Cards Against Humanity, the self-proclaimed "party game
for horrible people," is a great way to get your friends to put down their
phones for a second and share their dirtiest and most offensive thoughts with you
face to face. Until now. UX designer Dawson Whitfield has turned it into a free
Besides its irreverent tone, Cards' biggest claim to fame is
the fact that it's under a Creative Commons license, so you can either buy a
set from the makers for $25, or you can print your own for free (or, you know
the cost of the ink). Whitfield took things to the next step with his website CardsAgainstOriginality.com.
Now you can gather your friends and their phones, tablets, and laptops, send
them a link, and play without actual cards. It's all done by dragging and dropping virtual cards on a browser window, no app necessary.
You do still need to be together to read
cards aloud to each other, which is a nice way of making you actually interact
in person. This also means you won't have to lug around a box of cards the next
time you want to play the game on a road trip or in a bar — provided your cell
service can handle all that ironic humor. (Taxi)