Best of Exploding Kittens Games, Editions & Expansions

Exploding Kittens intro

Exploding Kittens is one of our favorite card games. And we get oh so happy when we find those extra editions, and expansions. 

In case you don’t know, the editions are the ones you can play without the original/core/main game. You might want to get an edition if you love the game, you’ve played it a lot of times, and now you want to play something similar to that game. 

While expansions are the ones you want to get if you love the game but got bored of it (because you played it so many times)  and want to refresh it a little. 

Losing or damaging a card can lead you to get an expansion pack too. 

Expansion packs are not only helpful for the number of cards, they are meant to make the game more and more fun. 

Exploding Kittens has 3 editions, and 3 expansion packs for one of the editions. 

Psst! We also listed some of the Exploding Kittens games we love by the end of the article.

Let’s find out all about it !!

  • Exploding Kittens NSFW Edition
  • Exploding Kittens Party Pack
  • Exploding Kittens Original Edition
  • Quarantined Kittens
  • Exploding Kittens Expansions
  • Other Games by Exploding Kittens That We Love

A quick overview for expansions and editions that we have included below.

You’ve Got CrabsYou’ve Got Crabs: Imitation Crab ExpansionExploding Kittens: Original EditionBarking Kittens: Exploding Kittens 20-Card ExpansionOn a Scale of One to T-RexBears vs Babies: A Monster Building Card Game
Number of Players4-10 (Team based)2-52-82-5
Family FriendlyYesYesYesYesYesYes
Expansion DeckNoYesNoYesNoNo
Furry BoxYesNoNoNoNoYes
Nautical ThemedNoYesNoNoNoNo
Includes Wearable AccessoriesNoYesNoNoNoNo

Exploding Kittens NSFW Edition

We rate it: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Number of cards: 56
Price on Amazon: $29.99-$39.99 plus shipping
Age: 17+
Number of players: 2-5


  • “2 min to learn, 15 min to play”
  • Has adult content

If you enjoy Exploding Kittens, but you wish there was that dirtiness you look for in jokes, then you’ll find it in this edition – Exploding Kittens NSFW Edition. 

The cards are illustrated in the NSFW style. That’s why it isn’t as appropriate for children. 

It is easy to learn, absolutely fun, absolutely not safe for work, and has high quality.

This edition is different from the original one, because the latter is family friendly, or to say it differently it can be played by anyone older than 7 years old.

However, this edition has similarities with the original one, except the ‘not family friendly’ part. 

You can play this with those dirty-minded friends, or even family. Whoever is okay with NSFW content, is over 17 years old, is okay to play the game.

Exploding Kittens Party Pack Edition

We rate it: 4.7 out of 5 stars
Number of cards: 56
Price on Amazon: $29.99 plus shipping
Age: 7+
Number of players: 2-10


  • Box plays sound
  • It is family friendly

From the manufacturer:

“The Party Pack is the same family-friendly party game as Exploding Kittens but now for up to 10 players! Double the players, double the strategery!”

This is another edition we needed. If you love playing Exploding Kittens, but have a larger family, or friend group, then this edition will do for you. 

You can play with up to 9 other people. It is similar to the Original Exploding Kittens Edition, but it also has other specifics that differ from the original edition:

Cards like: Alter the Future, Draw From The Bottom, and so on, are something extra to this edition. Of course, the illustrations are a little different too. 

Plus, the box has singing kittens in it. How cool is that?!

Exploding Kittens Original Edition

We rate it: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Number of cards: 56
Price on Amazon: $19.99 plus shipping
Age: 7+ | Number of players: 2-5


  • Family-friendly
  • It is one of the most popular card games
  • Has 3 expansions that can be added to the game

It is very easy to learn and easy to play, it takes 15-20 minutes to finish the game. This is the main/core game, the editions listed above are based on this game. 

We wrote our honest thoughts on this edition, check out Exploding Kittens: Is it Actually Worth it? 2021 Review.

As mentioned above, Exploding Kittens has three expansions:

Imploding Kittens – First Expansion

Number of cards: 20
Price on Amazon: $14.99

– Comes with a “Cone of Shame”

– It is an expansion. Meaning, it requires the main game to be played.

This is the first expansion, and it is perfect if you feel like freshening up the game. 

