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Cards Against Humanity

| Published: 2009
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Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. Unlike most of the party games you've played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.

The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card.

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“Amazing Party Game”

Another great game brought to us from Kickstarter. Cards Against Humanity has been a staple at our house for years. This game is definitely for the 17+ crowd. Those younger or less inclined to make jokes about lewd, crude, and rude topics should stick to Apples to Apples.

This is a great party game best played with about 5-8 people. Any less and it becomes to fast paced. Any more and it tends to drag and people lose focus.

Each expansion, booster, and promotional offering I’ve found to be fantastic additions, including fun pop culture references that just everybody should “get”.

The only downside I’ve found would be replay. After a while, the shock value is diminished due to repeatability. A sad thing that affects many similar games. However, if you change up your group and get fresh, or better yet, new people to the game, it resets everything and hilarity ensues.

All in all, this game is reasonably prices and can be picked up in most brick and mortar stores and also online.

Once thing I’ve noticed about their expansions is that they’ve discontinued the Expansion 1-6 boxes and moved toward three color boxes (Red – Expansions 1-3; Blue – Expansions 4-6; Green – Brand new set of 300 cards).

Here’s their website

I check every month or so to see if they’re running any special promotions, there is usually something over the holidays and during the summer.

 
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“Play once or twice, but don't buy!!”

Gameplay Gist: People take turns being ‘the judge’, who reads out a prompt from a black card. Everyone else plays a white card from their hand in response to the prompt. Then the judge shuffles the white cards, reads them aloud and picks his/her favorite, and the person who played that white card wins the round (and receives the black card). After a predetermined number of rounds, the person with most black cards wins. However, the real point of the game is the shock value, as all the white cards have crude/shocking/random phrases on them. For example, for the black card “What are my parents hiding from me?”, someone might play “Harry Potter erotica”, then people laugh.

Ok, but is it good? The first time I played this, I laughed so hard I cried. The second time was almost as fun, but by the third time (when I’d seen most of the cards) I was so so bored. Now, whenever it’s brought out at a party I make some excuse to leave.

Some people seem to like it beyond the first one or two times, and there are some pros that make it a good party game:
– It’s super easy to explain & learn
– You can miss a turn or two and still jump back in, or people can join after 1 or 2 rounds
– You can make the game as long or as short as you like
– It can be fun to try and guess what cards the judge of that round will like most

But even with all that, I do think it gets stale rather quickly and there are many other good party games out there! My suggestion would be to play it once at a board games cafe (towards the end of the night when people have had a few) and then just leave it there.

 

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