Saturday, June 20, 2015

Cards Against Humanity Card Game Review

Cards Against Humanity is a card game for 3 or more players. It is similar to another game called Apples to Apples. In that game each player takes a turn as a judge, playing a card that usually has an adjective on it such as Goofy. The rest of the players take a card from their hand, usually a noun like Hiccups, that they think the judge will find funny. The judge picks the one they like and that person wins the round and another person plays the judge and picks another card. The winner is the player that wins a certain amount of hands.

The box for Cards Against Humanity says on the box, "A party game for horrible people" and that is where it differs from Apples to Apples. The cards in CAH are funny and terrible at the same time and that's what makes the game so much fun. Some of the answers you can come up within a different setting would get you shunned, beaten up or worse. I picked 4 of the answer cards from the box and they are; poopy diapers, Surprise Sex!, world peace, the morbidly obese. As you can see the cards are far from family-friendly and I wouldn't recommend playing this game with younger kids but that is a plus because the fun you can have with friends playing this game multiplies exponentially if you play while drinking.

The game itself is simple to play. Each player draws 10 white cards, the answer cards. To begin the player who has most recently pooped, I'm not making this up, plays the first round as the "Card Czar" They pick a black card, the question cards, and reads it out loud. The rest of the players pass their white answer card face down to the Czar and he chooses the one that he likes the most, winning that player an awesome point for the round.

Then the next player becomes the Card Czar and picks another black card and reads it and the game continues on until a player has won enough awesome points.

Some of the black cards are pick 2 cards that require 2 white cards to answer. An example Pick 2 card is " In a pinch, (blank) can be a suitable substitute for (blank). Each player needs to play 2 white cards to answer the question.

There are also blank black and white cards. If the card czar picks a blank card they make up the question and if a player plays a white card they make up their answer. If you know the czar well you can usually win the round using a blank card.

Also, you can gamble in the game. If you think you have 2 white cards in your hand and could win with both you may bet one of your awesome points and gamble on it. If you win you keep the point you wagered plus the point for the round and if you lose you lose the point wagered as well as the round.

The rest of the rules are different house rules you can use. They are all pretty good and we usually like to use a different one for each game.

If the game sounds like fun I think you should get it as we always have lots of fun playing it. I don't think it would be a lot of fun to play with grandma at the old folks home but maybe your grandma is cool. It's defiantly a game that has to be played with a certain group of people. If you want to play cheap, or just look over the game you can download the cards and print them yourself for free here at the Cards Against Humanity website. If you want the fancy printed cards you can get them from Amazon for $25.00 here.

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