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Cards Against Humanity is a free party game for horrible people.
Created by

Max Temkin

758 backers pledged $15,570 to help bring this project to life.

Two weeks left!

Dear horrible friends,

With only two weeks left to go in our Kickstarter project, we're so excited to see that over four hundred backers have pledged to Cards Against Humanity. We've raised more than twice what we thought was possible, and we're already working on a larger printing with better quality materials.

This project has already exceeded our expectations and been a lot of fun - we've really enjoyed hearing from you and working with you to improve the game.

We've also been very fortunate to have some support from people we love, like Kickstarter, who featured our game, Gapers Block, and The Onion A.V. Club who recently wrote about Cards Against Humanity and called it "pretty amazing."

Over the next few weeks, we'll keep you updated on our plans for printing and shipping. If you're as excited as we are to finish strong on Kickstarter and make this game a reality, we would love your help. If you have any friends, family, or co-workers with a sense of humor, let them know about our game and suggest that they shower us with their hard earned money.

Thanks again for your support - you have touched each of us, much like the TSA.

- The Cards Against Humanity Team

P.S. This is our current prototype, though we're also looking at versions of the game with bigger cards and fancier coatings. What do you think?

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    1. Creator Ed Fisher on January 18, 2011

      One last vote for rounded corners.. if it's at all economically feasible.

    2. Creator Max Temkin on January 16, 2011

      Thanks for all of this feedback, everyone! We'll keep you updated as we make printing decisions, and keep these comments in mind.

      One thing we can't offer is waterproof cards... the only way I can think of to make that happen would be to laminate the cards (not even playing cards are waterproof) and that is way out of our price range (plus, the laminated corners are little pointy death traps for your fingers).

      We are looking at various coatings (plastic, UV coating, and printing on playing cards) that would be water resistant and hold up to lots of play.

    3. Creator Jussi Myllyluoma on January 16, 2011

      This is actually funny! When I read Mr. Temkin's PS and came to the "What do you think?", I looked at the picture and immediately thought ... ooh yes, you guessed it: "Rounded corners"!
      Same as everybody else, I realised ten seconds later.
      Square corners are cheaper to cut of course, but they are not only more prone to stubbing, they are also less functional than rounded ones in a variety of other ways - such as having a tendency to snag on tablecloth.
      Apart from the simple fact that rounded corners just look SO much better.
      So from a longevity as well as a visual impression standpoint, I would much prefer a physical quality (print, material, and cut) that is closer to a "real" modern plastic playing card than a typical business card. And if this can only be got by sacrificing the last 10% of further content development that the extra funding would otherwise have allowed, then, as much as I'd love to have the extra content, I still would prefer to have the physical quality.

    4. Creator Kate D on January 16, 2011

      I like the look of the square edges, but for durability, I'm voting with the rounded edge people. And the coating to make it less susceptible to liquid anarchy. But... for a first printing, I might be willing to sacrifice those things a bit for better content. Still loving the simplicity of the card design. It's a big draw.

    5. Creator Austin Lee on January 16, 2011

      Came here to post what Matt said. This game gets a lot of play time around liquid substances. Waterproof is the most important thing for durability.

    6. Creator Matt on January 16, 2011

      Waterproof cards would really help with stray beer, sprits and other fluids that seam to arise on a crazy night with friends. I have some waterproof playing cards, with cocktail mixing instructions on each and they get a lot of use!

    7. Creator Kevin Murphy on January 15, 2011

      I have to agree with turck3... I'd much rather see more time spent on the content of the game than on the design of the cards, but only to a point. I definitely would like to see the cards last a while. And knowing how the "Print-Your-Own(TM)" play sessions have gone... A bit of extra robustness on the cards would definitely be appreciated when my drunk friends get their grubby hands on them. ;)

      Can't wait to see the result!

    8. Creator Martin Copp on January 15, 2011

      Haha, rounded corners was my first thought too. Looks good, can't wait to get my hands on these!

    9. Creator Chas! Pangburn on January 15, 2011

      Yes, I'm also one of those anal gamers. Haha I can't stand when anything gets bent/torn. Although it wouldn't be economically feasible to laminate and cut everything, I think the rounded edges *would* be a better solution. But hey, if not, I still support the project 100%.

    10. Creator Yoav Lurie on January 15, 2011

      Rounded corners would better.

    11. Creator Max Temkin on January 15, 2011

      Thanks for the feedback Kelly... we hear you that rounded corners would be nice, and we're looking into it to see if we can afford it (we're also considering nicer packaging, more cards, and handful of other options). And, turck3, we're glad you appreciate the design of Cards Against Humanity. The design of the game is something we're really passionate about, and we believe that the game is funniest and most functional when there is as little design as possible. Believe it or not, it takes a lot of consideration to make that work!

    12. Creator turck3 on January 15, 2011

      I think that it would look best on cards that resembled those from the Munchkin games, with rounded corners. I do think that simplicity is also one of the features of the game that elevates its awesomeness for what it's worth.

      As long as you folks are willing to use some of the extra cash on better cards, I might suggest that the more, the merrier. I'd rather have 20 new epic cards than slightly better printings.

    13. Creator Kelly Patterson on January 15, 2011

      I might be the only one to think this... Rounded edges on the corners? I hate when the pointed edges of cards get bent. The cards don't stack the same again. That's just my perfectionist OCD side talking though. It looks great!