I don't generally count on having to worry about in-home entertaining this time of year, but since Mother Nature decided to phone it in this spring that's the situation I find myself in. Fortunately, I have purchased the best party game every to entertain myself and my seasonally depressed friends: Cards Against Humanity.
Cards Against Humanity is played in the same way as Apples to Apples: everyone has a set number of cards that contain a noun or a verb. Players take turns being the judge and drawing a special question or fill-in-the-blank card and the other players pick which one of their cards best matches the question card. Whichever one the judge chooses wins a point.
I probably failing miserably at explaining that, but I'm sure you get the general idea. The difference is that while Apples to Apples presents cutesy cards and questions, Cards Against Humanity goes balls to the wall terrible. Let me give you for instance: the card the judge drew said "What do I smell?". One of the cards in my hand said "coat hanger abortion." I chose that card and won the round.
You might be sitting there shocked that such an insensitive situation is mocked in a party card game. That is the magic of Cards Against Humanity. You'll choose cards like 'Michelle Obama's Arms," "penis envy" and "an ice pick lobotomy" to match such question cards as "When I was tripping on acid, ______ turned into _______." Hours and hours of entertainment here.
This card game is so popular that it's not uncommon for it to completely sell out. It was unavailable for quite sometime, although you do have the option to print your own for $10. (Not as good.) When it was on sale again, we bought the card game and the three expansion packs.
You can buy your own set on the Cards Against Humanity Amazon page. (And as an added bonus, if you have Amazon Prime you can get it delivered in 24 hours!)