Saturday, October 7, 2023

Cards Against Humanity Family Edition – Game Review

 Toy Review of the Game, Cards Against Humanity.

Image of the family game 'Cards Against Humanity'

The Game

My son and family recently purchased a new family game called “Cards Against Humanity”. The name seemed a bit strange to me, but the game itself is more fun than a barrel of monkeys! I had never heard of it before, but I discovered later that it is well known by others in my family and a ball to play.

Card Game "Cards Against Humanity"
My son bought the family edition, which states that it is for ages 8 and up. After playing this game one time, I agree with the age range, as my 9-year-old grandson had no trouble reading the questions and following the rules just as well as his 14-year-old brother, mom, dad and grandma! 

Simple Rules

Cards Against Humanity question & answers examples

The game comes with 600 cards – a batch of black cards with questions, and a box full of white cards with answers. Both the questions and the answers are simple, sometimes silly, all the way to absurd … and all end up hilarious depending on the answer chosen for the question. 

Each player is dealt out 10 white 'answer' cards. Taking turns, one player reads a question from a black card and the other players choose one answer they consider the funniest from the 10 white cards in their hand. 

An example of answers to a question in our family game of 'Cards Against Humanity'
Personal examples of chosen answers
to questions in our family game

The question reader reads all the answers out loud, and then chooses their choice of the funniest answer. The owner of the chosen card gets a point. At the end of the game, the player with the most points is the winner. 

Each round, a replacement white card is dealt out, so that each player continues to hold 10 answer cards, and the next person becomes the question-reader. 

Really quite a simple game, and very funny. 


Similar to other games of this genre, Cards Against Humanity has a variety of expansion packs that can be purchased separately. They range in subject matter from Nostalgia (different decades) to Nerd to Dumb Jokes to Holidays and many more, up to a Nasty Bundle with words NOT appropriate for children, but funny as an adults-only party game. :) In other words, there is a subject for just about anyone!

Cards Against Humanity Family Edition

This Family Edition of Cards Against Humanity is a fun, and funny, addition to our family's game cupboard. Kids get to engage in absurd wordplay with adults, and adults get to laugh at the silly answers.

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  1. This is a fun game. We got one for Christmas a few years ago and have a lot of fun with it. You are right it is often silly and seems to be particularly fun for young teens. I understand the adult version can be quite risqué, but a lot of fun at adult parties.

    1. Thanks, Mary Beth. My daughter said she once played the adult version and couldn't believe some of the answers - she said it was almost embarrassing to have to be the one to read them out loud... LOL ... but a lot of fun. The regular Family Version is just as fun and funny just to watch the way the kids react. My 14 year old grandson is usually quite serious and a quiet child, and to hear him laugh out loud during this game is very enjoyable.

  2. We have played this game a few times during the holidays and laughed over it quite a bit. Since we are all adults, there are definitely some hilarious answers played. We especially love to force my sister to read them :)

    1. Sounds like you all really enjoy this game, Mouse. I know I did when I was invited to play it with my kids and grandsons. :)

  3. This sounds like a truly delightful entertainment, Elf! My recently widowed mother-in-law really likes board games and card games, and this might make a great stocking stuffer for her this year.

    1. I think it would make a great gift for your mother-in-law, Margaret. A fun way to bring laughter into your life.

  4. Glad to know there is a family version. I found the adult one too risque and rude for my tastes. I'll have to have a look at this one for sure...Thanks Pat Austin for this review.

    1. I discovered there are quite a few 'versions' of this game, Olivia. Many on particular subjects. The family version is indeed appropriate for all ages and a lot of fun.

  5. Oh my, Our daughter and grandsons have this game and we have so much fun playing this game. It is perfect for a family game night. Thanks Pat.

    1. Yes, indeed, it is perfect for family game night, Sam. My family plays it frequently since discovering it in a store buying quest for a new game.

  6. I bought this a few years back for my family, and I don't think we played it - I appreciate the simple explanation on how to play


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