12 July 2017
Controversial party game also announces Cards Against Humanity For Her: the original set in a pink box
Never short of a way to get people talking, the party provocateurs behind Cards Against Humanity have announced two new controversial expansions and a “new” version of the ever-popular card game.
The first new set of cards is all about periods – yes, that means monthly menstruation rather than American full stops.
The Period Pack includes 30 new cards somehow all based on – and apparently written during – menstruation, which are also said to be “lightly scented to help prevent odours”. There are a few extra surprises teased for the £4 deck, too.
The second new set of cards is called the Weed Pack. You can probably see where they’re going with this.
The set includes 30-ish new cards about cannabis, seemingly written while the creators were high. Profits from the £4 pack will go towards the Marijuana Policy Project, which aims to regulate and tax the drug like alcohol over in the US, where it has been legalised in multiple states.
It’s worth quickly adding that the pack obviously doesn’t contain any cannabis. It costs £4 here in the UK, where the drug remains outlawed.
Lastly, a brand new version of the core Cards Against Humanity set has been revealed. Well, sort of.
Cards Against Humanity For Her is the original 550-card game, repackaged in a bright pink box. Only it costs £5 more, coming in at £25, and profits go towards Emily’s List, an organisation that supports women in politics.
Although it remains as divisive as ever among players, Cards Against Humanity has used past expansions (and the sale of literal boxes of poo) to raise money for various charities and organisations, including the Wikimedia Foundation, Chicago Design Museum, Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Science Ambassador Scholarship for women in STEM, which the company helped co-found.
It also spent more than $100,000 digging a really big hole.