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Catty Crowdfunded Cards

Exploding Kittens is a Hilarious Card Game for the Absurd-Appreciating

— January 21, 2015 — Tech
The successful Exploding Kittens Kickstarter project was 100% funded in its first 20 minutes and 1000% funded in less than one hour. Described as a card game for "people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beans and sometimes goats," the hilarious playing cards were created by Elan Lee, Shane Small and The Oatmeal.

The "highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette" is working alongside Cards Against Humanity to make sure they can fulfill orders. This is a good partnership as Exploding Kittens could easily become an expansion pack of the politically incorrect card game and party staple. From diffusing a Kitten Card with catnip sandwiches to donning a portable cheetah butt to skip turns, the silly game will become a party mainstay too.
Trend Themes
1. Crowdfunded Cards - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the potential for creative and unique card games to be crowdfunded, allowing for greater product diversity and consumer engagement.
2. Hilarious Card Games - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop more funny and absurd card games that appeal to a wide audience and create a new niche in the gaming industry.
3. Expansion Packs - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborate with existing popular card games to create expansion packs that offer new gameplay experiences and attract a larger consumer base.
Industry Implications
1. Card Games - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introduce new trends and gameplay mechanics to the card game industry, enticing a younger and more diverse audience.
2. Crowdfunding Platforms - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create innovative crowdfunding platforms specifically tailored for the gaming industry to support the development of unique and creative card games.
3. Party Game Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Reinvent the party game industry by introducing more interactive, humorous, and engaging card games that can be enjoyed in social settings.
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