A horrible, wonderful game
A horrible, wonderful game

The problem when writing this joke came not from finding hilarious combinations of cards in the Cards Against Humanity deck. Finding fall-of-your-chair-laughing cards in this deck is all too easy.

No, my challenge was in finding cards PG enough to go in the comic. It’s a raunchy, raunchy game. And that’s what makes it delightful.

You could tell, at Gen Con, who had managed to get their hands on a copy of the game because they were the ones hidden away in corners, occasionally checking to see if any children or any of the easily-offended were around, and then bursting into laughter and saying things like ‘ooooh…. wow, yikes!’

News: Posted September 26th, 2012 by Alina

^ 33 Comments to “A horrible, wonderful game”

  1. megsong23 Says:

    I love this game!
    This week on Hannah Montana Miley deals with ______. Was one of the first cards I ever saw. Ooooohhhhh dear.

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 1:57 am
  2. Vorelthrae Says:

    I really want to know what the combination in the previous page was. 😛

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 2:42 am
  3. MacDiver Says:

    Okay, I totally want this game. I hope they get another print running soon.

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 3:10 am
  4. crossporpoises Says:

    Gaah!!! What is that game?! I need one.. NOW! *twitch*

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 3:18 am
  5. crossporpoises Says:

    Double-gaah!! I know the name of the game… but I need one just the same! (yes I rhymed)

    Who do I need to blackmail to get one?

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 3:21 am
  6. Eliza Says:

    So THIS is why I never win Apples to Apples. All along I’ve been trying to play this instead…

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 3:55 am
  7. 18th Avenger Says:

    What is this game? It makes me all manner of curious.

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 4:04 am
  8. Lefty Says:

    I’m loving this arc of board game comics. My group just got Cards against Humanity, and we’ll be playing it during a drunken board gaming session on Friday.

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 5:59 am
  9. EurekaBe Says:

    Will definately be looking into a french version of the game, even if I have to make it myself…

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 6:13 am
  10. Keylac Says:

    I played Cards Against Humanity for the first time at Phoenix ComicCon with 8 strangers. By the end of the game, we decided we were all going to hell, and that the winner was driving the bus. Good times, good times.

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 6:40 am
  11. When my costuming guild had this month’s meeting a group of gamers where having a gathering in the same cafe. Some how, I am not quite sure how, we end up with the super raunchy “18 and up version” of this game. Which basically brought any guild business discussions to a screaming halt because we where all laughing to hard. Now we are trying to get a copy of this game for our Halloween party this year or at latest the Christmas Party. Best card game ever.

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 7:10 am
  12. Leon Says:

    CAH is awesome. I know some folks who got kickstarted copies back in June and it’s hit the table quite a few times. Best player, somebody’s 80 something grandmother. She didn’t completely understand the rules (wait, this game has rules?) but she knew what to do when someone else had the lead, play a horribly inappropriate, funny card.

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 8:03 am
  13. TheWreck Says:

    Oh, yeah! My friends and I found this game about a month ago and it has quickly replaced Apples to Apples as our favorite word game and, as it vigorously tickles the depraved parts of our senses of humor, it’s become a favorite game, period. Seeing as we have 7 guys at the table, the fact that it easily accommodates us is no small factor, as well.

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 8:09 am
  14. Draco18s Says:

    Controlling _______ to control the world.
    YOU MUST CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PYLONS.

    The game is so painfully funny. At a con this summer there were no less than 8 games going in the same room at the same time, each with no less than 8 people.

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 9:07 am
  15. Technomancer Says:

    I want this game… I want it so bad! 🙂 hehe

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 9:15 am
  16. Rebecca Sparks Says:

    It’s a really horrible, wonderful game. Alas, I have only played second hand, listening to the game whilst stuck in a 3 hour munchkin game.. which I won >:D. However, since the group I game with already has the game, and the other people I force to play boardgames with me are my parents/my 8 year old son, I won’t be buying it soon.

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 10:27 am
  17. Paul S. Enns Says:

    Got notification when this was back in print and ordered the game and both expansions. Good thing, since it looks like it’s out of print again. Or at least there are no new copies available through Amazon.

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 11:13 am
  18. Alina Says:

    For those of you who were asking, the game is called “Cards Against Humanity”.

