Seriously!?! What Is Cards Against Humanity About?

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Things aren’t always as obvious as they seem to be, for example, what keys are for, what locks are intended to do or even the name of a card game and its clear definition. Here’s the thing…the question, ” what is cards against humanity about “, answers itself within the question but apparently we can’t just go around assuming things are obvious. See what I did there?

But in reality the name of the game is really what it’s all about. But we’re not gonna leave it there. Wouldn’t be right.

Feed Me Seymour!!!

Definition: Cards Against Humanity is a party style card game where players are required to fill-in-the-blanks of sentences with offensive words or phrases. It’s a party game for horrible people, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable as you and your friends. Labeling it despicable and insulting you and your friends was not my intent there but is actually the description its website boasts loud and proud. The name is probably starting to make more sense to you. They meant what they said.

Basic gameplay: At start, each player draws ten White Cards and the player who most recently pooped ( yes, you read it right ) draws a black card and is the ” Card Czar ” ( whatever the hell that is? ) . The Card Czar reads the question or fill-in-the-blank phrase on the black card out loud. All other players answer  the question or fills in the blank by passing one white  card, face down, to the Card Czar.

The Card Czar then shuffles all the answers and reads each card combination out loud to the group. The Card Czar should re-read the black card before presenting each answer. Finally the Card Czar picks the funniest play, and whomever played that card gets a point.

After a complete round of play, a new player becomes the Card Czar and everyone gets ten cards again.

Pick 2 • Some black cards say ” pick 2 ” on the bottom. In order to answer these, each player plays two white cards in combination. Important: Arrange them in the order that the Card Czar should read them. Play the first card face down, play the second card on top face down.

Gambling • If you have more than one white card that you think could win a round, you can bet one of your points to play an extra white card. If you win, you keep the point. If you lose, whoever wins gets that point. 

House Rules

• Rando Cardissian • Happy Ending • Never Have I Ever • Wheaton’s Law • Rebooting The Universe • Packing Heat • Meritocracy • Smooth Operator • Tie Breaker • Chubby Bunny • Freaky Friday • Hard Mode • Russian Roulette • Hail To The Chief • Race To The Moon • Smoke Opium And Play Cards Against Humanity • Wait For Godot • Don’t Play Cards Against Humanity

Cards against humanity have a bunch of different house rules and we don’t need to go through them  at this point. Trust me.

Who Does This?

Well..Max Temkin, Josh Dillon, Daniel Dranove, Eli Halpern, Ben Hantoot, David Munk, David Pinsof, and Eliot Weinstein does if you really want to know. These are the names of eight friends who met in school and decided to create this game. They completed a small crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to fund the first production run and since have turned it into a very successful business. In fact, when in stock it’s the number one game on Amazon.com. Over a half million $25 decks sold more than a year ago earning these eight friends an estimated $12 million. Apparently everyone does excluding you and I.

Play Your Cards Right

To be a winner in this game you pretty much need to be an awful person, and this game lets you do so in a not so discrete pun-intended kind of way. With your friends of course, so there’s no reason for feeling guilty for giving that highly offensive answer you just stole the game with. Heart-breaking answers are encouraged with cards that offer a chance to respond with racism, homophobia and just about anything else you can think about to provoke anger in a normal environment. This environment however is far from the norm and everyone at a table holding these cards are part of their own little secret society and again as its own website boast, ” Horrible People “. Seeing a few examples of the questions asked during gameplay I’m not sure I’d be a team player. I’d probably want to know which one of my buddies secretly hated gay people. The winner at my table would probably not want to be a proud winner because I would have tons of questions. Would you feel horrible playing or better yet winning Cards Against Humanity? Will you play your cards right?

Hello Horrible

So now that your question ” what is cards against humanity about ” has been answered, do you have to ask yourself if you are indeed a horrible person? I just asked myself and I probably am because I had some fairly quick and easy comebacks to some very offensive example cards I saw online. I refuse to share my answers. I had answers. And now that I Know I could be just as disgusting as every other sick and twisted person who plays this game, I want absolutely nothing to do with it.

But you on the other hand are of a different breed my friend, none of what I have said this far deterred you from finding out more. I have nothing else to say to you about these cards except that I know you want some you horrible human. After all I just told you, you want to know where you can get you dirty hands on a pack. Don’t you? Luckily for you I’m only here to inform and I’ll hold my tongue on judging you and the others. You can pretty much find these cards anywhere, they are not hard to find at all. A few places to purchase Cards Against Humanity are Target, Walmart, Amazon and eBay.

The real

Hey guys seriously, no judgement from my end. I don’t think anyone should feel a certain type of way about people who play these cards. Also, just because you could probably answer all questions and give the most offensive answers ( that’s what I’m afraid of ) doesn’t mean you are a horrible person. I Keep trying to convince myself I still love Humanity. I do I swear. Check out my review on ” CAH ” on my blog.

