One of the raunchiest card games out there is called Cards Against Humanity. It’s essentially an adult version of Apples to Apples. Each round someone draws a card with a sentence with a blank in it. In each player’s hand are nouns of varying degrees of lewdness. Each player plays a card and one picks the best response–best meaning the most meaningful or the laugh-out-loud grossest.
It is fun I hear it is fun.
As an example of how my mind works, I thought “how awesome it would be to take the Apples to Apples Bible Edition and substitute the cards from that box and put them into a Cards Against Humanity deck. What might happen?”
Turns out: other people had the same idea. And there’s now an Indiegogo campaign (like Kickstarter) to get it published.
From the description of the campaign (website):
This game was developed after years of encouraging our friends and family to “dig deeper” into what the text of the Bible means, and many irreverent and deeply theological conversations.
We’ve created and printed multiple mock versions of the game, which we piloted with friends and family, clergy and lay people, and people all over the spectrum of belief and lack thereof.
Based on the feedback we feel it is now time to focus our efforts to bring this game to a larger audience, so we are launching this project to raise the $8,000 we need to cover our first print run of the game and bring all this awesomeness to you.
If you want to own a copy this game, please help us reach our goal, or all this Biblical goodness will pass away. If this game makes you worry for your immortal soul, just remember: we love the Bible, we just have a funny way of showing It.
As of this writing, these folks are at about $800 out of the $8000 they are hoping to raise to make this project a reality. If you have a twisted sense of humor, or you are a campus minister (kinda redundant…), or you want people to understand what is really in the Bible, then consider supporting this project.
I also think there’s a whole ton of hilarious nouns/situations that are IN THE BIBLE and that these folks might want to consider for a future expansion. Here’s a few from my list, you can add your own (these are shamelessly taken from a group Google Document that a few friends have been kicking around for a similar project).
Sample: “What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?” Judg 14:18
- John the Baptist eating locusts and wild honey (Matthew 3:4)
- A woman grabbing a man’s genitals in a fight (Deuteronomy 25:11-12)
- Avenging the rape of Dinah by tricking guys into getting circumcised — AND THEN KILLING THEM ALL (Genesis 34)
- Flaming foxes! (Judges 15)
- Blessed are those who dash their children against the rocks (Psalm 137:9)
- A dog returning to its vomit (Prov 26:11)
- Putting blood on your earlobe, thumb, and toe (Lev 8:23, 14:14)
- Animals in sackcloth (Jonah 3:8)
You see? The Bible is a fantastic source for all manner of odd–and yet deeply human–situations, and I’m confident that a game like this will go over well in many circles.