It includes these cards:

Imploding Kitten (1 card)

Reverse (4 cards)
Draw From The Bottom (4 cards)

Feral Cat (4 cards)

Alter The Future (4 cards)

Targeted Attacks (3 cards)
Read more about Imploding Kittens here.

Streaking Kittens

Streaking Kittens – Second Expansion

Number of cards: 15
Price on Amazon: $4.99-$12.99

– “Compatible with all Exploding Kittens Decks EXCEPT FOR the Party Pack!”

– It is an expansion. Meaning, it is supposed to be added to a core game.

It includes these cards:

Streaking Kitten (1 card)

Exploding Kitten (1 card)
Super Skip (1 card)

See The Future[5x] (1 card)

Alter The Future (1 card)

Swap Top And Bottom (3 cards)

Garbage Collection (1 card)

Catomic Bomb (1 card)

Mark (3 cards)

Curse of The Cat Butt (2 cards)
Read further about this expansion on Exploding Kittens.

Barking Kittens

Barking Kittens – Third Expansion

Number of cards: 20
Price on Amazon: $11.99-$14.99

– “Includes a wearable headpiece that allows you to hold a secret stash of cards on your head. It forces others to steal cards not from your hand, but draw from the depths of your gigantic cat crown, which is filled with stash cards.”

As the manufacturer said, this expansion will barkify the rules of the original game.

It includes these cards:

Barking Kitten (2 cards)

Alter The Future [3x] (2 cards)

Bury (2 cards)

Personal Attack[3x] (4 cards)

Super Skip (1 card)

Potluck (2 cards)

Tower of Power (1 card)

I’ll Take That (4 cards)

Share The Future[3x] (2 cards)
Read further about this expansion on Exploding Kittens.

Quarantined Kittens

This version can be very helpful during this time. Or even if you know someone that lives in a different country, and want to make things interesting. 

As you may have already understood from the picture, you’re going to need:

  • Any version of Exploding Kittens
  • Friends/people to play with
  • A basic understanding of the Exploding Kittens rules
  • An app that allows you to have a video call with people (e.g facetime, zoom, google hangouts, etc.)

How to play? (with pictures by Exploding Kittens)

They managed to explain very well, through both text and illustrations. I bet it wasn’t as difficult as you thought it’d be!

If you wish to download the pdf of these rules in your language (english, čeština, français, Deutsch, Italiano, Polszczyzna, Nederlands, усский язык):

Exploding Kittens: Quarantined Kittens

Other Games by Exploding Kittens That We Love 

If you love Exploding Kittens, you will surely love these too. 

Exploding Kittens did a good job not only with the original edition that we love so much, but with the other editions and expansions too. 

Now it’s time to check out the other games. We absolutely love these, and we’re pretty sure you’ll love them too. 

The listing order is based on games’ popularity- Starting from the most popular one. 


#1 Throw Throw Burrito

We rate it: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Number of cards: 120 
Price on Amazon: $24.99
Age: 7+ | Number of players: 2-6


  • “ For 2-6 players. Includes 120 cards, 7 tokens, and 2 INCREDIBLY CUTE foam burritos soft enough to throw at your great-great Auntie Marlene without having to feel guilty!”
  • Has an edition called Throw Throw Burrito – Extreme Outdoor Edition

It is very fun to play, and the burritos will definitely not hurt Auntie Marlene. It’ll turn out into a fun family activity without you even knowing it. 

You can check out the rules, and how to play the game by clicking here.

If you feel like making it more fun, Throw Throw Burrito also has an edition:

THROW THROW BURRITO – Extreme Outdoor Edition

Number of cards: 120
Price on Amazon: $29.99
Age: 7+ | Number of players: 2-6


– “Convenient game box with a handle to carry the game from party to party!”

– Includes a Fear Me badge, durable components for extreme athletes and 2 HUGE inflatable Burritos.

You love the Throw Throw Burrito? You’ll go crazy for this EXTREME edition. 

From the manufacturer: “Durable components for athletes who are going pro… for aspiring burrito champions… THIS IS NOT A GAME, CHERYL, THIS IS SERIOUS!”

Read further about this edition, here.

