To play, just visit Cards Against Originality on your smartphone, tablet or computer and tap / click “New game” in the top right corner of the screen. You’ll then be presented with a link to share with friends so they can join in on the game.
As with the physical version, each player is given a hand of white cards. When a black card is played, users submit the white card from their hand that best matches or completes the phrase. The judge selects their favorite answer with the winner gaining said black card. After each round, the next player in line becomes the judge. Whoever ends up with the most black cards (or the first to reach a set number) is the winner.
Cards Against Originality features all of the cards you know and love as well as all five expansion packs.
If you’re not familiar with the concept, it’s probably best to try the physical version first. And if you’re easily offended, you might want to stick with the G-rated Apples To Apples (which can still be incredibly fun with the right group of people).
Cards Against Humanity got its start through a successful Kickstarter campaign more than four years ago, managing to raise over $15,000 (a small sum compared to some campaigns). Since then, there have been five main expansion packs as well as 15 or so limited edition expansions.
The game (and many of its expansion packs) sits atop Amazon’s Best Sellers list and has no doubt earned its creators millions of dollars in profit.