There’s only 1 struggle for Cards Against Humanity fans. The one & only: How to stop kids messing around while adults are playing their favorite game?
I mean, you’d love to spend some time with them, but, with that content? Do you really want the cute, innocent children to see how dirty the world actually is? No, not yet!!!
Don’t sweat it! What if we told you that there’s a version of Cards Against Humanity and it is appropriate for (almost) all ages?
Yes, the Family Edition is the one. If you love how CAH is created, you’ll definitely love this one as well…. An astonishing game to gather the whole family together, and to connect with each other.
Besides the fact that we read hundreds of reviews and comments about this game, watched several videos of the gameplay, we also tested it in different families and got the parents’ feedback, which by our point of view, is the most important detail.
I don’t doubt that after going through this article, just like analyzing the cards’ content, reading about our experience with this Family Edition, and many other details, you’ll for sure create your own opinion and see if you two (you and the game) are the perfect match!
Take a quick look at the key points to have an idea for what are we going to talk about:
- Game Details;
- The Appearance;
- The Cards & A Few Card Matches;
- A Cards List;
- How Do You Play & The Game Experience;
- Prices & Competitors;
- Any Extra Pack?;
- Fun Facts;
- Is It The Perfect Game For Your Family?
Product dimensions: 8 x 4.1 x 2.7 inches
Manufacturer: Cards Against Humanity
Release date: August 2020
Number of cards: 600
Players required: 4-20+
Age range: 8+
Official website: cardsagainsthumanity.com
Amazon ratings: Over 7000
How do we say this? The first impression matters, a lot! In every possible sphere & situation. Especially in card games, we judge the box, then we know if we like it or not!
Let’s start judging together!
It is a simple, but yet a very cute box. In the front all we can read is the name of the game. That’s all!
It is a shiny white box, with black letters, which we think it’s kinda classic.
Also, we love the messed up letters. You’re all trying to put the letters together, aren’t we?
The back (take a breath) has lots of details:
We can clearly see some examples of the cards, some clients reviews, details about the manufacturer and more. You can see it already, no words are needed!
My favorite line in the back is “My 11-year-old was crying laughing the whole time”. Like yeah, it’s true!!!
Last but not least, the sides. They actually tell probably the most important “characteristics” to play the game:
The Cards & A Few Card Matches
We open the box and… Surprise!!! No, not a surprise at all. What were you expecting, chocolates? Of course a card game WILL have cards inside.
As we mentioned earlier, the Family Edition has a huge set inside!!! 600 cards. 100 of them are black and the others, meaning 500, are white.
In the back, they all have the same design as the box, white and black. Yes, we’ll show you them, be patient!
Here are some of the cards in case you’re that curious:
Bitten by a radioactive spider? Ohh, that’s scary!!!
Oh, how many hilarious answers can be in the “Foolish child! Did you think you could escape from _____?”!
Kids will love this. I know they will. I’m never wrong…
Using their butt as a microwave? Lol, how could someone even think of that?
Let me clarify something since you always ask questions: There isn’t any mystery/ blank card. If you see any of them, it is probably a technical problem or their printer had a bad day ;(.
Anyways, the cards have been updated lately. The Family Edition is currently at version 1.0, and don’t forget to check the cards list!
There are not any swear words, only if you consider the words: butt, butthole, tongue kissing- swear words. (anyways, you can take a quick look at the cards before playing, and remove anything inappropriate).
Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition Card List
Some white cards:
- A huge honkin’ carrot;
- The Russians;Pink
- Mashing a banana into your belly button;
- Person milk;
- Uncle Bob;
- Pink eye;
- A 40-piece Chicken McNuggets;
- Thousands of lasagna;
- Running full speed into a wall;
- Teeny tiny turds;
- Mom’s friend, Donna;
- Moving to Ohio;
- A hundred screaming monkeys.
Some black cards:
- Shut up, Becky! At least I’m not ________;
- On the next episode of Dora the Explorer, Dora explores: _________;
- Come on Danny. All the cool kids are doing it. Wanna try _________?;
- I have invented a new sport. I called it “ ________ ball”;
- Class pay close attention, I will now demonstrate the physics of _______;
- Joey, look out behind you. It’s ________;
- Next from J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of _________;
- Where do babies come from?;
- Enough! I will not let ______ tear this family apart;
- And in the blue corner weighing in at 280, it’s Tommy “_________” Takahashi;
How Do You Play The Family Edition & Me Playing It
The chances are high that most people who are currently reading this article, have played Cards Against Humanity at least once in their life ( or even better, they have a collection of CAH expansions).
But if you haven’t ever heard of this game (which is ummm… strange?!), the rules are simple, the simplest.
All you have to do (long story short), you choose a white card from your pile that you think makes the funniest match with the black card.
You take turns being the Card Czar, so you get to choose your favourite combinations.
Let’s dig into my experience: We were 4 players before starting (which actually isn’t the perfect number, but anyways…)
I played with my bestfriend and her son & daughter, 10 & 11 years. We had a strong feeling that that was about to be fun!
We started with: Coming soon. Batman VS _______.
This one was way too funny. These were our answers:
- A big, I mean BIG turtle!;
- Butt surgery;
- A nice, warm glass of pee.
I was the judge of this one, and I really laughed hard with the third one. Yes, I chose that!
Next, we had this one:
My answer was the funniest this time (I love it how I just turned a kid again. lol): Literally ruining my life.
