Needless to say, playing the game can result in 1) some awkward moments and the revelation of your darkest secrets in the form of ill-placed humor; or 2) hilarity, when played with the right group of people, who share the same shitty sense of humor you do.
CAH is available under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike license, meaning they've made the whole deck available for download for free. You can even build on it and add your own Black and/or White Cards. The only restriction is that you can't sell them, or else they'll smash you. Yes, it's the only reason I haven't printed off hundreds of copies and sold them to you.
I'm pretty sure you can get your hands on a pirated version, but why would you do that? The great folks at CAH already made the whole thing free. All you need to do is get a printer and a cutter and dedicate probably 30 minutes of your life to cutting out squares, and you can play this game for free forever. Download the deck here.
A warning, though:
- Pick the crowd you're going to play this game with. You don't want to risk offending religious types, people who can't take racist jokes, and grandmas.
- Pick the crowd you're going to play this game with. You don't want to risk making a joke that nobody understands. I played this game with a training class once because I had had an amazing experience playing it before, and I ended up being disappointed because their responses weren't as witty as I'd hoped they'd be (sorry guys!)!
Bonus: The #TwitterFiction Generator
The #TwitterFiction Generator was created in support of the upcoming Twitter Fiction Festival, a sort of crowdsourced writing event that brings together the many authors who've taken to Twitter to promote their work. If you fancy yourself a bit of a writer, go ahead and check out the Twitter Fiction Festival! You might even get featured in the live event. Submissions are also welcome -- just tweet your ideas with the hashtag #TwitterFiction.