Online “Cards Against Humanity” is Not as Good as it Sounds
News has been spreading about the highly popular "Cards Against Humanity" game which you can now play online. Everyone seems pretty fired up about this, but did anyone actually try to play? Because honestly, it's not as good as it sounds.
Don't get me wrong, I love the inappropriate, ridiculous game "Cards Against Humanity," so when I found out you can play it on an app right on your computer or phone, I was excited and had to check it out for myself.
In case you don't know what "Cards Against Humanity" is, it's a fun card game that's great for parties - if you have a sense of humor, and are okay with getting a little weird. While playing, one person will lay down a black card that usually has a simple question on it - like "Bill Clinton was best known for ________." Then the rest of the players would lay down a white card with an "answer" on it. The fun starts with the white cards that are usually highly inappropriate, but funny. Any answer can be "correct," it's just whatever fits best, and usually makes everyone laugh.
According to 9News,
Dawson Whitfield, a designer in Canada, has created Cards Against Originality, a Web-based app that utilizes the Cards Against Humanity game's Creative Commons license to bring the game into the digital world. Creative Commons gives the public the right to "use, remix, and share the game for free," as long as they don't sell it without permission.
After hearing about this, I had to give it a try. I went to the "Cards Against Originality" website and started a game. Now, this isn't like an app from the Google Play Store, or the Apple Store - it was less... 'user-friendly' (for lack of a better word).
Not only that, but it's not like Trivia Crack, where you can just start playing against random people from anywhere. You need to send the link to your friends, and they need to click on it to bring them into the game. Oh, and your friends need to be near you, or if you want to play against strangers, you still need to be near each other for it to work.
The only thing the online version is good for is if you already have the game and forgot to bring your cards to a party, or if you are with your friends and your bored and want to play the game.
Honestly, I was so excited when I heard the news of the new app, but after trying to play my own game of it... well, my excitement quickly died. I guess the physical cards will just have to do (for now).