Cards Against Humanity is quite possibly the most entertaining card game there is at the moment. There’s nothing quite like throwing down hilariously crude and, more often than not, offensive cards in a bid to make your fellow players laugh. The experience is almost always a funny, tense and awkward time but a great time nonetheless.
Real world card games you say? How archaic! Well, I agree with you to an extent and apparently so does developer Dawson Whitfield.
Whitfield has gone and made a nifty web app called Cards Against Originality, a completely legal – the original card game was made under a Creative Commons License which means anyone can replicate and distribute it as long as it isn’t done for profit – and, more importantly, free online version of Cards Against Humanity.
Not only is Cards Against Originality completely legal but one of the game’s original developers, Max Temkin, welcomes the app. Speaking to Endgadget, Temkin said: “I’m glad that our fans have been able to take Cards Against Humanity and remix it into their own original things; that’s been a goal since we started working on our project. Cards Against Humanity is obviously a remix of the comedy and games and pop culture that we love, and it’s extremely cool to see our thing inspiring people to make stuff.”
“We don’t think it’s very fun to play Cards Against Humanity on a phone, which is why we never shipped an app,” he added. “We don’t want to make something slightly worse than the thing we’re already making. One of the best parts of playing Cards Against Humanity is just having an analogue experience with people and making your friends laugh,”
A big part of experiencing and actually enjoying Cards Against Humanity is seeing the reaction on your fellow player’s faces as you put down the card you think will win them other (either through sheer shock or hilarity) and Whitfield has thankfully kept this in mind because although Cards Against Originality is an online web app, it still needs to be played in the same room as all the other players: “This app is intended to fill in when you forget your physical cards. You’ll still need to be with your friends (or strangers at the bar) to play,” explained Whitfield.