Hugely popular improvisational party game Cards Against Humanity is now available in the UK (via Fulfillment by Amazon) with a special new deck custom made for the territory.
Priced at £20, co-creator Max Temkin noted that about 15 per cent of the UK cards were rewritten from their American counterparts to be more applicable to British culture.
For the uninitiated, Cards Against Humanity was once a Kickstarter project that bested its $4000 goal with about $16K before becoming a phenomenal success earning its eight-person development team roughly $12 million.
Often described as a hilariously offensive variant of Apples to Apples, here's how it works: Players each draw a fixed number of white cards with phrases on them, then one randomly chosen person becomes the "Card Czar" and draws a black card. The black card represents a fill-in-the-blank statement or question and the rest of the players need to play a white card that they think best - or most hilariously - fits the black card's prompt. The Card Czar then reads all the responses and chooses their favourite. Whoever played the winning white card gets rewarded the black card as one "awesome point." The whole thing then begins anew with players taking turns being the Card Czar.
For example, the other week I was playing and drew the black card "My life is a vicious cycle of ________ and ________." Other players all submitted funny answers, but I had to go with whoever put down "wifely duties" and "silence." (Amazingly, this was played by a bride at her wedding reception, though I didn't know that when I picked it. Generally the Card Czar shuffles the entries so they can't play favourites.)
Other fan-favourite cards include: "Pac-Man uncontrollably guzzling cum," "being a motherf****** sorcerer," and "jerking off into a pool of children's tears." Just imagine the possibilities for those.
Some of the UK edition's exclusive new nuggets of prose include:
- A vindaloo poo.
- The Honey Monster.
- Daddies Brown Sauce.
- Gentleman's Relish.
- A posh wank.
- Ed Balls.
- Faffing about.
- Maureen of Blackpool, Reader's Wife of the Year 1988.
- A bit of slap and tickle.
- Jade Goody's cancerous remains.
- Rubbing Boris Johnson's belly until he falls asleep.
To get started, which of these would you play in response to "What are my parents hiding from me?"