Found: Cards Against Humanity

By Laura Braden

When the bfriend’s sister visited Sacramento a few weeks back, she brought us the most life-changing gift ever.

Ladies and gents, let me introduce you to:


What’s so great about Cards Against Humanity (Facebook, Twitter)? Because it rewards cleverness, wittiness, speed, debauchery and total inappropriateness.

The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card. Each person always has seven White Cards, which you refresh each round. The person who draws the Black Card picks their favorite answer, and the winner keeps that Black Card as a point. The person with the most points by the time you get to the end of the deck, wins.


This game seriously rocks. We’ve played it at the pool, at post-late night dance parties and while camping. Every single person that we’ve introduced it to walks away swearing they’re going to buy a dozen of them (for gifts). One couple even sent us a looooooooong text (like 2 pages) of questions they came up with over dinner … several days after  playng it for the first time. In other words, it’s incredibly addictive. You also really get to know each other – and disccover who in the group is boring … and who is a dark and broken genius. 🙂

There’s always the one slow person in the group that mumbles and shuffles their cards while the rest of us “patiently” wait for them to choose. To combat, I created a new rule – last person to throw down their card takes a drink.

And once we got through the stack of Black Cards, no one wanted to quit so I instituted another rule (I’m a game nazi, can you tell?) – everyone had to make up their own questions, and players still had to use the White Cards in their hands for answers. This got beyond hilarious, especially when the questions were about specific people.

Cards Against Humanity is only available online for $25, and expansion decks are $10.  Cards Against Humanity is distributed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.0 license, which means you can use and remix the game for free, but you can’t sell it without their permission.


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