Cards Against Humanity

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Cards Against Humanity

Go Media was lucky enough to receive a copy of a brand new game called Cards Against Humanity. It was created by a group of Highland Park High School alumni as a party game for a New Year’s Eve celebration, and it was financed through the website Kickstarter. According to Wikipedia, Cards Against Humanity (CAH) was created by the following designers: Josh Dillon, Daniel Dranove, Eli Halpern, Ben Hantoot, David Munk, David Pinsof, Max Temkin, and Eliot Weinstein.

We here at Go Media were all very excited about trying out the new game, and we recently took a break from our busy day (and damn, we’ve been busy lately, just check out our latest “What’s Go Media Been Up To?” post to see), to try out the this super fun game!

A Little Info About The Game

My 1st impression of this game is that it is a down-and-dirty version of Apples To Apples. The premise of the game is similar and the rules are comparable, but what sets Cards Against Humanity apart is the tongue-and-cheek verbiage on both the packaging/rules and the cards themselves. Even small details like the barcode have hilarious text, i.e. “Mark of the beast.” Or the inspection sticker that states: “Inspected by 204 for the greater glory of our capitalist overlords.” Or even the Disclaimer on the back of the Rules: “Cards Against Humanity is a work of satire. Please address all complaints and legal threats to: Former Vice President Dick Cheney, The American Enterprise Institute…” This game is intended to cause uproarious laughter (and as you can tell from the photos below, it did for us too!).

How to Play

Cards Against Humanity is for ages 17+, you will need 4 to 20+ players, and it will take anywhere from 30-90 minutes. Game play begins with each player taking 10 White Cards. Then 1 player per round picks out a Black Card and they are called the Card Czar (CC). The CC reads the question or fill-in-the-blank phrase on the Black Card, out loud to the group. After that, the remaining players turn in one of their White Cards to the Card Czar. Once all cards are collected the CC reads all the White Cards aloud and picks the one he or she likes best. Whoever’s card is chosen wins 1 Awesome Point. Play continues until you can’t breath anymore from laughing (or you’ve got to get back to work, like we did) and whoever has the most Awesome Points is declared the winner!

Fully Customizable

One of the neatest aspects of this game is that it is distributed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.0 license. That means you can use and remix the game for free, but you can’t sell it without their permission. Their website even has a FREE downloaded PDF version of the game and blank cards for you to enter in your own funny answers, questions, and fill-in-the-blanks.

Are you a loner, a loser, a drink-alone-boozer? Well, you can always play online at the convenience of your home, your bathroom, or your den of inequity. Who needs buddies when you can play with yourself? Now if this game only existed during your childhood, you wouldn’t have had to waste all your lunch money trying to buy friends.

Where to Buy

If you don’t feel like downloading the FREE PDF, you can always buy the snazzy tangible version for only $25. Plus there are 2 expansions each for $10 a piece. Right now the game is only able to be sold in the US and Canada (the Canadian version has some bonus cards and Canadian jokes), but never fear international gamers, you can download and print one of the FREE fan translations that are available in Spanish, French, Hebrew, Pirate, Portuguese, Italian, German, and Danish.

The 1st Expansion includes:

  • 20 Black Cards
  • 80 White Cards
  • 12 Blank Cards
  • 40% More Brand Synergy

The 2nd Expansion includes:

  • 25 Black Cards
  • 75 White Cards
  • 12 Blank Cards
  • Now Dolphin-Safe

Go Media Plays Cards Against Humanity

So as I told you before, some of the Go Media guys and gals (obviously the coolest ones), took a much needed break from our work day to test out the game. Dave Romsey quickly bowed out stating that if he played he would totally win, and didn’t want to show us up (sounds like some BS to me since he didn’t play). Some people questioned whether or not this game was “work appropriate”, but in the end we are all adults with low-brow senses of humor, so it was all good fun. We did have a clear winner, but I will keep their identity private so as to not reveal how truly talented they were at picking the funniest and crudest card combinations. If you really want to know, please send Chipotle gift cards to:

  • Go Media
  • Attn: Marissa Mele
  • 4507 Lorain Avenue
  • Cleveland, OH 44102

Check out some of our answer combinations to laugh your arses off! And guess which one won out (answers at the end of the post)

1.  “But before I kill you, Mr. Bond, I must show you ____________.

  • Passive-aggressive Post-it notes.
  • Lunchables
  • Being a motherfucking sorcerer
  • My relationship status

2.  What helps Obama unwind?

  • Bitches
  • The Chinese gymnastics team
  • Morgan Freeman’s voice
  • Destroying the evidence

3.  I drink to forget ______________.

  • Saxophone solos
  • Lady Gaga
  • Guys who don’t call
  • Sweet, sweet vengeance

4.  War! What is it good for?

  • Firing a rifle into the air while balls deep in a squealing hog
  • Chunks of dead prostitute
  • Getting so angry that you pop a boner
  • Another goddamn vampire movie

5.  What gives me uncontrollable gas?

  • Concealing a boner
  • Switching to Geico
  • AIDS
  • Being a dick to children

6.  The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History has just opened an interactive exhibit on _______________________.

  • A bleached asshole
  • Farting and walking away
  • The Tempur-Pedic Swedish Sleep System
  • Wiping her butt

7.  When I am a billionaire, I shall erect a 50-foot statue to commemorate __________________________.

  • Home video of Oprah sobbing into a Lean Cuisine
  • Powerful thighs
  • MechaHitler
  • The invisible hand

8.  Coming to Broadway this season, ______________________: The Musical.

  • An erection that lasts longer than 4 hours
  • Catapults
  • My genitals
  • Natural male enhancement

9.  What do old people smell like?

  • Sexual tension
  • Wet dreams
  • Christopher Walken
  • Fear itself

10.  What am I giving up for Lent?

  • Pictures of boobs
  • The true meaning of Christmas
  • Bees?
  • A falcon with a cap on its head

Answers

  1. My relationship status
  2. Bitches
  3. Saxophone solos
  4. Getting so angry that you pop a boner
  5. Concealing a boner
  6. A bleached asshole
  7. Home video of Oprah sobbing into a Lean Cuisine
  8. An erection that lasts longer than 4 hours
  9. Sexual tension
  10. Pictures of boobs

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