If you have any additional input or have a question for me please feel free to post what you have to say in the comment section below.

Best Cards & Best Regards

Jontae Smith

 

30 Comments

  1. Hi,
    I stumbled on this site and I’m here going, wow. I never heard of Cards against Humanity. It sounds like an interesting game. Not necessarily one I’m likely to play because I sound like it promotes negativity and hate. That’s not exactly my thing. There is enough negative in the world without me playing games to promote it.

    Candy Benn

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      Hi Candy, thank for your comment. I love cards. I love to collect, trade, and sell cards. I mostly collect sport cards and trading game cards. Party style card games like this one is not something I collect but I would buy because I’m interested in these games now. It brings me joy to provide valuable information to my readers, who can then make an informed decision about something they searched for. Your concern about promoting negativity will probably be the concern of most information seekers. Have a great day.

  2. You probably want to make sure that they are either really good friends (so you don’t offend them) or really casual friends as I’m not sure you will be friends after the game.  I think it would get tiring to be hurling insults at each other.  Either way thanks for sharing I had not heard of this game but don’t think this is a game for me.

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      Hey Daniel, thanks for your comment regarding these cards. I totally understand the concern about the relationships between players. I joked about a ” proud winner ” at my table being grilled by me for his victory but in reality I would keep my feelings in check because I expect to hear horrible answers. If this game has the potential to ruin friendships then these cards may really be ” Cards Against Humanity “. Have a great day.

  3. It is true as the reader mention, that you should play it with your friends, or those you are close to.

     I think anything that we put before us to bring out the worst in us should be avoided. 

    We are imperfect by nature we don’t need help in that, that is why we should  be building up ourselves and each other. Even our close friends depends on their moods could be offended .

    We don’t want to lose our friends, or get our farmily members mad at us, It is unnecsessary.

    Think twice before getting this game.

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      Hi Marilyn, thank you for your question, comment, and concerns regarding this card game. Yes, what the reader suggested would probably be the best setting for this game and that is with friends or people close to you. I imagine people sitting at the table are close enough to remain friends after games. This game is most definitely bringing out ugly and not necessarily the worst ( my opinion/not against yours ) in people. Like the great Marilyn Murray once wrote, ” Think twice before getting this game. ” Have a great day.

  4. Okay so, I agree, not going to put anyone down here. Cards Against Humanity looks and sounds like a pretty fun game. I’ve played it a few times with my friends but didn’t love it enough to remember anything about it. Although it’s fun and raunchy, it drags. I feel like I’m being punished having to sit so long. Somethings just aren’t for everyone.

    Games for me are not totally out the door for me, though. I love anything with colors and patterns, like Quirkle. Have you heard about it? I know, I’m weird and I don’t mind. I’m a designer and my world revolves around color and patterns. I’m good at design, therefore I’m good at Quirkle. Undefeated to be exact! No, I’m not competitive at all! LOL but really, I’m just that good!

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      Hi Erika. Thank you for your comment. I have not played this game in a group setting or any setting yet. I do understand the game play now and I see how it can be fun, raunchy, but dragging. Probably a spot on description everyone would give about the feeling when playing. Absolutely no judgement coming from my end. Have a great day.

  5. Wow I have never heard about this before and I think it is would be interesting to friends who dissing each others including I personally, I would really like that game so much. And by the way thanks for sharing, you made me to discover new game.

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      Hi ELWEE IVAN, thanks for your comment on this matter. I’m happy knowing that Cards Against Humanity may have gained another fan. It does go beyond dissing your buddies. Like lightyears beyond that! Go for it! Have a great day.

  6. I actually stumbled on this site and I’m here going, wow. I never heard of Cards against Humanity. It sounds like an interesting game. Not necessarily one I’m likely to play because I sound like it promotes negativity and hate. That’s not exactly my thing. There is enough negative in the world without me playing games to promote it.

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      Hi Helen, thanks for your comment. Many will stumble upon my website but many more will find this through a search they entered because they want to know about this card game. I understand why you would stay away because it sounds like the game promotes negativity. The name alarms positive thinkers immediately. This could be the best game ever but the name will prevent many from playing. But apparently not too many because these cards are flying off the shelves. The ” Ass Pack ” is doing numbers! Have a great day.

  7. It’s funny how anyone would love to play such a game and in the first place who thought that this game would make sense must be really feared. I really don’t like such games, and they some times have a negative impact on the players psychology and that is really bad. I wouldn’t want to try it out, no matter how fun 

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      Hi Justin, I appreciate your input on this matter as you bring up something I had not considered, which is, the player’s psychology. I may even write an article about the possible dangers of playing this game if I find evidence that supports it. Thanks again and have a great day.

