A bunch of life hacks got a majority of us through the lockdown. Cooking up recipes (Dalgona, anyone?), catching up to Zoom calls, online classes and of course sleep. And featuring somewhere in between those schemes of things was Cards Against Humanity. Launched way back in 2011 (with roots of the basic idea of the game going back further down to 199, according to certain claims) the card party game deals with players having to fill in the blanks in between sentences.
Not so easy though.
You’ve got to use words and phrases, and even the questions to begin with, which are considered a bit politically incorrect, if one may say so. But for those of us (like me) who are just getting on the bandwagon and don’t own the card game, no worries. You can now get all offensive and insensitive online too! I mean, play the card game online. Please don’t get offensive on the internet otherwise. Peace out.
Now, from the websites and articles/tutorials we referenced, there are a couple of ways you could play the game.
Firstly, you could go to the website where the Cards Against Humanity game can be played all by yourself. No partner or friend circle needed.
All you have to do is enter your basic details – how old you are, whether you’ve played the game before, where do you live, what gender you identify with and the like. Once you click start, the website (or AI) throws at you a black card with the statement and you get to choose the white card to answer.
To be honest I was a slight bit weary of playing this alone. But just look at the first question that came my way and you’ll understand why I was weary no more.
Secondly, you could play with your homies. Here. Not from the original makers, but pretty similar. You even get options in categories on this one – from entertainment, business, politics and so on. Join a public game, start a new one by sending the game link to friends or just play with AI players.
Designed specifically for the COVID pandemic induced home lockdown, your friends and you could easily sit at home, wherever that may be, and get going. Or as their website says, get rude, irreverent and hilarious. You may want to use a webcam, to get cringy for others to watch. Upto 50 people can join the game at a time and you even have a family-friendly version.
Well. Is it half as fun then?
Either way, with the real world actually turning out to be a Cards Against Humanity game, why not actually try the card game?