million backers over the course of last year, and those backers pledged more than $144.4 million to various projects. (Read More)

Kickstarter Doubled Pledges Last Year Thanks to Exploding Kittens

January 14th - via: twinfinite.net
Kickstarter saw a steady climb in projects and supporters in 2015, releasing some impressive statistics on last year's usage. (Read More)

The biggest crowdfunding campaigns of 2015

December 23rd - via: afr.com
People with big dreams are no longer relying on professional investors to fund their ideas. (Read More)

Here Are the Biggest Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2015

December 22nd - via: bloomberg.com
Here’s a look back at the five campaigns on each site that raised the most money this year, and where those campaigns are now. (Read More)

Stuff Gadget Awards 2015: Vote for the Kickstarter Campaign of the Year

October 22nd - via: stuff.tv
This year has been a great one for crowdfunding. Amazing devices and projects wouldn’t stop appearing, making our wallet regularly flee to the corner of the room. (Read More)

From successful smartwatches to fraudulent beef: 12 highs and lows of Kickstarter

October 21st - via: home.bt.com
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4 Email Hacks To Launch A Successful Kickstarter

October 21st - via: business2community.com
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Exploding Kittens co-creator teaming up for Spaceteam card game

September 24th - via: polygon.com
How do you turn a successful mobile game into a tabletop game? (Read More)

'Shut up and take my money!': 12 Kickstarter wins

September 4th - via: hlntv.com
If you want to make your idea a reality, you may as well try crowdfunding it -- it worked out well for these folks! (Read More)

Card Game Review: ‘Exploding Kittens’ – the Most Subscribed Kickstarter in History

August 25th - via: blogcritics.org
As a longtime The Oatmeal fan I was very interested when its creator and Elan Lee teamed up to create a simple yet fun all-ages card game called Exploding Kittens. I pretty quickly backed the Kickstarter and watched as it became the most subscribed Kickstarter in history with 219,382 backers. (Read More)

I Played 'Exploding Kittens' And Saw Many Wondrous Things

August 24th - via: forbes.com
Simple rules, funny art and a record-breaking Kickstarter—even before Exploding Kittens was delivered, I figured it had to be good. Testing it out with a group of my eight closest friends, I found this game to be simple to learn, but strong enough to engage everyone until the end. (Read More)

Kickstarter smash 'Exploding Kittens' now on Amazon

August 24th - via: freep.com
It is undoubtedly the most popular card game since Cards Against Humanity. (Read More)

Review: “Exploding Kittens” Offers Up Explosive Fun For Mostly Everyone

August 16th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
Earlier this year, I was researching the latest crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter when I stumbled upon this hilarious, Russian roulette concept game Exploding Kittens. NEVER have I laughed so hard at project. (Read More)

Exploding Kittens stop-motion unboxing

August 3rd - via: slashgear.com
This morning our very own box of Exploding Kittens cards arrived, ready to show us what a massively successful Kickstarter campaign looks like. Using the BLACKBOX company (the same folks that ship Cards Against Humanity) along with hundreds of other contributors, the creators of this game have created a high-quality piece of work. (Read More)

Meet Exploding Kittens, the $8.7 million card game

August 3rd - via: geek.com
Exploding Kittens is a card game created by Xbox alums Elan Lee and Shane Smith and The Oatmeal himself, Matthew Inman. (Read More)

Exploding Kittens Creators Announce Shipping News & Secret Reward

July 31st - via: crowdfundinsider.com
While backers continue to wait for the highly anticipated Kickstarter project, Exploding Kittens, the creators of the project have announced exciting news. (Read More)

Seattle’s surprising Kickstarter bounce

May 24th - via: upstart.bizjournals.com
SEATTLE, WA - Seattle punches way above its weight when it comes to Kickstarter campaigns, and that's been a big boost to that city's startup community. (Read More)

Exploding Kittens And The Most Successful Kickstarter Projects Of All Time, Including Potato Salad

February 24th - via: ibtimes.com
More than 200,000 backers have pledged their support to "Exploding Kittens" on Kickstarter. (Read More)

The Oatmeal's Exploding Kittens Card Game Becomes Third Largest Funded Kickstarter Project

February 24th - via: gamenguide.com
As the Kickstarter for Exploding Kittens drew to a close it became clear that this Kickstarter was one for the ages. A card game that has exploding kittens in it has managed to become the third largest Kickstarter campaign, raking up $8.8 million in funds. (Read More)

Exploding Kittens Ends Kickstarter Campaign With Nearly $9M Raised

February 23rd - via: investorplace.com
Exploding Kittens just ended its Kickstarter campaign as the most-backed project ever. (Read More)

Exploding Kittens claims Kickstarter funding record from Ouya

February 22nd - via: mcvuk.com
Card game raises $8.78m during campaign (Read More)

