Episode 30 - Cards Against Humanity

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The first ever card game entry in the Dark Humor Highlight comes to us in the form of the satirical masterpiece Cards Against Humanity. It is often referred to as a party game for horrible people. Quite frankly, that's bullshit. This is the greatest card game ever made, and everyone should play it, especially if you measure your age in a single digit number of years. Chances are you won't understand all the jokes, but you have to learn them sooner or later, right?

If you're new to Cards Against Humanity, this is basically a questions and answers game. Each player starts with a hand of white cards, each of which has an answer printed on it. Each turn a black question card is revealed, and the players pick a card out of their hand as the response to the question. The winner of the round is whoever provided the best answer.

"Best" in this case means whichever answer is the funniest and most offensive. See, the question and answer cards are designed to be as politically incorrect, offensive, insensitive, and racist, as possible, all for the sake of you and your friends having a good laugh. Naturally, if you're the sort of person that gets offended easily and hates profanity, you will not like this game. Then again, if you are such a person, you're not likely to read our website, so this shouldn't be a problem.

Cards Against Humanity was conceived by a handful of people and funded on Kickstarter. It first saw the light of day in 2011, and has since been followed by a number of expansion packs, including a UK-themed core version that includes some truly delicious and incredibly offensive cards. If you enjoy dark and offensive humor, you owe it to yourself to play this game.

Recently a semi-online version was launched which allows people in the same room to play the game even if they don't have printed cards at hand, provided they have access to laptops or smartphones and a working internet connection. It's a pretty good way to try out the game:


Finally, if you want a concrete demonstration to get a feeling for the game, look no further than this video of Wil Wheaton and his friends playing Cards Against Humanity. It's exactly as awesome as it sounds!

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