Cards Against Humanity pegs itself as “a party game for horrible people” and it’s not wrong. It touches on every subject no matter how awkward or offensive it is. And we all love it for that! So much so that it has become the quintessential game for adults on board game night, and inspired the creation of so many other similar games. Copying is the ultimate form of flattery after all, isn’t it?
But after you’ve played it over and over again, you may find yourself hungry for new inappropriate games. Luckily, there’s not a shortage of those anymore. These games will have you clenching your gut in laughter and judging your friends 9 ways to Sunday. All in good fun, of course. Next time you’re looking for a new hilarious game, pick up one of these 5 games like Cards Against Humanity.
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5 Games Like Cards Against Humanity
Playing time: 30-90mins
Quick, does anyone know the Heimlich?! Oh, I think we read that wrong. Oops.
Clearly, you have the type of crude humor of a person who enjoys Cards Against Humanity. Now bring that irreverent and inappropriate comedy to life with cartoons. Just like in Cards Against Humanity, in Joking Hazard, players will use the cards in their hands to fill in some missing pieces.
It’s best to know what type of humor the judge fancies. The first card will be determined by the deck, then the judge will place a card before or after the initial cartoon. Your job is to complete the cartoon with a third (and most hilarious) card and get the biggest laugh. Of course, there’s a little luck when you’ve been dealt a great hand, but reading your judge is pertinent.
If played with the right group, you’ll be keeled over with laughter. This game was created to be absolutely absurd and silly. So, bring your crass humor and let the best comedian win!
Drunk Stoned or Stupid
Playing time: 15-30mins
Well, which one are you?
As the name hints, this game isn’t for kids. And you shouldn’t play if you’re easily offended either. This game is all about reading your friends and deciding who is most likely to… [insert offensive card here].
This game is set up and played pretty similarly to Cards Against Humanity. Each turn there will be a new judge who will read a card aloud. Players will take turns telling who they think deserves this card and give their reasoning. You don’t want to be stuck with the card as earning cards put your points in the negative. The first person to -7 points is the winner. Or loser we guess. There really aren’t any winners in this game, let’s be honest.
The better you know your friends, the more dirt you’ll have to use against them. That story you were told in secret two years ago is about to come in handy. The game comes complete with a disclaimer waiving them from liability for any friendships you lose over the game. So you know it’s going to be great!
The Voting Game
Playing time: 30mins
You’ll learn a lot about your friends in The Voting Game. Whether you’re playing with old buddies or newbies to the group, there’s a story behind every vote in this game and if you’re lucky, maybe you’ll get to hear some of them.
Players will each be assigned a number. Then, they will get a set of voting cards to vote for other players. Just like in Cards Against Humanity, the card reader (in this case, not a judge) will read a card and players will need to choose who they think the card relates to most. You’ll have to read all your friends — not just the judge.
Do you know which of your friends would have enjoyed Woodstock the most? Why? Who do you think is most likely to drop someone on a trust fall on purpose? What kind of story do you have about them to back this up? If someone votes for you, you’ll have an opportunity to guess who it was to earn points.
This is another hilarious party game that will have people cracking up. Often, you’ll get an unexpected story that explains why a friend got a vote and you’ll learn more about the people you’re choosing to spend your time with. It’s a casual, compact game that makes it easy to take when you travel or head out on a road trip.
Apples to Apples
Playing time: 30mins
Basically, Apples to Apples is the PG cousin of Cards Against Humanity. It’s a tamer party card game that can be played by a younger crowd.
Whereas in Cards Against Humanity, the goal is to complete a sentence, in Apples to Apples you’re essentially matching nouns to adjectives. The games begin in the same manner with each player getting 7 cards they will be able to play. Players will take turns being the judge and choosing which card they like best in each round. Cards Against Humanity is simply a raunchier version of this otherwise clean and wholesome game.
Both games are a ton of fun, and popular for a reason. The only difference between the two is the humor you’ll find in the games. While Apples to Apples would be great for family game night, Cards Against Humanity would best be suited for say, a bachelor party.
Drawing Without Dignity
Playing time: 30-60mins
Pictionary for adults is here! Welcome to Drawing Without Dignity where the cards are obscene and your art skills don’t matter. Dignity is well out the window as players draw hysterically inappropriate drawings that would have gotten you sent to the principal’s office in your younger years.
If Cards Against Humanity and Pictionary had a baby, this would be it. Be warned, this game isn’t for the prudish. Players will have 60 seconds to draw while their teammates guess the sketches for the win. The clues are literal and you’ll need to use your immature imagination to make your drawing come to life for your team. If you don’t already feel clued into modern slang, consider this your “intro to” class.
In this game, you’ll draw pictures, not cards, but you can be sure to enjoy all the tasteless humor you’ll find in Cards Against Humanity… and then some. It’s another great game for big groups and you may be surprised at who is quickest to guess your vulgar drawings.
We hope you enjoyed our list of 5 games like Cards Against Humanity! This ground-breaking party game has entertained us all throughout many a drunken night. But when you’ve gone through all of the cards for the umpteenth time, it may be time to try something new.
If you enjoyed any of these games, we can assure you that you’ll love these other titles too: Exploding Kittens, Unstable Unicorns, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Coup, and Disney Villainous. Let us know what you think about our list in the comments. We’d love to hear from you!
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Liz has no objections to being referred to as “nerdy.” Maybe it’s the educator in her — or her maturity level— but when it comes to board games, those best suited for children are the ones that spark her interest. When she’s not looking for the next game to incorporate into the classroom or play with her niece and nephew, you can find her trying out nature-themed games like Wildcraft or Trekking the National Parks.