'Exploding Kittens' Kickstarter ends as most backed campaign ever

February 21st - via: mainenewsonline.com
The Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for ‘Exploding Kittens’ card game ended on Thursday; making it the most backed Kickstarter project of all time. The card game has been created by video game designers Elan Lee and Shane Small; and illustrated by Inman. (Read More)

Explosive Kittens: The Kickstarter 'card game' campaign raises $8M

February 21st - via: thenextdigit.com
Explosive Kittens, a Kickstarter campaign for a card game gained a record 219,382 backers and generating more than $8 million from users. (Read More)

Exploding Kittens raised a whopping $8.7 million on Kickstarter

February 20th - via: mashable.com
After 30 days of funding, Exploding Kittens, a simple card game that sought a mere $10,000 on Kickstarter, raised a flabbergasting total of $8,782,571. (Read More)

'Exploding Kittens' Kickstarter Campaign Ends With a Bang

February 20th - via: pcmag.com
The card game closed its campaign with a whopping 219,382 backers—more than double the previous record. (Read More)

We're almost done.

February 19th - via: kickstarter.com
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'Exploding Kittens' May Exceed 'OUYA' As Most Funded Kickstarter Game Campaign Ever

February 19th - via: emptylighthouse.com
With only 5 hours left in their Kickstarter Campaign, the 'Exploding Kittens' playing card game has massively exceeded it's goal, and may become the most funded Kickstarter game campaign in the crowd-funding platform's history. (Read More)

A card game called Exploding Kittens just made Kickstarter history

February 19th - via: venturebeat.com
A card game about exploding kittens has officially become one of the most successful crowdsourced projects in Internet history with over 200,000 fans and just over $8 million pledged. (Read More)

#BackerParty Day 2

February 18th - via: kickstarter.com
We hope you’ve recovered from yesterday’s games. Today, we’re taking the party to the streets!(starting at noon wherever you are until whenever you go home) You guys are super heroes. And you know what super heroes need? Pizza!Today we’re... (Read More)

#BackerParty Day 1

February 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Today’s festivities will include:1) The Oatmeal illustrates your Kickstarter Comments (from NOW until whenever Matt’s hands start to blister) Instructions HERE We’ll be pulling comments to illustrate based on a complex set of criteria much too... (Read More)


February 16th - via: kickstarter.com
30 goat loving, ear donning, enchilada making, record breaking Achievements!! We’ve never seen anything like you guys, and neither has the planet. You have proven beyond any doubt that you are unstoppable. There’s nothing we can put in front of... (Read More)

15 Most-Funded Crowdfunding Projects On Kickstarter And Indiegogo

February 16th - via: forbes.com
2015 is shaping up as the greatest ever for crowdfunding, with three 2015 projects already making it to the list of 15 most-funded crowdfunding projects on Kicstarter and Indeigogo. (Read More)

8 Unique Elements of Recent Crowdfunding Projects

February 16th - via: stonemaiergames.com
In this series, I highlight some of the interesting choices current crowdfunders have made regarding their project’s reward levels, stretch goals, and overall campaign design (the projects themselves, not the content or product). (Read More)


February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
When we created the Backer Achievements, we hoped you’d be into it. We knew that you had overflowed our inbox with so much love that Gmail had to turn it off. We knew that you had made Exploding Kittens the most backed project in all of... (Read More)

Exploding Kittens Kickstarter leaps over Reading Rainbow, breathing down the neck of Veronica Mars

February 6th - via: polygon.com
Now entering its final two weeks on Kickstarter, Exploding Kittens has achieved nearly 55,000 percent of its funding goal to the tune of $5.48 million. That puts the hobby game smack dab in between the Reading Rainbow reboot and The Veronica Mars Movie Project, making it the sixth-most funded project in Kickstarter history. (Read More)

Look What You Did...

February 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
We’re halfway done and we love you with the entirety of our gutmeats, so it’s time to talk about STRETCH GOALS. Stretch goals can cause teams to lose focus, delay shipping, or destroy projects entirely. So we thought we wouldn’t have any, but... (Read More)

This Week In Kickstarter - Week of 02/02

February 2nd - via: techraptor.net
Horror games, augmented reality, a phone case that prints, and the most backed Kickstarter campaign in history. (Read More)

A Card Game About Exploding Kittens Broke a Kickstarter Record

February 2nd - via: newsweek.com
The Internet loves cats. Games with explosions, too. And most everyone loves a good card game. So what happens when you combine the three? Crowdfunding mania. (Read More)

Exploding Kittens is the most backed Kickstarter project ever

January 28th - via: mashable.com
The Kickstarter project for a card game called Exploding Kittens asked for a modest $10,000. The internet, however, would have none of that nonsense. (Read More)

Exploding Kittens Kickstarter sets a record for backers, could set one for money

January 28th - via: polygon.com
There are still 22 days left, and if the momentum keeps up Exploding Kittens could become the most funded Kickstarter ever. Kicktraq, a service that plots the funding trends for ongoing Kickstarters, shows they have the potential to earn more than $14 million. That would put them ahead of the Ouya game console, the Pebble smartwatch, and a high-tech portable cooler called Coolest Cooler. (Read More)

The Mostestest

January 27th - via: kickstarter.com
"The Most Backed Campaign in Kickstarter History"has nothing to do with: Money Press Campaign Updates Fancy Graphics Stretch Goals Ability to invent new words in titles It has everything to do with you.  You wonderful people have come together to... (Read More)

We just hit 100,000 backers. Do you know what that means?