#2 A Little Wordy

We rate it: 4.7 out of 5 stars
Price: $14.99
Age: 10+
Number of players: 2


  • This is the newest game released by the creators of Exploding Kittens
  • It is a word game designed to be played with cards and tiles and a creative imagination. 

Since the game is very new, there is not as much information about it. It isn’t even available on Amazon yet. 

However, the point of the game is to make up secret winning words with the letter tiles that you get.

Here is a video from which you’ll have a better understanding of what the game is about:

#3 Bears vs Babies

We rate it: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Number of cards: 107 
Price on Amazon: $29.86 plus shipping
Age: 10+ | Number of players: 2-5


  • Comes with a quite interesting box, “furry box” named by the manufacturer. 
  • Includes Playmat, FAQ sheet, and Rule Book.
  • Has an expansion pack called Bears vs Babies: NSFW Expansion Pack

Bears vs Babies is a super fun game to play for all those monster builders, those who love destroying their competition. You’re an adult, or a child (over 10), you’ve got what it takes to play this game. 

If you wish to know the rules about Bears vs Babies, check out Bears vs Babies – How to Play? By

Here’s a cool video of this game: 

Here’s the expansion pack:

Bears vs Babies: NSFW Expansion Pack

Number of cards: 30
Price on Amazon: $14.99 plus shipping
Age: 18+
– Not family-friendly

– Besides the instructions, it also comes with a condom

This is the perfect expansion if you love Bears vs Babies, but need it to be dirty, just because.  You’ll love it!
Read further about this expansion.

#4 Poetry For Neanderthals

We rate it: 4.7 out of 5 stars
Number of cards: 220
Price on Amazon: $19.99 plus shipping
Age: 7+ | Number of players: 2+

  • 1 NO! stick
  • 1 sand timer
  • 2 point slates

It takes a few minutes to learn (it’s super simple). The game can last up to 20 minutes. 

How does the game work?

You’re given a word. 

You have to make your group guess what’s the word, by describing it in only single syllables. 

You use a big word, you get hit with the NO! Stick by another player that’s standing next to you waiting impatiently. You lose a point. 

If your team guesses right, you win points. 

It is super fun to play with anyone: friends or family. You’ll find yourself spending hours with anyone you’re playing with. Hours of fun, yes.
Read more on how to play the game (online, even) here.

#5 On a Scale of One to T-Rex

We rate it: 4.7 out of 5 stars
Number of cards: 139
Price on Amazon: $19.59
Age: 7+ | Number of players: 2-8


  • 60 Action Cards
  • 79 Number Cards
  • 40 Green Tokens
  • 18 Red Tokens

This is not your ordinary type of game. This will make you go kind of wild, and you will love it. Especially if you’ve got kids and you know they’re already wild, but want to love their wildness. 

If you’re wondering how to play this game, check out What’s the best way to learn ON A SCALE OF ONE TO T-REX?

#6 You’ve Got Crabs

We rate it: 4.7 out of 5 stars
Number of cards: 78
Price on Amazon: $19.99
Age: 7+
Number of players: 4-10


  • The 78 cards include 6 of each 13 types of Crab Cards.
  • Includes 28 Crab Tokens
  • Also includes a “Crabbing License”
  • Has an expansion called YOU’VE GOT CRABS – Imitation Crab Expansion

Exploding Kittens really does know how to make those not boring games! 

To play this very particular game there must be an even number of players. The goal is to catch as many crabs as you can.

I know, it’s crabbing interesting, right? 

You can find out about the rules detailed: You’ve Got Crabs – How to Play?

To make this more fun, you have an option to get the expansion which comes with something also interesting:

YOU’VE GOT CRABS – Imitation Crab Expansion

Number of cards: 1
Price on Amazon: $19.77
Age: 7+

– Comes with 2 Wearable Crab Claws.

– The card is called the Imitation Crab Card

This is meant to add fun and laughter to the game. It comes with only one card and a pair of Crab Claws, but it’ll change a lot of things on how the game is played.

Read further about this expansion here


Games can be fun, and sometimes they just suck. 

Exploding Kittens knows the deal, and of course, we’ve selected the fun ones you can enjoy while playing with your friends or family. 

Whatever you pick, it’s gonna be a blast! Enjoy!

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