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Source images: Cards Against Humanity. But if you got a half-dozen people to vote on it, they’d probably say it was. Individual taste becomes awful in groups, and nothing demonstrates this phenomenon better than Cards Against Humanity, a party game for horrible people. A party game for horrible people. Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. It’s a seductive pitch, inviting the reader to join a conspiracy at once self-deprecating and proud. Who doesn’t think of themselves and their friends as secret degenerates?
No one — and therein lies the problem. Like America’s most successful brands, Cards Against Humanity positions itself against the masses, when in fact it is mass taste distilled. It is the product of a culture in which transgressing social norms has become an agreed-on social norm. Cards Against Humanity plays in the same way as Apples to Apples, a game for 5-year-olds, and it promises the same idiotic freedom that small children enjoy.
The whole architecture of the game is designed to provide the thrill of transgression with none of the responsibility — to let players feel horrible, if you will, without feeling bad. There are two sets of cards: black cards with questions or fill-in-the-blank statements, and white cards with noun phrases that fill those blanks and answer those questions. The other players choose white cards from their hands to answer it. The card czar then chooses the funniest answer and awards a point to the person who played it. What’s there a ton of in heaven? For a sense of the game’s replay value, scramble these combinations so that Santa gives children AIDS and heaven is filled with fish heads.
But they are also safe. Because the premise of the game is that you play the cards you’re dealt, players get points for creating shocking combinations but don’t have to take responsibility for them. The genius of Cards Against Humanity, as a party game, is that it encourages intimacy by allowing players to violate norms together without worrying about offending one another. That may be because Cards Against Humanity isn’t really transgressive at all. Cards Against Humanity recasts popular prejudices and gross-out humor as acts of rebellion for small groups, imparting the thrill of conspiracy to values most people hold in common.