January 26th - via: kickstarter.com
There's only been one campaign in the history of Kickstarter to have more support than you guys have shown us in the last 6 days. You make us smile so hard our faces ache. And you did it on Elan's Birthday...so now we all get a present:The NSFW Deck... (Read More)

ODDBALL: That's How to do Kickstarter - Exploding Kittens!

January 24th - via: belloflostsouls.net
Yeah – I think everyone else is doing it wrong… Never underestimate the power of cats on the internet! (Read More)

3 Million!?!?!

January 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
3 Million! Guys we're running out of words and creatures to thank you adequately.   And you're SOOOOO CLOSE on the stretch goal - 86k/100k backers, and that's less than 24 hours after we set the challenge.  You make our faces melt. We've been busy... (Read More)

'The Oatmeal' Creator Hit Kickstarter Goal In 20 Minutes For 'Exploding Kittens' Card Game

January 23rd - via: forbes.com
TheOatmeal.com founder Matthew Inman, former Xbox design chief Elan Lee and former Xbox art director Shane Small recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for a card game called Exploding Kittens through Kickstarter. The game hit its $10,000 funding goal in only 20 minutes and has now raised about $3.4 million with 27 days left to go. (Read More)

'Exploding Kittens' Kickstarter Success

January 23rd - via: businessinsider.com
A card game from the creator of popular webcomic "The Oatmeal" and two game designers has become a runaway success. (Read More)

Hope you got your Spandex on, because it’s time to STRETCH!

January 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
------------------------------(Below is the non-graphical version of this update for you slow-bandwidth'ers)------------------------------ HOLY RAGING CAT BUTTSYou made us: #11 most funded Game ever #1 most funded card game ever  #8 most backed... (Read More)

A Card Game Called Exploding Kittens Blows Kickstarter Away

January 22nd - via: catster.com
The creators met their $10,000 goal in 20 minutes; after 3 days they have reached $2.7 million (Read More)

Exploding Kittens card game Kickstarter campaign nears $2 million

January 21st - via: thecelebritycafe.com
After only a day, a Kickstarter campaign for the soon-to-be greatest card game in the world has reached nearly $2 million with over 45,000 backers. (Read More)

Exploding Kittens Kickstarter raises MILLIONS!

January 21st - via: sourcefed.com
A Kickstarter for a new card game called Exploding Kittens BLEW UP the crowd funding site yesterday, raising its $10,000 goal in just 20 minutes! (Read More)

The Oatmeal’s Exploding Kittens Card Game Is Raising A Bomb On Kickstarter

January 21st - via: techcrunch.com
Crowdfunding has been a massive boon to old school gaming. Who needs fancy 3D renders and immersive face computers when you have board games and shuffled slices of pulped tree, eh? Good times. (Read More)

2 Million and Our First Stretch Goal!

January 20th - via: kickstarter.com
2 Million!  ----- <2 Months Ago> Printing Company: How can we help you? Elan: Hi, I need a quote for printing a bunch of cards for a new game. Printing Company: No problem.  We can quote you in quantities of 1000, 2500, or 5000. Elan: I... (Read More)


January 20th - via: kickstarter.com
ONE MILLION! Thank you all for the support, for the emails*, for the tweets, for the artwork, for the corrections, for the suggestions, for the encouragement, and most of all for pledging to help bring our baby card game into the world. You guys are... (Read More)

You're blowing it up!

January 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Just over an hour in and you guys have shown us SO MUCH LOVE! Thank you for making Exploding Kittens so big. Our next step is posting our stretch goals. We're working on answering all of your questions and awesome messages of support.THANK YOU THANK... (Read More)

KICKSTARTER OF THE WEEK: ‘The Oatmeal’ creator crowd-funds ‘insanely fun’ card game, ‘Exploding Kittens’ (and tops $1M mark)

January 20th - via: washingtonpost.com
Oft-viral 'Oatmeal' cartoonist Matthew Inman teams with gaming veterans to create an easy game chock full of 'laser beams and magical goat wizards.' (Read More)

'Exploding kittens' game hits 1000% of Kickstarter goal in hour

January 20th - via: news965.com
The title of the game is not nearly as gruesome as it may sound. (Read More)

The Oatmeal creates 'Exploding Kittens' card game, reaches Kickstarter goal in 8 minutes

January 20th - via: mashable.com
The Oatmeal's new card game is called 'Exploding Kittens,' and it's exactly what you'd expect. (Read More)

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