Is G+ going to become my outlet where I talk about gaming? MaybeCards Against Humanity
is the adult version of Apples to Apples
. Misanthropic, crass, and stuffed with pop culture, it's bound to offend, delight or both.
Like so many wonderful things nowadays, it started on Kickstarter. In fact, it was so successful it met even its increased funding goals and the regular run is (still!) sold out. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1200751084/cards-against-humanity But
they licensed it under Creative Commons and they encourage you to print and play. http://cardsagainsthumanity.com/images/CardsAgainstHumanity.pdf
I first found out about it a couple weeks ago when someone brought it to a boardgame party. I've got mixed feelings about it. Sort of like when someone yells "dildo!" as a suggestion at an improv show, some of the humor feels forced risque. But despite of (and possibly because of that) it's better than Apples to Apples for a mixed group where some people know each other and others don't. I don't have to guess what noun you
think matches an adjective best. (Should I put in "The Sun" for "Radiant" or "Hiroshima 1945"?) Cards Against Humanity is based around situations and humor is the overt goal.
It's hard not to recommend since it's available for free as print and play. Great party game to have at home, and small enough to tote to a gathering.
If you're looking for this type of game but something that's not "blatantly offensive" or "annoyingly vague" I have two other recommendations: Imaginiff
is pretty decent and the most straight forward interpretation of this type of game. http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/404313/imaginiff-party-game-review Dixit
is brilliant in it's simplicity. Matching pictures to phrases and trying to guess which was the original picture. It's my favorite of the four games I've mentioned and probably deserves it's own post but it's expensive, can be hard to find, only plays up to 6 (though there are rule mods to play up to 12), and isn't as intuitive as the above as far as party games go. But if this is a genre of game you like I'd definitively recommend picking it up. Along with Dominion
), Dixit is one of my favorite games. Dixit Review