  8. Hello there Jontae, I have to admit that this article and the game in particular made me conflicted as I’m usually against anything that promotes negativity and hatred in anyway but I had to remind or rather convince myself that there was a perspective that the makers of the game saw it from which I will never understand and I have no right to judge. It does sound like an interesting game though, that much I can admit. 

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      Hi BeeSean, Thanks for your comment. I was a bit conflicted as well when I discovered these interesting cards. Even more conflicted when I had answers for their example cards. My own answers. Have a great day.

  9. I love this game!

    It’s one that comes out at family gatherings (close family, no way we’d play it with anybody uncomfortable with it) when the kids go to bed.

    I’ve never really considered that it promotes negativity or hate necessarily. Everybody I’ve played with knows my views and I know their’s. If I play a terrible combo that involves poking fun anybody or any demographic, it’s not me saying I agree with it or promote it, it’s in the name of the game, who can play the worst cards (against humanity) and get the most points. 

    Saying that, quite often I end up with cards that make no sense as answer as it depends what’s in your hand at the time.

    Whilst I love it, I can see why others are put off by this and wouldn’t want to play it. 

    I also think I’ve commented terribly and made myself look bad, but can’t think of a more eloquent way to put it, so apologies if I’ve offended anybody. I appreciate that any game with this concept can be seen as bashing minorities but I’ve always seen as as poking fun at those who actually hold negative views, if that makes sense. 

    I’ll maybe comment again when less tired and more caffeinated lol.  

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      Hi Tony, thanks for your comment. I really appreciate how honest you are about your ” love ” for this game and thanks for pointing out your minor issues with how your hand sometimes ends up. I also agree that it’s a game you should play with comfortable participants. I don’t think you are a bad person for loving this game and anyone who does could probably be a winner in this game if they gave it a try. Have a nice day.

  10. I am a lover of games and especially card games. I must confess though that I have not played this particular one before and I think it might create an uncomfortable relationship considering the type of friends that I have. I do however like the diversity in the game and i am also happy I learnt something new.

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      Hello Lucas Moore, thanks for your comment and also your love for card games. We have something in common. We also share the common feeling that we may create an uncomfortable relationship or feelings among friends. That diversity just makes you wanna give it a shot. Understood. I’m happy that you learned something from reading this article. Have a nice day.

  11. Hello there, Thanks for sharing this awesome article I know it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me. I heard about this a few days ago but I found it hard to believe that people in this modern age would still have time to waste on things like this, never knew it but I would definitely give it a try.

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      Hi there Ismeglamour, thanks for your comment. Since you just recently heard about this game it brings me joy that you got some value out of this article. Seems like people have plenty time on their hands for this particular game and maybe you do to. Have a nice day.

  12. Hello there! This is an amazing article you have got here. I am sure this information here will be of great help to any one who come across it as it is to me. This argument has been going on for some time in my lane where we play this game sometimes; most people see as dangerous and some sort of bad game which is not true. Though you can’t convince anyone about who you real are until they come close.

    Thanks for sharing this with me, I will forward it to my friends.

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      Hey Joy, thanks for your comment on this article. I’m happy this article has helped you some. I can see how people can view this game in a negative way but I choose not to. I also will not judge a person who views this as a bad game. Everyone is entitled to have an opinion. Maybe this article will give those around you some clarity so thank you for forwarding it. Have a nice day.

  13. Wow! I actually smell lot of fun in here with having something like these cards to play with. I love the fact that this cards against humanity actually offers something very different and unique to what we know and the very basic things that we are all used to. So, I love that and I know with the right blending you can unleash the potential of this game.

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      Hi Kimberly, thanks for your comment. I think it’s cool that you immediately see the fun and potential of this game instead of any negative, if any, it may bring. This is definitely one unique game for sure. Have a nice day.

  14. This is literally the first time that I am hearing about this cards against humanity but I think that the project is a very special one and they can probably reach their desired goals if they do their work very diligently and if there is something that many companies are lacking now which is gram work.

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      Hey there Jay, thanks for your comment. It seems like a lot of people aren’t hip to this game. I’m learning and won’t pretend to be an expert. I’d say this company is definitely reaching their financial goals. Have a nice day.

  15. Hi Jontae,

    Thank you for introducing us to this card game. I know some people might get offended with stuff said in the card game, but as long as we all understand that is it just a game, I don’t think it would be a problem. Maybe parents can even turn it into an educative game for our young adult kids. Turn the negative parts into positives.

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      Hi Ferra, thanks for your comment. You’re welcome. I agree that it shouldn’t be much of a problem if players understand the game. Who knows, you could be right about the educational aspect of it. Great comment. Have a nice day.

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