CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY
Apples to Apples is an infuriating game to me. For those who don’t know it, the basic jist is that someone reads a card containing a descriptive word, everyone submits answers that they feel best applies and then you’re completely at the whim of whoever’s deciding. The right answer never gets chosen though. It’s always decided on by some inside joke or random fleeting thought or some connection to whatever the person deciding had for lunch that day. “Lighten up! It’s a party game,” you might say and to that I have no reply other than “Sorry, I hate Apples to Apples.”
All of that makes it pretty weird that I love Cards Against Humanity as much as I do because the concept and gameplay is pretty much the same. What isn’t exactly the same though are the theme and answer cards. Where Apples to Apples gives you answers like “Going to Church” or “Denzel Washington,” Cards Against Humanity gives you “Being a dick to children,” “AIDs” and “Tentacle Porn.” Hilarity ensues and with it, the correct answer pretty much outs itself by eliciting the biggest laugh.
The only drawback is, as with most shock comedy, after a few play throughs “Firing a rifle into the air while balls deep in a squealing hog” isn’t as funny as it was at first. The theme cards that require two or three different answer cards in succession (_+_=_) mix it up a little, but the single answer cards lose some of their initial punch. Still, with expansions available and blank cards included to let your dirty little minds run wild – you’ve got hours of horrible fun for your whole dysfunctional family. (Cards Against Humanity, LLC) by David C. Obenour