Introduced a few years back, Cards Against Humanity fast became a pop culture phenomenon and a staple at parties. Yes, it’s a little crude and sometimes the cards can be offensive, but by and large that’s also what makes Cards Against Humanity appealing.
For those who may not be familiar, Cards Against Humanity is like an adult version of Apples to Apples. One player selects a black card with a question or fill in the blank statement on it. The other players then submit white cards that contain funny, absurd, or even borderline offensive phrases/words on them. Finally, the player with the black card then reads the white cards and judges which one they deem to be the most creative/funny/random. That person gets a point and then the next player draws a black card, and so on and so forth.
Despite its appealing design elements Cards Against Humanity still has a few drawbacks. Most notably, it’s the type of game that only works effectively with a large number of people – at least 5 or 6 – and is limited by proximity. In other words, you can’t just pick up a game of Cards Against Humanity whenever the mood strikes…until now.
Thanks to a new website called Cards Against Originality, any smartphone user can now start a game of Cards Against Humanity with their Internet-connected friends. What’s more, they can access the main card game, as well as all of its expansion cards, for free. It’s mobile Cards Against Humanity for free and on any smartphone, PC, or Mac.
Starting a game through Cards Against Originality is fairly simple: players head to CardsAgainstOriginality.com, set up a game, and then share the link for that game. Once all players have clicked the link, they should be connected and ready to play Cards Against Humanity.
It’s strange to think that this is the first instance of a Cards Against Humanity app we’ve seen, but clearly someone saw an opportunity and took advantage. Even stranger still is the fact that Cards Against Originality is in no way tied to Cards Against Humanity, but is only using the cards through the Creative Commons license. See, because the site doesn’t charge for its use, Cards Against Originality is free to run mobile versions of Cards Against Humanity without any worry of being sued. We’re sure that the folks at CAH would love to do something to stop it, but to the best of our knowledge they can’t.
So, feel free to enjoy Cards Against Humanity on Android or iOS with friends and share in the perverse entertainment anywhere you like. There may be some entertainment lost in translation, since CAH is primarily about the communal experience, but this sounds like a decent replacement.
Still, it's always best to reward a good idea, so if the game sounds like it might be up your alley, feel free to show the Cards Against Humanity creators some love too.
Are you a fan of Cards Against Humanity? Would you use a CAH in place of the actual card game?
Source: Business Insider