If Alice draws an Exploding Kitten which she tries to Defuse, can Bob Nope that, making the kitten explode and eliminate Alice?

At the time of asking, I had only played it once, an hour before. As it wasn't my own game, I had no access to the rule book leaflet.

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    Not sure why this is +6. It is pretty much the epitome of "This question doesn't show any research effort?"
    – Kevin
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 17:21
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    @Kevin Well it's +6 for 1,962 views. I'm thinking that "exploding kittens" and "can I nope a defuse?" are attracting amused viewers from the hot questions list.
    – Dronz
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 19:25
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    @Dronz maybe I'll post "How many dice do you roll in Monopoly?" and see how many views and upvotes I get. As a test, or course. Not in any way to reap cheap reputation points
    – Kevin
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 20:29
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    @Kevin Try that one and the same question about Cat-opoly and of Monopoly: Cat Lovers' Edition, and see how they each do.
    – Dronz
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 21:13
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    @Kevin I saw a question about keeping your hand secret and now I feel a bit less bad about this question.
    – SQB
    Commented Mar 22, 2018 at 8:25

1 Answer 1



From the rules


Stop any action except for an Exploding Kitten or a Defuse Card. Imagine that any card (or Pair or Special Combo ) beneath a Nope Card no longer exists

You can not nope a defuse card.

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    Huh. Must have missed that. Didn't feel right, though, so we didn't allow it.
    – SQB
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 12:38
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    You can always blame the kitten. Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 12:46
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    We house-ruled this in for fun. Definitely consider who you're playing with if you choose to do so.
    – Seiyria
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 13:20
  • So can you Nope your own draw? Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 18:17
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    @Acccumulation, the second part states "any card" so it does not counter a draw. Commented Feb 28, 2019 at 8:24

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