The Curious Case of Exploding Kittens
In the history of playing cards, this has got to be one of the bigger stories. Raising over $8.7 million on Kickstarter from more than 200,000 funders, Exploding Kittens is all set to shake up the traditional card game. But how does one game gain such an amazing support, before it is even launched?? Taking a closer look, the difference is in the details.
At its core, Exploding Kittens is a new spin on the classic game of Russian Roulette. Cards include fun pictures and silly names that are meant to engage players (after all, who wouldn’t want a Weaponized Back Hair card?). Different cards do different things, ranging from turn skips to defending oneself from the exploding kitten. Players take turns drawing from the deck of cards until one player draws said exploding kitten. When a player draws the exploding kitten they are knocked out of the game. Exploding Kittens puts a fun, exciting, and different twist on a classic card game.
Similarly, cityHUNT has created a fun and interesting way to spice up team building exercises for companies. cityHUNT has developed an alternative to mandatory team building exercises that is fun, exciting, and enjoyable for all parties involved. The focus on the principles of positive psychology turns a scavenger hunt into a fun adventure that connects people through shared experiences! In-office exercises and lectures on team building may be effective, but cityHUNT has created a much more effective and enjoyable experience.
Employees are split into teams that are sent out on a scavenger hunt. The process of hunting for items increases communication and trust between employees in a fun way. Employees will not feel like they are forced to build relationships with each other, but rather create relationships through working towards a common goal. This style of team building is new, interesting, and effective when it comes to bonding between employees.
Both Exploding Kittens and cityHUNT have developed alternative strategies that build on solid structural bases. Card games, Russian roulette, and team building exercises are staples in society. Exploding Kittens and cityHUNT are two shining examples of adaptations toward new and improved versions of older style activities. Putting a fun and exciting twist on team building evokes more concrete and real life relationships for employees. Like Exploding Kittens, cityHUNT provides a service that is fun, effective, and unique.