Like Cards Against Humanity? Try Joking Hazard

joking hazardLike Cards Against Humanity? Try Joking Hazard

We are all far too familiar with the hit party game and famous father of the Card Czar card game, Cards Against Humanity. To Simply put it, one player draws a black card that will offer a fill in the blank along with something funny. Your job as white card holders is to play the fill in the blank card that us most funny to the card czar. So, a black card that reads “I like my comedy ____” you could play cards such as “lazy”, “boring”, and so forth. When you win for playing the best card, you collect the black card you won off and you are now on the scoring board. Yes, this is a game VERY similar to Apples to Apples, however, this title is a lot dirtier and isn’t necessarily safe for work. It is also the title that helped pushed board games to the mainstream.

But what is my issue with this board game? After a few playthroughs (even if you have the big black box), the cards are seen so often, they just don’t highlight the funny’s as much as they did the first time. Sure, you could fill in the empty cards and implement them into the game, but you’re only drawing on the inevitable. These cards will no longer be funny. So, are you looking for a game like Cards Against Humanity? (and may have a bit more longevity?)

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Joking Hazard

Made possible through Kickstarter, Cyanide and Happiness (a comic strip made famous through the internet) created a very offensive card game involving their two famous characters and a lot of independent comic strips. With this title, every player draws up to five cards. The ‘card czar’ of the r0und plays a card from the deck and builds a comic strip from it. Let’s say we have a comic piece of them both looking sad as the drawn card. I’d play a card from my hand (whether it be before or after the drawn card) and everyone else will play a card after my strip to finish the “punch line”. While you may be thinking (but like every party game, the longevity is not necessarily a strong one), but think about it like this. Each duo of cards will create a new web of comics, the punchline (while we have seen a lot of these cards before) create an entirely new joke based on the other two cards. If you play with the right groups, the same cards can have endless meanings and can stir up some very smart jokes.

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Joseph Nicholas

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Indietabletop. Communication major. Favorite mechanics include: Bluffing and Deduction, modular boards, and action point allowance. Favorite video game genres are Rpgs, Puzzles games, and Sim/Tycoons.

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