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Cards Against Humanity goes online, reveals we’re all terrible

The overly offensive but addictive card game, Cards Against Humanity Originality, can now be played online. This means that we can all wallow in the weird and wonderful space between joy and self-pity among friends wherever we are.

Based on Cards Against Humanity, Cards Against Originality is intuitively straightforward as it is awkward: each round, a player makes a statement from a black card like, “It’s a pity today that kids these days are involved with _______.” Players then choose which inappropriate card to play from their hand like, “having sex on top of a pizza,” or “autocannibalism”. Disclaimer: These are real examples.

Cards Against Originality an online app for Cards Against Humanity

While the cards of the original, physical version of Cards Against Humanity have always been freely available as downloadable PDFs under a Creative Commons license, self-proclaimed UX designer and front-end dev Dawson Whitfield wanted “to fill in when you forget your physical cards.” And so Cards Against Originality was born.

He also notes on the site, that the online version is a “shameless copy of the real Cards Against Humanity,” and that “they deserve the credit.”

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“It’s like having a big black box of cards in your pocket! It works on smartphones, tablets and computers so even a guy stuck in ’99 can join in the fun,” the site reads.

While the site states that players still need to be in the same room to play, you can still leverage tools like SnapChat, Instagram and the like to send cards to and fro. It will just be way easier and more fun to play with people in real life.

Cards Against Humanity achieved paramount success when it raised almost four times its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter back in 2011. Created by Max Temkin, it was simply promoted as “a free party game for horrible people” and ended up raising over US$15 000.

It’s to little surprise then that the creators are today working with the guys behind Kickstarter’s most popular project to date — the Exploding Kittens card game.

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Author | Jacques Coetzee: Staff Reporter

Jacques Coetzee: Staff Reporter
Jacques grew up in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Keen to take over the world, one word at a time, he has always been interested in both politics and development and studied International Relations (BA) at Stellenbosch University. With an interest in innovation and social change, he seeks to tell the... More