Ba-da bing! Ba-da boom!

A beautiful, online alternative to the popular Exploding Kittens card game (just with chickens)

1,479 games played. 3,395 chickens exploded.

How to Play

The first rule of Exploding Chickens is simple. Don't explode.

Game Structure

2-6 players per room. 7 min average play time.


Understanding the Basics
Exploding Chickens is a card game based on both luck and strategy. Throughout the game, you draw cards from the deck which can either secure your victory or lead to your explosive demise. Action cards help give you an advantage over your opponents. But beware: the deadly Exploding Chicken is also hidden in the mix.


Taking your Turn
At the start of your turn, you can play as many (or as few) action cards as you’d like. That is, as long as the circumstances permit. Some unique cards will allow you to skip your turn entirely while others can force you to draw multiple times. Just follow the cards instructions below on how to play each action card. End your turn by drawing a card from the deck.


Drawing an Exploding Chicken
When you continue drawing card after card in the game, there comes a point where someone will draw an Exploding Chicken. If that’s you, you have two options: defuse the ticking time bomb or say goodbye to your chances of winning. The number of Exploding Chickens is always one less than the number of players alive.


Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
Winning the game is pretty simple. Use whatever cards at your disposal, combined with your smarts, to be the last person alive. After you witness each of your friends fall one by one to the wrath of the Exploding Chicken, congratulations! You’ve claimed the bragging rights to one of the most explosive games on the planet. Don’t let them forget.











Base Pack

The classics. Used by default in every game.

The Exploding Chicken x1-5
Avoid this little guy at all costs. Once this card is drawn, you must use a defuse card to stop the ticking time bomb. If you don't have a defuse card, it looks like your time is up.
Defuse x6
Clip the wires and stop the Exploding Chicken from exploding. Once defused, the player puts the Exploding Chicken back in the deck wherever they'd like.
Attack x4
Seek vengeance on your friends by forcing the next player in line to take 2 turns. Attack cards can be stacked to force the next player to take 4, 6, and even 8+ turns.
See the Future x5
Allow yourself to see the top three cards in the deck. Be quick though, because you only have 5 seconds. Does not count as a turn.
Skip x4
Effectively skips your turn without having to draw a card. If you are stuck with multiple turns, the skip card only removes one turn.
Reverse x4
Skips your turn and reverses the turn direction, all without having to draw a card. If you are stuck with multiple turns, the reverse card only removes one turn.
Shuffle x4
Shuffles the deck to hopefully decrease your odds at drawing an Exploding Chicken. Plain and simple. Does not count as a turn.
Favor x4
Allows you to ask for a favor (aka steal a card) from anyone still in the game. Your target really can't do much about it. Does not count as a turn.
Random Chickens x4(4)
Does the exact same thing as the favor card with a small caveat. You must have two identical random chickens to use this action. Both cards will be discarded.

Expansion Packs

Bring your games to a whole new level.

Support our work

We've worked day and night (totaling over 1,000 hours!) building the framework that supports Exploding Chickens. If you'd like to give us a pat on the back, please consider purchasing an Expansion Pack. You get an awesome set of cards to use in your games and we get less stressed out about server costs. It's a win, win. And hey, we'll put a portion of your donation towards removing carbon from the atmosphere.

How it works

  • Pay $5.00 upfront, use the pack forever

  • Support our mission and keep the servers running

  • Only 1 person needs the pack to use in a Lobby

  • No subscriptions or recurring fees

Yolking Around Expansion Pack

Add a little spice to your gameplay.

Hot Potato x1
An old classic. If you draw an Exploding Chicken, end your turn by tossing the EC to the next player in line. Now they must defuse it!
Favor Gator x2
The gator with an appetite. Destroys all Favor and Random Chicken cards from the hand of anyone you choose. If someone keeps stealing from you, this is a good way to beat 'em up.
Scrambled Eggs x2
Shake things up a little. Dump everyone's hand into a pot and re-deal the entire deck (the discard deck remains as-is). Player card counts stay the same.
Super Skip x3
Effectively skips your turn without having to draw a card, even if you are stuck with multiple turns. Useful for escaping an onslaught of Attack cards.
Safety Draw x4
End your turn by drawing the first card in the draw deck that IS NOT an Exploding Chicken. If there is a 100% chance of an EC, then your turn is skipped.
Draw from the Bottom x4
Is the top of the deck looking a little too dangerous? End your turn by drawing a card from the bottom of the deck. Plain and simple.

Meet the Team

The im-peck-able team behind Exploding Chickens.

Release Schedule → Radison's Guest Lecture →


Radison Akerman

Creator + Coding Wizard

Might fall off an electric skateboard at 20 mph, not once but twice


Sengdao Inthavong

Graphics + Backend

Might get a yellow card in a soccer game for not wearing a number on their goalkeeping jersey


Vincent Do

Backend + Test Coverage

Might wear a hat because he thinks his haircut is bad


Richard Yang

Backend + ML Research

Might challenge Vincent to an arm wrestling battle anywhere, anytime

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