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While I don't think the designers were out to hurt anyone, it is clearly a game that was already potentially hurtful when it came out and has only become increasingly troublesome as society realises this. But I am sure it brought laughter to a bunch of people before the world realised and maybe by being so extreme helped some people realise that jokes can be hurtful too.
What everyone else says is accurate. This is an adult Apples to Apples. If that's your bag, then you'll have fun with it, but if not then you won't.Over time, it does get old though, unless I suppose you keep adding more new cards and cycling old ones out. But you'll go through them all eventually if you play it often or long enough.
The biggest problem with this game is it really is only a game you can play once. Yeah that first time is hilarious and you will have gut wrenching laughter all night, but then its done. the next time you play you may have some laughs but all the jokes are done. the only way this game is better is if you play with new people every time, that way there can be new jokes added to the pot.
Laughed my head off the first time I played it. However the second time was not the as excitin. Each game will have a few great jokes but it will end up being a lot of the same as well.
In the last month or so we have played through the entire box a couple of times at big group events...getting stale now and definitely needs an expansion soon if we are going to continue to play. Update: CAH continues to get less and less playtime. There are so many better party games out there that get more play time. Gifted to family member.
Owned by girlfriend A fun party game to play with any of my friends. Sure the jokes wear thin after many games, but I don't play it that often. This is one of the few games that I think will get worse and worse the longer it sits on my shelf as pop culture references get outdated.
W/ TONS of expansions Usually a great simple, conversational game, easy to get people into. I enjoy it sometimes, but really with new or large groups of people. Haven't touched it in a while.1
Solid, insanely offensive fun. But, lately, I find myself agreeing with SUSD's take that this game removes all responsibility from being offensive. It's true. Not a great game, but something that might get played once a year - typically around the holidays.
An important part of this type of game is that the cards are balanced so that people don't just pick a card because it made them laugh. Apples to Apples is, in my experience, a better game when you remove the "Helen Keller" card because people look at the association between the red and green cards, rather than just picking the card that made them laugh. CAH, of course, ignores this because they want every card to be shocking and funny to read. But it's just not possible for them all to be equally funny, so the game devolves into "who played the funniest card" with no cleverness at all. Combine this with the fact that that type of humor is honestly pretty shallow, especially if taken all at once over a few hours, and this game really bums me out.