WARNING: This Game Is Not For the Faint of Heart
Cards Against Humanity. You may have heard of it. It’s an adult version of Apples to Apples. At least, that’s what I’ve been told, but having never actually played Apples to Apples, I can’t verify the veracity of that statement. The box says that it’s a party game for horrible people and that’s pretty much true. I must be a horrible person, because I’ve introduced my family to this game and now I get texts like this:
At 8 o’clock at night when I have to work the next morning? Sorry, bro.
The game itself is pretty simple. You go around the table and each round one person draws a black card, reads the question out loud and everyone else responds to the question (or scenario) with a white card. The questions on the black cards can be as terrible as, “What did the US military air drop to the children of Afghanistan?” or as (seemingly) innocuous as, “Why do I hurt all over?” (does anyone really want to know?).
Question: What’s a girl’s best friend? Answers: 1. Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2. Morgan Freeman’s Voice, 3. David Bowie flying in on a tiger made of lightning, and 4. Poor life choices.
The white “answer” cards range from random stuff like, “David Bowie flying in on a tiger made of lightning” to, “Auschwitz.” It’s not uncommon to have people apologize profusely as they put the white cards down. It really isn’t a game for the easily offended is what I’m trying to get at here. You tend to get combinations like this (sorry about the blurry picture, but it’s really hard to keep the camera steady when you’re laughing hard enough to make your stomach ache):
This was an extremely tame round.
Did I mention that I played this game with my mother? You should all do that. Go ahead. Get the game. Then watch your mom come up with family friendly combinations that include the, “ethnic cleansing” answer card (yes, she really did go there). For the record, the “Poor life choices” card in that picture was my mom’s.
She, uh …she won that game.
We got our copy from Taiga Games on Third Street Marquette. You can also find it at the top of Amazon’s Best Seller list in toys and games. If you, too, are a terrible person (like I am) then this game is for you.
Jen is an artist by day, writer by night! She earned a degree in art from NMU and came to build websites for Great Lakes Radio in January of 2014. She's an avid reader, writer, gamer, and part time super hero. In her spare time she dyes her hair strange colors and collects action figures.
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