19 December, 2017
The immensely-popular game Cards Against Humanity has spurred countless third-party expansions and knockoffs. While previous years’ products have mostly gone down the rabbit hole of “anti-political correctness,” there are a few this year which have branded themselves as being the family-friendly version of Cards Against Humanity. This is not true – the game that inspired CAH, Apples To Apples, is the family-friendly version of Cards Against Humanity. It was also released ten years prior to CAH and does not have cards with baked-in racism, misogyny, and anti-semitism. (Of course, if the words “a big black dick”, ”two midgets shitting into a box”, or “kids with ass cancer” make you have a giggle fit, then you may prefer CAH.)
Regardless, Cards Against Profanity takes the lead as the most bald-faced copy, aping the look, feel, and two thirds of the name of CAH. Kids Create Absurdity is a similar product, as is Not Parent Approved, a game which deserves some credit for not entirely photocopying the idea of CAH that was photocopied from Apples To Apples.