The two other white cards were Beyonce & Murdering. They were funny, but mine was the best. I’ll leave my modesty aside 😉
THe game just kept getting better and better! We played on, some of our black cards were: Time to put on my favourite t-shirt. The one that says ‘I heart______’/This is gonna be the best sleepover ever. Once Mom goes to bed, it’s time for _______/ Hey Riley, I’ll give you 5 bucks if you try ________…. And dozens more!
It was very enjoyable being part of a kids world, but yet, having lots of fun & laughter.
I’m bad at remembering details, but I think our last card was: Me and my friends don’t play with dolls anymore. We’re more into _________.
These were our white cards:
These were everyone’s top three favourite answers. They all made sense!
Oh, you’ll definitely see that your kids are not as innocent as you thought they are. Sorry, not sorry….
It was our first time playing it, so we didn’t really want to pick a winner… We all won!
Since it was an hour of fun, we decided to have these game nights more often, and it didn’t matter our age, we all enjoyed it a lot, that’s why we also ordered the Glow In The Dark Expansion some weeks later.
Prices & Competitors
Now we already know how the cards look and all that. But, we also care about the money. Some of us are broke, sadly…
Since we love you, here are several shops to get the game (choose the one where you trust the most):
Who do you think are this edition’s competitors? Of course it has competition:
1. Kids Against Maturity – $29.99
First of all, we truly love the name. It says it all… This is one of the CAH fan-made packs, actually, one of the most famous.
This edition has the same number of cards as CAH Family Edition, a set of 600. Just by the name (Kids Against Maturity) we get that it is designed for all ages, including here kids. OH, and it can be played by 3 or more people (the more the better).
2. Not Parent Approved – $29.99
When we’re talking about kid & teen versions of CAH, Not Parent Approved should definitely be mentioned! Comes with 455 cards that are good for people over the age of 8 (and younger as well, as long as they can read).
And it is meant to be played by 4-10 players. For your curiosity, this game also has 2 expansion packs!
3. What Do You Meme? Family Edition – $19.99
If you never heard about What Do You Meme?, sorry, we can’t be friends! The family edition of this amazing game, has a total of 365 cards, including caption cards and photos.
Well yes, this is one of the coolest & funniest family card games, and one of the main reasons is the fact that there are also photos inside, and that makes the game hilarious!
Now, let’s compare these competitors with each other real quick:
|Game:||CAH Family Edition||Kids Against Maturity||Not Parent Approved||What Do You Meme? Family Edition|
|Number of cards:||600||600||455||365|
|Specialty:||Hilarious & gathers the family together.||One of the most creative names.||You may get blushed at some point…||Includes extremely funny photo cards inside!|
|Amazon Ratings:||7,105 (4.8 out of 5 stars)||25,777 (4.6 out of 5 stars)||11,292 ( 4.6 out of 5 stars)||9,522 (4.6 out of 5 stars)|
Any Extra Pack?
What? You have 600 cards and you’re still looking for more? You never have enough!!!
Just messing around, of course the expansions just make the game better, especially when the game is as good as CAH.
Unfortunately, there is only 1 expansion of CAH Family Edition. But we don’t care, it’s enough, we never get bored of it!!!
The one and only:
Did I see it right? It glows in the dark??? Yes. It does!
Let’s start with something I bet you all want to know at first: What’s the price and where can we get it? Of course, you can order it on Amazon for a price of $20.00.
This expansion comes with 300 cards, and believe me, they just make the game better!
With such cards as:
- Mom!Mom! Look at me, Mom! I’m__________;
- An independent woman;
- Eating a christmas tree, the ornaments and all;
- Digging a hole, pooping in the hole, falling into the hole, and dying in the hole (whoopsie),
You’ll definitely give you & the kids the best time ever! Lots of laughs (and embarrassment some time), and a very quality way to connect with each other.
Here’s the card list, to help you create a preview of the game.
If you’re still wondering what it means to glow in the dark, this is what we meant:
Well okay, we called it fun, even though the whole article is fun… So, there’s no difference at all. Anyways, check those facts we thought you may want to know:
- If you want to save money & make the game yourself, download the small cards PDF or big cards PDF.
- Since you’re a genius and you’re always full of ideas, there’s also a way to submit new ideas, no matter if it’s yours or your kid’s.
- For the technology addicted fellas out there, you can also play the Family Edition online.
- The Glow In The Dark has some glowy stickers inside the box, they’re really pretty, to be honest!
- After playing (testing) the game, you can fill this form to give your feedback, so you can help remove any inappropriate card, or anything you don’t like.
- Yes, we know the game is made for 4 or more players, buuuut…. we found a way to play it with only 2 and 3 players!!!
Is It The Perfect Game For Your Family?
Now, you have to create your opinion already. We told you about every little detail about it.
Just by reading the cards, we showed you, you can basically judge if this game is a good one for your preferences.
A reminder one more time: Please, be sure to check the cards if you’re planning to play with young kids, because if you’re a strict parent (or just a strict adult), you may find some words inappropriate.
So, after checking them, you can remove anything you won’t want the kids to hear.
Anyways, here are the pros and cons, because there’s gotta be something we don’t like:
|What we like||What we don’t|
A huge set: 600 cards;
The Glow In The Dark expansion;
All ages can play;
You can also play online;
|Expensive price in some shops;|
Some cards can be offensive if you’re an overprotective person.
Finally, you see that we truly like the game, and we hope you do as well.
Take care, and show ‘em you’re funny!