Playing this in public could lead to some potentially embarrassing but hilarious situations.
Exploding Kittens was a phenomenon. The Kickstarter quickly became the most backed project of all time. Not most funded – that is a record that is now regularly competed for and broken. Kingdom Death: Monster currently holds that title, made possible by 19,264 backers. Exploding Kittens had 219,382 backers. To say it was popular is an understatement.
One of the things that makes Exploding Kittens so popular is that it is incredibly simple and fun to play. The humour and artwork also make it very appealing marketing-wise, and the addition of an NSFW version only added to its marketing charisma.
Well, the team has done it again and sneakily released You’ve Got Crabs on Valentines Day, because why wouldn’t you. Not as a Kickstarter, but as a stand-alone release! It is great watching a company be able to grow and experiment like this.
Again, they have taken a familiar set of card game rules (in this case Kent) and put their unique humour stamp all over it.
It’s a bit of fun that can be played with a normal set of playing cards, but that’s not the point. The point of You’ve Got Crabs is this is a bit of ridiculous fun that admittedly works best with certain types of people. Bridge players for example would likely prefer the base wules with a set of playing cards. The intended audience is much more the party game crowd, where the shared silliness is the point.
Lke Imploding Kittens the expansion is both simple and ridiculous. I won’t spoil it for you here, check out the marketing video below and make up your own mind.
If you don’t enjoy the Dad joke humour of the video, give this one a pass. If it does make you smile, grab the rules for Kent and give it a go if you want to try before buying.
You can see more information and order the game here after checking out the video below.
Until next time,