    And, for those of you who are a) Over 18 and b) Interested in seeing just how *horrible* some of the cards are, do an image search for Cards Against Humanity and see some of the pictures of games people have put up. Some of them are, just, wow… (Anytime the infamous pacman card comes up, it’s pretty much a winner…)

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 11:43 am
  19. jim Says:

    i think the 4 cards from the second and third panel actually work better in the first panel…and vice versa

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 1:03 pm
  20. space pirate Says:

    hehe, first google hit is the official (looking) page to download a print-your-own PDF.
    No i just need to add a dictionary and an explanation of all that brand names, and our german gaming group can try it 🙂

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 1:15 pm
  21. Jashin Says:

    Ok, so someone made a game exactly the way I use to play apples to apples – is it available in German?

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 5:19 pm
  22. This game is indeed amazing.

    Back at TFcon, there was quite a bit of it being played given a number of people in the Transformers fandom had been made aware of the game via a podcast, and several people brought copies.

    I just wish I had more opportunities to play my own copy, myself. Note that there’s a Canadian edition of the game, they’re doing a UK edition as well, and apparently there’s a GiantBomb expansion in the works.

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 5:53 pm
  23. Dritz Says:

    Never commented before, but this pushed me to it! If anyone wants to play CAH via online chat, I created and host a bot to do so at irc.subluminal.net #cardsagainsthumanity – just hook up an IRC client and meet us there!

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 8:03 pm
  24. LoneHowler Says:

    Apparently you can print your own cards the ODF is avaikable for free, but then you’ll go through allot of ink and card stock

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 9:08 pm
  25. LoneHowler Says:

    *PDF *available. Damn autocorrect failed me

    Posted September 26th, 2012 at 9:10 pm
  26. Shiyiya Says:

    My friends and I found an online version of this (it’s called Pretend You’re Xyzzy, if you want to google) and played while in a skype group video call for ages. It was BRILLIANT. Though we decided that when we manage to coordinate to play it in meatspace, we will need to make additional cards, and many of them will need to be sexual, because we kept getting stuck with hands full of things that just weren’t interesting enough.

    I think “Flying sex snakes.” is my favourite card, though I about died laughing the first time I saw the pacman one. “Being on fire” seemed to be our card that invariably won any round it was played in. (What’s the new fad diet? Being on fire! What’s causing problems at the nudist colony? Being on fire!)

    Posted September 27th, 2012 at 12:43 am
  27. Dragonfodder Says:

    Best combo we got, and it’s close-enough to sfw (as far as CAH gets at least)-

    Lifetime presents ______________ the story of __________________
    became Lifetime presents The American Dream, the story of Not giving a S*** about third-world countries.

    Posted September 27th, 2012 at 4:25 am
  28. Pixie Says:

    I did a google search as soon as I saw the strip before this one. There is indeed a PDF version with all the cards and instructions.

    Guess who is putting that on a thumb drive and having it printed on nice card stock?

    Posted September 27th, 2012 at 8:20 am
  29. speaky2k Says:

    Friends of mine & I have played this game several times in the past year and we all love it. One of my friends always wanted to get the “Bitches” card because it could be played on so many cards successfully. I plan on getting them the expansion pack(s) for Christmas.

    Posted September 27th, 2012 at 8:45 am
  30. shima Says:

    The best one we got that’s safe for work was:

    __________ + ___________ = ___________

    Being fabulously wealthy + Uppercuts = Batman.

    Posted September 27th, 2012 at 6:36 pm
  31. Atheana Says:

    I found CAH over a year ago, a friend of mine is a game developer and we played it at his house.

    Then his copy (and a copy of another friend of mine) made it to GenCon 2011, and we played until 4am in the lobby of the main hotel.

    We are horrible people, and we loved every minute of it.

    Posted September 27th, 2012 at 8:09 pm
  32. Aly Says:

    I had the best one a few weeks ago for this game.

    Next from J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Flying Sex Snakes.

    Posted September 28th, 2012 at 4:31 am
  33. Lode Says:

    Nice thing about this game? The creators of the game, They provide a PDF and instructions about how to print them up… FOR FREE!

    FREE I SAY.

    Posted October 6th, 2012 at 10:53 pm