Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity brings out the reprehensible and graceless inner workings of your closest friends.
Check your tact at the door and make sure the kids are in bed. Playing this game you realize just how ‘wrong’ all your peeps really are. If you are not of the prudish variety, this game will bring you to the verge of wetting your pants due to laughter. Good times.
The box clearly states 17+ and it means it. I wouldn’t play this game with anyone not in high school. Full Stop. Additionally, you’ll have to have a strong stomach and broad sense of humor. I promise if you play long enough, everyone winds up offended at one point or another. With all of this said, this game is incredibly fun with the right group of people.
The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card. There’s an art in how the question and answer cards fit together. The over the top comedy comes from the ridiculous/ grotesque/ absurd/ offensive/ combinations your friend come up with – all for the sake of a good belly laugh. Leave your sense of social wrongdoing behind and realize that every religion, nationality and sensitive subject is going to be drawn into the light. The hilarity lies in just how inappropriate inappropriate can get with the people you consider close friends.
I leave you with an example:
Black Card is read “Why am I sticky”
responses from the table
- me time
- George Clooney’s Musk
- a brain tumor
- three months in the hole
The winner of the most humorous response to the Black Card owner, is bequeathed the honor of pulling the next black card.
- FYI – I did my best to keep those responses PG and IT WASN’T EASY.