Cards Against Humanity: A Different Kind of Card Game

Playing games has always been a good way to fight boredom. One of the most popular pastimes is playing card games. There are the popular casino card games like poker and blackjack; those that test one’s patience like solitaire and memory; and the ones that are popular among hobbyists which are the trading card games.

As time went by, more and more kinds of card games came to be known. Soon, it began to be a favorite among groups of friends who started bringing it with them to parties for everyone to enjoy. An excellent example would be Cards against Humanity.

Cards Against Humanity: An Overview

The card game is a multiplayer party game which can either be downloaded and printed for free, or purchased and delivered as a hardcopy. Designed by a group of friends from the USA, this game is considered to be one of the most horrible yet also one of the most brilliant games out there.

Upon purchasing, the game includes a box filled with 90 black cards and 460 white cards, along with a copy of the game rules and a copy of the alternate rules as well.

How the Game Is Played

The concept for Cards against Humanity is pretty simple. At the beginning of the game, players have in their hands a selection of White Cards on which are written a myriad of crazy things ranging from Santa Claus to chainsaw hands and anything else that are meant to be fun and entertaining. One player is chosen to play as the Card Czar. The Card Czar’s duty is to pick a black card that contains either a statement filled with blanks or a question that needs an answer.

The other players should each pick a response from the white cards they have in an attempt to come up with a funny (or absurdly horrifying) answer to that statement or question. The Card Czar chooses the one he or she likes best, and gives the black card to the one who came up with the best answer. The black card scores players awesome points.

To end a game, players pick out three of their card and attempt to construct a haiku. It doesn’t really matter whether the syllables aren’t enough.

Cards Against Humanity takes card games to a whole new level. Whether you want to have a good time with friends during a sleepover or just want to while time away with your family during vacation, this game is sure to keep you amused. Keep in mind, however, that some of the statements may contain an immense potential for being offensive. Even so, the game’s purpose is to entertain and the statements should not be taken seriously.

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Two Player Card Games

Two player card games are played for fun and are easy to learn. There are classic two player games and specialty deck card games. Classic two player games can be played with a regular deck of cards. Classic two player games include Bezique, Cribbage, Speed, Crazy Eights, Go Fish and Piquet. Special deck cards are used in specialty deck card games. They include games such as Uno and Phase Ten.

Bezique is a two player card game played with 4 sets of 32 cards. The popular form of Bezique is the Rubicon Bezique. Each player receives nine cards and the remaining cards become the stock. Certain combinations of cards score various points. Pinochle is a two player card game derived from Bezique. Cribbage is a two player card game played with a deck of 52 cards. The scoring device in this game is known as the Cribbage Board. Each player receives six cards. The object of the game is to achieve up to 31 cards. Each player scores points for each series. Costly Colours is a two player game similar to Cribbage. Piquet is a popular two player card game with a deck of 32 cards. The points are given to most cards in a suit, sequence and highest set.

Go Fish is a simple card game popular among children. One player asks another for cards of a particular rank. The player has to place all cards of a particular rank. If the player has no cards of that rank, he says Go Fish. Uno is played with a specially printed deck of cards. Each player receives 7 cards. The player has to play a card that matches the special effect of the exposed card. The special effects in Uno are skip, draw two, reverse and wild.

Crazy Eights is another two player card game. It is played with a 52 card pack. Each player receives 7 cards. The aim is to get rid of the cards by matching the number of previous discard. Spit or Speed is a two player card game with a 52 card pack. Each player receives 26 cards. The aim of a player is to dispose of the cards as fast as possible. Physical speed and alertness is necessary in this game.

Online two player games are also available. The game is played against an online opponent or the computer. Online two player games have user interface, customizable graphics, sound and scoring options. Ecarte and Euchre are popular online games.

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