As a funologist, part of my tool kit is games. And i like games. And recently i have been laughing quite a bit over a game called Cards Against Humanity, which i had never even heard of a week ago.
The game is elegantly simple. There are black question cards and white answer cards. You get ten answer cards and replace one for each question card read. For each question card that is selected by each player in turn you provide your best answer card. “Best” is defined perhaps as the one which the reader (who selects the winner) will find most funny or thought provoking or gross. It is a relative of mad libs and the card game Apples to Apples, if you are familiar with those.
When we first started playing the game i searched (as i oft do) for a political slant. The game authors make it a bit easy because they go after Glen Beck in a couple of the answer cards. And there is no shortage of scatological, sophomoric and off color jokes. It is also often funny.
i wrote 50 answer cards tonight for the new internal version we are creating. [The Twin Oaks internal version is called Cards Against Community. Acorn does not have a name for our game yet.] The internal version uses the same format and refers to things which Acorner’s know about like Daniel’s moped gang and bacon that got cooked for 12 hours. My favorite card of my design (which is unusually long) refers to something that has not happened, but many people could imagine.
“Where are you going?” Asked the people at the party in the beautifully finished TCLR living room.
“I am going to do a full moon ritual with Shal.” i replied, the crowd was disbelieving.
“For almost every full moon for the last dozen years Shal and i have gotten together very late in the evening and climbed trees and listened to music. Shal taught me how to climb trees, and now i am pretty good at it. ” i expound.
Our conversation is about the angle of the moon. If the absence of leaves on the trees is sufficient for us to spot the moon while over the rivers . We choose some old reliable ironwoods, which we have oft climbs without ropes. We are quickly up this tree and i am uncharacteristically warm outside because of my clothing. We catch up, sharing what has happened over the months we have been appart. Then we switch trees to the ones with chairs that hang over the stream, in bed by 3:30AM. Perfect night.