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How to Play Cards Against Humanity if you hate rulebooks

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Cards Against Humanity Game Setup

Cards Against Humanity Rules Setup

To start the game, each player draws 10 white cards. Randomly select a player to be the Card Czar,

How to Play Cards Against Humanity Step by Step

  • One player picks a black card and reads the question or fill-in-the-blank phrase aloud.
  • Other players submit a white answer card to form the funniest, most inappropriate combination.
  • The card picker selects the winning combination.
  • Points are awarded to the player with the winning card.

Card Czar plays Black Card

Cards Against Humanity Black Card
  • The Card Czar reads the question or fill-in-the-blank phrase on the black card aloud.
  • All other players respond by passing a white card face down to the Card Czar.

Card Czar chooses the funniest play

Cards Against Humanity Card Combo
  • The Card Czar shuffles all the submitted white cards.
  • The Card Czar reads the black card again before presenting each answer for full effect.
  • The Card Czar selects the funniest combination.
  • The player who submitted the winning answer receives one Awesome Point.

End Round and pick a new Card Czar

After each round, there is a new Card Czar and everyone draws back up to ten White Cards.

How to Win Cards Against Humanity

Win Cards Against Humanity in various ways depending on the remix rules you play:

  • Happy Ending rules: End the game with the Make-A-Haiku Black Card.
  • Serious Business rules: The player with the most points wins.
    • If tied, the player with the most Victory Points from the King’s Orders wins.
    • If still tied, the player with the least Suspicion wins.
    • If still tied, all tied players share the victory.

Key Cards Against Humanity Cards

  • Pick 2 Cards:
    • Some black cards have “PICK 2” at the bottom.
    • Each player plays two white cards in combination.
    • The order matters; play them in the order they should be read by the Card Czar.
  • Gambling:
    • If you have more than one white card that could win, you can bet one of your Awesome Points to play an additional card.
    • If you win, you keep the point.
    • If you lose, the winner of the round gains the point you wagered.

House Rules (Variation of Card Against Humanity Game Rules)

Here are some different ways to spice up the Cards Against Humanity Game rules:

Happy Ending
The “Make a Haiku” Black is the official ceremonial ending of a good game of Cards Against Humanity and this card should be reserved for the end. When you’re ready to stop playing, play this card to end the game. Haikus don’t need to follow the 5-7-5 form, they just have to be read dramatically.

Rebooting the Universe
Players may trade in an Awesome Point at any time to return to the deck as many White Cards as they’d like and draw back up to ten.

Packing Heat
When playing Pick 2’s, all players draw an extra card before playing the hand to open more options.

Rando Cardrissian
Every round, pick a random White Card from the deck and place it into play. The card belongs to an imaginary player called Rando Cardrissian and if he wins the game, all players go home in a state of everlasting shame.

God Is Dead
Play with a Card Czar. Instead, each round every player votes on their favourite combination and the card with the most votes wins.

Survival of the Fittest
After everyone has answered the Black Card, players take turn eliminating one card each and the last remaining card is declared the funniest.

Serious Business
Each round, the Card Czar ranks the top three cards in the following order instead of picking a favourite card;
Best Card gets 3 Awesome Points
Second Best Card gets 2 Awesome Points
Third Best Card gets 1 Awesome Point
Keep a running tally of the score and at the end of the game the player with the most points is declared the funniest (mathematically speaking).

Never Have I Ever
Players may discard any cards they don’t understand at any time but must confess their ignorance to the group and suffer the resulting humiliation.

Cards Against Humanity Rules FAQs

How many cards do you start with in Cards Against Humanity?

To start the game, each player draws 10 white cards.

What is the object of the game Cards Against Humanity?

In Cards Against Humanity, one player picks a black card and reads the question or fill-in-the-blank phrase out loud. The rest of the players submit a White answer card and attempt to form the most hilarious inappropriate combo. The card picker chooses the winner and points are awarded.

How many Black Cards do you get in Cards Against Humanity?

The standard game comes with 100 Black Cards.

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