Cards Against Humanity fans no longer have to lug around a deck to play their favorite crass and quirky card game. You can now play it on a smartphone, tablet or computer web browser for free.
Thanks to a website called CardsAgainstOriginality.com, a version of the game is now available on all browsers, either via a computer or mobile device.
It’s a third-party app, not from the original game makers — which is fine and legal, since the makers released it under a Creative Commons license, allowing anyone to remix it as long as they don’t resell it. The site seems to be running slow at the moment, it will surely wet your ___________. (See what we did there?)
After browsing to the site, players need only tap “new game” at the top to create a link to the game and then share it with friends. To join, all players will need to access the link.
For those unfamiliar with the dinner party game — famously launched after a successful Kickstarter campaign — here’s how it goes. One player, the judge, asks a question from a stack of black cards while everyone answers by throwing in their funniest white card. The judge then selects their favorite combination; the owner of the selected white card wins the black card.
Think of it as a way wilder version of Mad Libs, or an x-rated answer to Apples to Apples.
The web app makes it easy by keeping track of points, and highlights game rules in case a dispute surfaces. While the site claims all players need to be in the same room, we were able to get it working with a few people remotely.
If the website can handle the influx of traffic, all this means just one thing: so long, productivity.
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