Last month I participated in Cards Against Humanity’s 12 Days of Holiday Bullshit. For $22 (I had to pay more as a Canadian), the idea was that I would receive 12 individual gifts in the mail. Since the mail around the holidays was a bit crazy, I ended up getting my packages in chunks. Each came in envelopes with creative doodles.
In the end I received 10 envelopes. I was missing one the contained a lump of coal and on the 10th day our dollar was donated to DonorsChoose.org. I thought that was an awesome way to give back during the holidays.
About half of the packs were themed cards that could be added to existing Cards Against Humanity kits. They were as offensive as I’d expected. I personally don’t have a deck, but now I feel like I need one.
My favourite card was of course this one with my name on it. This could lead to some sticky situations.
Day 6 included these really random posters from The Post Family. You can download your own versions of these posters here.
Day 8 was a commissioned funny pages which included works from Allie Brosh, Ryan North, John Campbell, Nick Gurewitch and more. All the comics can be read here.
What made this experience worth it was being the first to have access to Clusterfuck!, a new card game. It’s a simple game where the goal is to have a threesome.
“Clusterfuck is played in two phases. First, players go around the table and pass each other sexy notes. Once each player has passed notes, everyone closes their eyes and points to the people they want to hook up with with one or both hands.
Then, everyone opens their eyes. If two players are exclusively pointing to each other, they score, and each gets one point. If three players are all pointing to one another and forming a threesome they each get three points for their feat of sexual teamwork. The first player (or players) to get three or more points wins the game. A successful threesome immediately ends the game, just like Quidditch.”
I haven’t had a chance to try this game yet, as it requires a group of people (and not suited for family play) but it sounds hilarious. Just like Cards Against Humanity, you can download your own pdf version of the game on their website.
I didn’t expect any extravagant gifts from this experience, so I thought it was a lot of fun. I don’t own Cards Against Humanity because I mostly play it at Snakes and Lattes but now I feel like I should. I love mystery mail so I hope there will be more stuff like this in the future.