My addiction to Kickstarter has been raging for quite some time now. I’m up to 97 projects backed, most of which have funded.
I’ve backed three projects this week already, including this one:
I suspect the video tells you everything you need to know about why I backed it. And I’m not alone, at the time of writing, the project has just passed the $3,000,000 mark.
Obviously, the fact that the game’s being illustrated by The Oatmeal, and features his trademark bizarre humour is a big factor in the project’s success. This is someone who can sell out a marathon in twenty minutes, so it should come as no surprise that his fanbase have jumped on this game like a blerch on cake. But it also looks like a great game. Elan Lee and Shane Small clearly know their stuff.
What appeals to me is that it seems like a game that’s simple enough that I could see myself playing it with my family, or at work without having to spend a lot of time setting it up or explaining the rules. And it only needs a couple of players so it’s a game I can play with my wife as well. I love The Oatmeal’s sense of humour, which helps.
If you’d like to join the Exploding Kittens fun, you can find the project here.[“Exploding Kittens” by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 23rd January 2015]