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Zombie Kittens Card Game Review

Exploding Kittens has been one of the most high profile games to launch in the last few years, and for good reason. It is a fast paced and easy to learn card game for multiple players that has fun and wacky card combinations.


It’s a game of hand management, and trying to last as long as possible without getting out. Zombie Kittens takes the tried and true formula and adds a new twist. Let’s check it out!

The major difference between Exploding Kittens and Zombie Kittens is that there is always a chance an ‘out’ player can get back into the game in Zombie Kittens. In general, when a player draws an Exploding Kitten, if they cannot somehow alter the outcome with a Zombie Kitten or another card, they are effectively out of the game.
In the regular game, your game is over and you must wait for other players to finish before playing again. In Zombie Kittens, you are still out of the game, but you can still do two things – you can play specific cards and NOPE cards, as well as potentially get back into the game should someone else play a Zombie Kitten on their turn. If they do, they must select another “dead” player and bring them back into the game.
This one feature is really cool, and keeps you engaged in the game regardless of what is going on. I really like how, even when dead, you can impact the game with NOPE cards (which blocks a user from using an action on a card) and other play now cards. It’s a small twist on the main game, but one I actually really enjoyed. Right now, Zombie Kittens is my preferred version of the game to play!
The art on the cards is fantastic, and the game works really well. It’s a nice small box that can easily be stashed on a game shelf, but also is ideal for bringing to places like airports, trains, restaurants, and more. Even without all the extras that have made their way into the Exploding Kittens game, there is still a lot to like about this one.

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blank Adam Roffel has only been writing about video games for a short time, but has honed his skills completing a Master's Degree. He loves Nintendo, and almost anything they have released...even Tomodachi Life.

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