- Players: 2-5
- Playing Time: 15mins
- Age: 7+
- Mechanisms: Hand Management, Player Elimination, Press Your Luck, Set Collection, Take That
- Designer: Matthew Inman, Elan Lee, Shane Small
- Contents: 56 Cards (2.5x3.5Inches), Box, Instructions
The game is a highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game - unless that player has a Defuse card, which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs and catnip sandwiches. All the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate or avoid the Exploding Kittens.