Cards Against Humanity
Overall Rating: 8/10
GLAM Age Range: 17-Adult
Number of Players: 4-20
Playing Time: 20 min
Publisher: Cards Against Humanity
Available At: Amazon.com
Quick Take: Dirty version of Apples to Apples. Its tagline is “A party game for horrible people” and it is exactly what it says it is. It's often sexist, racist, and appalling. Picking family appropriate cards to include in the game picture for this site took a few minutes. That said, it is horribly hilarious to play as long as you play with the right group of people. One of the biggest appeals of this game is how simple the concept is, yet it is fun for all to play. It is ridiculously popular.
How to Play: The first player plays a black prompt card and everyone must pick one card out of their hand of 10 cards that they think fits the prompt best or is the funniest answer. They are all handed face down to the first player who shuffles them up, reads them all out loud, and decides which is the winning answer. The person with the winning card is handed the black prompt card and that counts as one point in their favor. Players take turns being the one to play the black prompt cards and once someone has collected 5 black cards they are the winner!
Variations: You can add in a random white card from the deck to each round of play if you like. This helps if you’re playing with a smaller group of people and would only have two or three cards to choose from otherwise. Also, it provides an option where the person playing the prompt card has the opportunity to win the round, because if they choose the card that none of their opponents played then they are the winner of the black card that round!