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Warning: This game review includes images of words and phrases that may not be suitable for work, children, old people, religious types, small pets, and Mississippians. 


Cards Against Humanity doesn’t try to be something it’s not. From the name to the tagline: a free party game for horrible people, you know what you’re getting. If you’re invited to play, leave your sensitivities at the door. If you’re easily offended or take issue with saying very bad, very dirty words that relate to bodily fluids and sounds. Well, just stop reading now.

If you’re still reading, welcome. You’re my kind of people.

The rules of the game are simple: One player reads a question from a black card and the other players submit their funniest white card as an answer. The player who asked the question chooses the best answer and awards that player a point. Then it’s someone else’s turn to ask a question.

Sounds harmless, but take a look at a few of the cards:

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You get the picture. Cards Against Humanity is best played with a party of adults. Send the kids to grandma’s, banish them to another floor of the house, lock them in a closet, whatever. Oh, and ProTip: Be careful taking a sip of a beverage when answers are about to be read. You’ve been warned.

Purchase the game from the CAH site or from OR make your own game for free under the Creative Commons – you can remix the game for your own use, but you can’t sell it. There are also expansion packs available with add-on cards to freshen up the game. You’ll go through the original cards pretty quickly with enough players. Although, because of the random pairings, it’s still a lot of fun – and very much like playing a new game – when you get repeat cards.

If you’re having trouble getting all of your willing friends over – because, seriously, gas is expensive – you can play via Google + Hangout with Hangouts Against Humanity.

And remember:

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Nina Perez is the founder of Project Fandom. She is also the author of a YA series of books, "The Twin Prophecies," and a collection of essays titled, "Blog It Out, B*tch." Her latest books, a contemporary romance 6-book series titled Sharing Space, are now available on for Kindle download. She has a degree in journalism, works in social media, lives in Portland, Oregon, and loves Idris Elba. When not watching massive amounts of British television or writing, she is sketching plans to build her very own TARDIS. She watches more television than anyone you know and she's totally fine with that.

5 Comments on Cards Against Humanity

  1. My favorite game EVER! I love the horrible people in my life 🙂

  2. I have read so much of your posts about this game. We have to purchase it. I will look on Amazon to see the cost, but it is right up our twisted alley. We really enjoy the game Apples to Apples, which sounds similar to this. CAH sounds much more fun!

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