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Cards Against Humanity
Does anyone else play Cards Against Humanity? I'm looking to get the unofficial "official" expansions ("Crabs Adjust Humidity" and "Carps and Angsty Manatee") and was wondering if anyone has played with them; are they worth it?? I’ve been playing it for a couple of years, mainly only when I go back home to Ohio with my buddies of +10 years or so, but recently found that a group of my newer friends here in Texas whom I thought wouldn’t be interested were exposed to it elsewhere and they have me playing it all the time now! So much so, that I finally bit the bullet and bought all 6 expansions and a carrying case for the +1,200 cards I have; wouldn't mind continuing to build the collection if the unofficial expansions are any good.

For those who haven’t played/heard of it, Cards Against Humanity is an adult-centric party game wherein players (4 to as many as 20) take turns pulling “black” cards which contain either a question or a phrase with 1 or 2 blanks in it; they read it aloud and the other players must answer the question or fill in the blank(s) using their hand of 10 “white” cards; whoever plays the funniest white card (as determined by the player who pulled the black card) wins the round and a point; the first player to “X” amount of points wins! It’s easy and hilarious, though not for the faint of heart or easily offended; goes great with booze and you’ll learn a lot (probably more than you’ll want to know) about the people you play with!

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RE: Cards Against Humanity
I've heard the unofficial expansions are great, but I haven't used them yet. I'd say there's probably nothing that could be bad for that game though, even if they're random and off-the-wall it'll still be hilarious! 

Also, I don't know if you've tried it but Apples to Apples is a slightly more serious game in a similar vein. One player draws an "adjective" card (green cards with an adjective then definition), reads it aloud along with the definition, then everyone plays a "noun" card (red cards with a noun and description) then the player picks the best answer. The key concept being that "best" is subjective, so you'll have some people put really serious ones that make sense, and then other people (like myself) who put ridiculous answers just for a laugh. I usually win tbh, people like the funny answers. 
11-02-2016 12:35 AM
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RE: Cards Against Humanity
Thanks for the input on the expansions; you’re right, it’d be kind of hard to create a “bad” addition to this type of game; I’ll probably get them when the +1,200 cards we’re sitting on now start getting stale. (Though, I’m hard pressed to believe that’ll be any time soon!)

I’ve not played Apples to Apples, but one of the people I play CAH with now said it was similar and a bit more serious which, for me, would be a turn off. I like CAH because it’s absurd in one or several respects 100% of the time; I mean, c’mon, the instructions start off saying “the player who pooped last goes first;” any game that has a group of adults debating over who officially pooped last can take my money for the laughs any day of the week!

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That's a good point, if you want a funny game then CAH is better. I'd still suggest trying Apples to Apples sometime though. Sure there will be some serious answers, but there's funny ones too. Like if you get an adjective card that says "Awesome" you might get answers ranging from "My Bed" to "Mother Teresa" or "Grand Canyon" or "Poop." It all depends on the people you play with. 

Another fun card game is Munchkins. It's a fantasy game, basically similar to an RPG but way more hilarious and way more cutthroat. Highly recommended if you and/or your friends are a little nerdy, it's full of pop culture references and it's absolutely brutal since you can help or hurt your friends as they fight monsters. 
11-02-2016 04:14 PM
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I personally have my moments (life-long gamer here,) but my friends are FAR from nerdy; they’re mostly philanderers, sports nuts and/or functional alcoholics and would never have the patience to sit and learn RPG rules, at least not while there’s a game on, a hot woman in the room or an empty pint glass in front of them. I was surprised they had the patience to try CAH, but when I acknowledged that the game plays down to the intellect and humor of a 15-year-old, it made sense. (I think I need better friends…) Sarcastic

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We have dedicated CAH parties with a group of friends who frankly find that the game isn't dark or offensive enough, and fill in the blank cards with things that would make hardened porn stars and ER nurses cringe, LOL.  One friend just got her Bigger Blacker Deck and we played last week.  I haven't played with those expansions yet, but I'm sure they'll pop up in our circle before long.

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Haha I understand. I don't get to play Munchkin myself very often since I don't get to hang out with friends that much. It's not hard to learn, it's definitely not RPG rules. Basically, everyone gets a hand, and there's a deck in the middle, then you draw a card. It can either help or hinder yourself or someone else. Then you draw a monster card and fight it. The fight is just whoever has the most attack wins, but you can play cards from your hand to raise your attack, or trade cards with a friend. Or your friends can be disks and use their weapon cards on the enemy sp you lose. It's really simple since there's only 3 kinds of cards (health, weapon, monster) so there's not much to learn, and games go really fast (one round for four people can take 5-10 minutes if you all know how to play). 
But yeah if your friends aren't at least a little nerdy, it probably won't appeal since it is a fantasy game. Albeit a very funny and ridiculous fantasy game. 
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(11-02-2016 05:40 PM)Almost Jaded Wrote:  We have dedicated CAH parties with a group of friends who frankly find that the game isn't dark or offensive enough, and fill in the blank cards with things that would make hardened porn stars and ER nurses cringe

Haha! That reminds me of the first time I played with my friends here in Texas; the “good girl” of our group is a church-going evangelical; she won the first game playing some downright EVIL and VILE (yet clever as all hell) plays. Shocked, we all questioned her moral integrity to which she meekly replied “Sorry, I had good cards!”

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(11-02-2016 05:42 PM)Michael Wrote:  Haha I understand. I don't get to play Munchkin myself very often since I don't get to hang out with friends that much. It's not hard to learn, it's definitely not RPG rules. Basically, everyone gets a hand, and there's a deck in the middle, then you draw a card. It can either help or hinder yourself or someone else. Then you draw a monster card and fight it. The fight is just whoever has the most attack wins, but you can play cards from your hand to raise your attack, or trade cards with a friend. Or your friends can be disks and use their weapon cards on the enemy sp you lose. It's really simple since there's only 3 kinds of cards (health, weapon, monster) so there's not much to learn, and games go really fast (one round for four people can take 5-10 minutes if you all know how to play). 
But yeah if your friends aren't at least a little nerdy, it probably won't appeal since it is a fantasy game. Albeit a very funny and ridiculous fantasy game. 

That sounds simple enough and something I’d give a go with the right-minded group, but my people’d never go for it; they’ve the collective attention span of a coked-up fruit fly.

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"...attention span of a coked up fruit fly".

As of right now, I will use that phrase every chance I get.

Come to think of it, "The attention span of a coked up fruit fly" would make an excellent white card.
*gets out sharpie*

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