More parties need to have games. It gives people who don’t know anyone else at the party something to do besides awkwardly standing around, sipping a drink and checking their phone for pretend text messages. Nothing unites a group of possible strangers like a good game and there are so many to choose from. There’s the old standards: Charades, Pictionary, Taboo. There’s newer upstarts like Cranium and Apples to Apples.
Now, if you’ve ever played Apples to Apples and thought “Gee, this game is great, but I just wish it were more offensive,” then I have the game for you. It’s called Cards Against Humanity, and it’s pretty amazing. It also passed the true test of a good party game – I played it with five complete strangers and still laughed as much as I had in weeks. Conceptually, it’s pretty similar to Apples to Apples: one player draws a main card and all the other players submit the card of theirs that they think is the best/funniest fit, and a winning card is picked. The difference is that these cards are a little more…risque than your conventional Apples to Apples fare. This is not a game you should play with your parents, but it is a game you should play as soon as possible.
The best part? You can get the game for free here (though there will be some printing and cutting or a trip to some sort of office store involved). If you’re too lazy for that, it’s also available on Amazon.