Continue for an amusing and informative Cards Against Humanity review. In case you have not heard of it, Cards Against Humanity is a card game played with bigger groups of people. Everyone gets an assortment of action cards that are verbs or nouns. Once a turn, a different type of card is flipped which is more of a statement. Players select a card to match it and everyone takes turns voting on the best. It is very adult.
You should have heard of it though, it is one of the most popular board games in the world. It started as a Kickstarter project and has blown up into an empire, they are even opening Chicago’s first board game cafe. Check out our break down of the ultra-popular party board game. This is our Cards Against Humanity Review.
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CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY REVIEW by BOARD GAME HALV
– CATEGORY BREAKDOWN –
Fun (9 out of 10)
Cards Against Humanity did for board games what Superbad did for movies. It showed the world that you could be successful in doing the normal thing but much more R-Rated. It has woken something in people they need and yes, it is fun. The entire game is matching a statement to action, usually, something that is very very dirty (sexual, disgusting, etc), and being judged on the humor or ingenuity of it against others. It is like a dirty Mad Lib, who wouldn’t like that.
Replayability (4 out of 10)
The worst marks in this Cards Against Humanity review go to the replayability. There is none. This game is a fun joke that comes and goes. When you start making the same jokes over and over they get stale. It is just the reality of it. Do not let that sway you from playing, they are jokes that should be made and had. The score is helped by the fact that they have put out numerous expansions that give you much more content to play with.
Player Interaction (8 out of 10)
From the worst mark to one of the best marks in the review, player interaction is where it is at. Again, this game is about making jokes and telling stories with friends and family. What is more player interaction than that. This characteristic is the mark of a great party game and that is exactly what CAH is. Playing this with different groups of people will enrich your life.
Quality (7 out of 10)
Going from a little Kickstarter that could, to becoming a massive company is such a heartwarming story. This is the dream of the maker of any product. Even though the game is several years old and is mass-produced all over the world, it still feels personal and from people who could be like me. It is just cards, and nothing else, but that doesn’t mean they don’t do a great job. And as long as they have gone, nothing feels half-good, everything is top-notch.
Art & Style (6 out of 10)
There is not much to CAH art, but they nailed the font, crisp and bold. On the style side, also well done. All these statements could have easily sounded lame and awkward but they don’t. Everything is comfortable and that is the sign of a creator that knows what they are doing.
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Cards Against Humanity Review
In the Adult Party Game genre, Cards Against Humanity is #1. If you have 6+ people, whether it is your family or friends, play this game at least once. The jokes and stories that will fly will be priceless. Whether old friends or new acquaintances, CAH is setup to get things flowing. This one doesn't have a ton of longevity, but you will get your moneys worth. This has been our Cards Against Humanity Review.
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CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY REVIEW by OTHER REVIEWERS
4.3 / 5 – The Spruce Review
“Cards Against Humanity is a modern classic that’s as cringe-inducing as it is beloved. However, once the novelty wears off, the gameplay leaves something to be desired so you’ll likely have to invest in themed expansion packs to keep it fresh.”
80 / 100 – Zatu Games Review
“This party game may not appeal to you if you are a more experienced gamer – there is little or no strategy, no storyline and therefore no depth. It is shallow, but in its defence never tries not to be. It is also vulgar and perhaps, for some, linear.”
4 / 5 – Board Game Quest Review
“Simple to play and you can go as long as you really feel like. Now, if you’ve played Apples to Apples, you might be wondering how they are different. Well Cards Against Humanity tries hard to be as crazy and objectionably as possible.”
Positive – Seftimore Live Review
“The main reason I choose Cards Against Humanity as my go-to game is because of the simplicity. It is not hard to get started, has a small learning curve, and can go on for as long as you’d like. Also, the rules are not set in stone. You can make up any rules you want to enhance your enjoyment.”