‘Exploding Kittens’ for iOS Debuts with Free In-App Purchases Promo


If you’re a fan of The Oatmeal, then you probably are aware of Exploding Kittens, a boardgame created by the comic’s founder Matthew Inman, plus his friends Shane Small (Xbox, Marvel) and Elan Lee (Xbox, ARGs).

The boardgame became the most-funded game in Kickstarter history, raising $8.78 million last February from nearly 220,000 backers. Exploding Kittens launched on iOS today, and right now a promo offers free in-app purchases for a limited time (Party Expansion Pack; Animals/Food Avatar Packs) . This bonus has now boosted the app to the Top Paid app spot in Canada in less than a day.

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– Exploding Kittens is a local multiplayer card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.

– Play with 2 to 5 players across multiple phones in the same room

– All art illustrated by The Oatmeal

– New cards exclusive to the digital version of Exploding Kittens

– The digital version of the most backed game in Kickstarter history

Here’s a video demo of how to play the game, plus the iOS promo video as well (you have to love Inman’s animations):

Click here to download Exploding Kittens for iOS in the App Store—it’s $2.79 CAD (App Store prices have already increased as previously announced by Apple; #sadpanda).


  • I’ve never played the mobile game, but the actual card game is pretty fun. Even better if you’re a cat lovers with a somewhat crude sense of humour.

  • Sterling Archer

    This increase is bananas. I bought Crashlands at the hefty price of $6.99 (WELL WORTH IT) but then it’s $4.99 USD? We are at a 40% markup?

    Listen, the loonie is terrible right now, but not THAT bad. Ffs give me a break, at this rate I’m going to be snapping up far fewer anythings, it’s crazy.

  • Anthony ?

    Actually it is that bad. Just came back from a trip to the US last week, USD to CAD cash exchange rate at RBC was 1.44 and VISA converted at 1.47.

    So, yeah…

  • Justen Bennett

    “Animals/Food Avatar Pack?” I couldn’t find that anywhere, just the Party Expansion Pack. How can I get the animal/food avatar pack for free before the promo ends?