Cards Against Humanity: Yes, it’s offensive.

Cards Against Humanity: Yes, it’s offensive.

Cards Against Humanity.  I know MANY of you have played it by now, but since I keep getting asked about it I’ve decided to review it.  You see, I’ve always had this rule about no “adult” games on my site – but because this game is such a phenomenon I’m breaking my rule… ONCE.  (So if I turned you down because of questionable content before this is not an invitation to resubmit. sorry.)

The one thing I can say about this game is that it’s pretty darn honest about what it is – Cards Against Humanity.  Yep, it’s lewd, disgusting, appalling, and inappropriate in so many ways — but it’s also really, really funny.

Playing is very similar to Apples to Apples as one player reads a black card and everyone answers using one of their white cards.  The player who read the black card picks the winner.  The game also includes a list of house rules and I encourage you to create your own.

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So you get it – it’s an “offend everyone fest” in a box.

A few other fun tidbits – the game was invented in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago – which is coincidentally MY neighborhood, but I had nothing to do with it.  It started on Kickstarter and if you don’t want to fork over $25 you can go to their site, print it out and cut out the cards yourself.  The classy part of the game (and I’m astounded that I’m saying that) is that they made a special holiday pack and donate the proceeds to Wikimedia – all $70,066.27.  You can read all about it HERE.

So there you go… now go and grab Cards Against Humanity and start offending.


Cards Against Humanity Stats:

$25 Amazon and or $0 if you print it yourself from their site
4-20+ players (want to play with 3 — add a dummy stack and pull of the top; I SWEAR it works really well.)
depends how long you can go without offending someone or dying of laughing, last time we played the WHOLE box.
Ages 18 and up



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  1. Dave Hofer

    Interesting concept to use a “dummy stack.” The first time we played Apples to Apples it was with some people that had a bad sense of humor and also thought Los Lobos sang “Insane in the Brain.”

  2. NWBL

    I like edgy, clever, topical, off-color humor. I sat in on a round of this. Questions like “What is the best way to get laid?” Canned answers like “ejaculating in a pool of children’s tears.” Yuk, yuk. It didn’t strike me as funny or clever or worth my time. But most people were howling with laughter, at least some, I would say to cover their discomfort. Caveat Emptor.

  3. Norine

    Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

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