Game Night in New Jersey – Cards Against Humanity

by Alice Magdziak • December 26, 2012 • Entertainment, Game NightComments (0)3074

Are you despicable and awkward?

Are your friends horrible people?

Do you wish you were rowdier than you are in real life?

If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then you need to get a hold of this card game. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart.

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 Labeled as the Party Game for Horrible People, Cards Against Humanity is a card game that’s similar to Apples to Apples in terms of game play but the similarity ends at the rules.  Each round has a judge who picks a black card from the face-down pile and reads it aloud to all players.  Then, each player picks a corresponding white card from their hands to play face down in front of the judge.  Once all players have chosen their white cards, the judge reads them all (preferable aloud for comic effect) and picks a winner.  The winner keeps the black card as a method of point counting. Then the judgeship moves to the next player and rounds are repeated until someone has seven points.

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 Here are a few samples of what you might be holding in your hand when the judge reads out a black card.  You can see that where Apples to Apples has a few kind of naughty cards, Cards Against Humanity is slightly more adult in nature.  Note, that we had to pick through about twelve cards before we found six that were deemed appropriate to even post on YDKJ.  There are some really nasty cards!

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 Here are some examples of the black cards.  Some are fill-in-the-blank style, some are questions and some rounds you need to use two or even three white cards. The most ridiculous ones, we thought, required you to make haikus from three of your cards.  Some haikus will live on in infamy among our friends.  But, they are completely unpublishable!

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If you have a group of friends who love to play Apples to Apples and always seem to make it a randy game anyway, you should definitely find yourself a pack of Cards Against Humanity.  You and your friends will love it.

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