Michele On April - 12 - 2012

After working all day Easter day Doug and I went to Evelyn’s house to have her traditional Easter dinner of ham and potato salad.  As is tradition, after a holiday meal we all play a game. A favorite of ours has been Apples to Apples.

It’s a cute game,  fun and appropriate for all ages. There’s nothing untoward that you’d ever have to explain to anyone. You could play it with the minister of your church or your grandmother.

However this time a new game was brought to Evelyn’s.

It’s Cards Against Humanity, which the developers of the game call “A party game for horrible people.” Apparently it’s been out a few months, but as always seems to be the case I find out about the newest thing way after most everyone else does.

But just in case there are some other people that haven’t heard about it, I thought I’d share our experiences.

It’s played just like Apples to Apples.

But could you play Cards Against Humanity with your grandmother or your minister?

Not so much.

Well perhaps you could if they were very, very, very open minded; but even then there would probably have to be a lot of explanations given.

And although I consider myself pretty with it for being a dinosaur, there were a couple of things that had to be explained even to me. Luckily I’m not easily shocked.

But do NOT be confused:

This game is only for those who can suspend all sense of decency and morals. If you are uncomfortable talking about bodily functions or sex this probably isn’t the game for you.

It is sick.

And twisted.

SERIOUSLY sick and twisted.

Please believe me when I tell you this.

It is also the funniest game that I have ever played.

Here’s one review I read.

Altogether we were a group of 8 who sat down to play. Our ages ranged from 23 to 62. There were straight people, gay people, men and women, married people and unmarried people. The group was quite diverse.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but by the end of the first question I knew this was going to be different than anything I’d played before. I’ve never seen Evelyn laugh so hard; and one member of our group, a PhD who’s normally pretty reserved, broke into damn near uncontrollable shrieks of laughter.

A number of people have posted reviews.  In some of them they posted photos of questions and possible answers so I thought I’d share so you can more easily understand-

Those are some of the more tame answers.

Here’s another example:

Still not too bad.

I mean who hasn’t heard of a vajazzled vagina after all?

OK. Now for those of you who haven’t gone running trying to wash their eyes out and attempt to permanently delete Bodacious Boomer from their computers and brain I will continue with a few more examples.

Be aware some of these are let’s say of a more adult nature.

Here’s a set of possible answers. (I didn’t see the question that prompted them though.)

Here’s  another I found online that someone had posted:

And just in case you think I’m the only one who likes it, here are the reviews from Amazon- they are all 4 or 5 star- mostly 5 star. I’ve never seen ratings like that before for a game.

Some of the other reviews I read call it “Hilariously awkward.”, “Good for those with a dark sense of humor.”, “Political incorrectness taken to a whole new level.”

The game has 500 cards so you can play a long time without ever seeing the same card twice. We played for almost two hours and only made it half way through the deck; so I’m sure I probably haven’t seen the most outrageous of the cards yet.

It sells out as fast as they can print it. However the good news is that you can download it and print it yourself if you don’t want to wait for it to come back in stock. Personally I’m just waiting for it to come back in stock.

So there you go.

Just choose the players carefully, don’t have any children nearby while playing and when you’re done remember that none of you are really that sick and twisted in real life and you’ll be fine.

Has anyone else played already played it?


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17 Responses so far.

  1. fishducky says:

    No one here at the Shady Rest Home For the Senile will play it with me!

    • Michele says:

      When we get together we’ll play. Everyone else at Shady Rest Home for the Senile will probably run off screaming into the night as we do; but that’ll be their problem.:)

  2. Cheryl P. says:

    I would find it hilariously fun. My sense of humor tends to tilt toward the Not politically correct stuff. In fact, the more incorrect it is the funnier it would seem. Obviously, there are a few people out there that agree or this game wouldn’t be selling.
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    • Michele says:

      When you do play young one please let me know how you like it. As you could tell by the reviews there a more than a few people that think it’s just great.

  3. I’ve never even played Apples to Apples. But I do know some people I could play the adult one with. Too funny
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  4. Michele says:

    I think there is an adult A2A available which is probably much less objectionable but also less funny than CAH. Let me know if you get it how you like it.

  5. TRACK says:

    Morning M, Never heard of it until now, “Favored Condoms” is a good answer…TRACK hahahaha ;-) ) )

  6. Pearl says:

    Oh, I could play this. WE could play this!

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  7. Michele says:

    Doug and I have been considering taking a big road trip this summer. If we do, CAH are going with us. I’d love to play with my friends in different parts of the country.

  8. DWei says:

    Ham and potato salad sounds delicious. And I’ve only seen this game mentioned on Reddit. It seemed to have gotten a lot of attention.
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  9. Michele says:

    It was delicious indeed. And all the attention that CAH has got is well deserved. It’s a hoot.

  10. Liz C. says:

    Yup, I love anything politically incorrect. Must have this game!The more irreverent the better!
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  11. Michele says:

    You won’t be disappointed Ms. Snoots.

  12. Stevie says:

    Never played that one but “Dirty Minds” is a really great, funny game that isn’t actually dirty. The clues make you think it must be a dirty but the answers are always innocent. Here’s an example:

    Some people like to spread me out before eating me, some people like to lick my nuts what am i? PEANUT BUTTER

    Some people like to spread me out before eating me, some people like to lick my nuts what am i? BUBBLE GUM

    Very funny stuff when getting together with friends and drinking.
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  13. Virginia says:

    totally going to buy this for my next post-dinner party

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