You can play Cards Against Humanity online with your friends for free

30 March 2020, 12:40

Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

Up to six people can play Cards Against Humanity on Playingcards.io – and you can even set up a voice or video call for extra laughs.

Since we've all been staying at home during the coronavirus quarantine, everyone has had to find creative ways of keeping busy and staying in touch with loved ones.

From using Netflix Party to host group viewing sessions of your fave TV shows, or downloading the Houseparty app and hosting quizzes, families and friendship groups have been doing all sorts of wholesome stuff to make sure they keep in contact.

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But enough of that wholesome content for a sec because there's a now way for the not-so-wholesome grown ups amongst us to have some fun too.

Fancy playing Cards Against Humanity with your mates? Well, now you can. Online. For free. And here's how to do it...

How to play Cards Against Humanity online

Cards Against Humanity can now be played online
Cards Against Humanity can now be played online. Picture: Cards Against Humanity via Amazon, NBC

Playingcards.io, which is an online card game website, has multiple different games that you can play. One of those games is Cards Against Humanity.

If you don't know what Cards Against Humanity is, here's a quick explainer: Cards Against Humanity is "a party game for horrible people". Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest – and often offensive – white card. It's very much a game for adults and definitely not one to play with your parents. Unless your parents have the same level of questionable humour as you.

Anyway, once you click into the game on the site, you'll be able to create a virtual playing room. The site will give you a link, which you then send to your friends so they can join the game.

Up to six players can join the game, and you can even set up a voice or video call too, to get the full experience.

Much like if you've ever played Scrabble as a group on an iPad, the site allows everyone to see the game, but only you can see the cards in your hand.

How to play Cards Against Humanity online for free
How to play Cards Against Humanity online for free. Picture: via playingcarsd.io

There's many different ways to play Cards Against Humanity, but here's the basics:

Players start by selecting 10 white cards from the pile and dragging them to the bottom of the screen. Here, you will be able to see all your answer options. After every round, you should always have 10 cards in your hand.

Each round, one person becomes the judge. That person will select a black card. The first judge can be chosen based on any random thing you as a group decide – like whoever went to the toilet last. (Yes, those are really the rules.)

Once the judge has selected a black card, the other players will then choose their best white card, and drag it to the middle, ready to be judged.

The judge will then flip over those cards, read them out one by one and make their winning decision based on who was the funniest or most outrageous.

The winner of that round will then keep the black card. The person with the most black cards at the end of the game, wins!

Happy gaming, you filthy animals!