If you’ve ever played Cards Against Humanity, you know it has the potential to make you laugh so hard your cheeks hurt the next day. It is not a game to be politically correct or even nice.
Typically the funniest or even the crudest card wins. It is the original, modern adult game for game nights and parties. Some critics have even called it the game of a generation. That is how culturally significant it has become. It is a sophisticated step up from Categories at a house party and at least twice as funny.
My and my friends are avid “game nighters” and truly appreciate a good board game or card game. My best friend had games like Ticket to Ride and Catan at her wedding reception, to give you an idea. So you can bet it didn’t take us long to test out Cards Against Humanity when it was first released.
I even remember, very clearly, the first time I played it. I had played Apples to Apples before so I understood the general concept. What followed was a night full of laughter and a well-placed “Auschwitz” card. If that last statement is offensive to you, you should not play this game. It is not for the faint of heart or easily offended.
I preface the game this way because even the themed versions of it are not for the faint of heart. The themed versions of Cards Against Humanity follow the same formula that made the original so successful.
There are lots of versions of Cards Against Humanity now including Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and Friends.
As I said before, Cards Against Humanity has become a culturally significant game in the last decade. So what happens when you combine a culturally significant game with a cultural icon that has spanned decades? The best-themed version of CAH yet? Quite possibly.
Cards Against Star Wars debuted this year to many of the same rave reviews as previous Cards Against Humanity games. I believe one thing that sets this particular version apart isn’t just because I think the original trilogy is the best movie franchise ever but its ability to span generations.
The game of a generation that can unite generations through gut-busting laughs and a few drinks (for those 21 and older of course). Star Wars has been around since the 1970s. Cards Against Humanity has only been around since the 2010s. In a way, it bridges a generational gap 20 years greater than the Friends version could.
Cards Against Star Wars Overview
This limited edition card game features 731 cards total and features characters and classic scenes from all Star Wars movies.
How to Play
Playing Cards Against Star Wars is very easy to learn. The rules are written on the box because there are only about three of them. Unlike the regular box of Cards Against Humanity, Cards Against Star Wars has special rules.
To start, each player is dealt 10 white cards.
The player with the best Wookie impression begins as the Sith Card Lord and draws a black card.
The sith card lord reads the question or fill-in-the-blank phrase on the back of the card out loud.
The members of the Rebel Alliance (everyone else), answers the question or fills in the blank by picking one white card and passing it to the Sith Card Lord face down. You don’t want anyone to see what you picked. Anonymity is important.
Some black cards will have two blanks and require two white cards to properly play to the black card.
The Sith Card Lord shuffles all the answers and shares each card combination with the group. For full effect, the Sith Card Lord should re-read the black card with each answer.
The Sith Card Lord then picks their favorite answer and whoever submitted it gets one Jedi Masterpoint.
After the round, a new player becomes the Sith Card Lord and draws a new black card and the Rebel Alliance draws white cards because they should always have 10 in their hand.
How to Win
Do you need to be a Jedi Master in Star Wars trivia and facts to win the game? Not at all. It helps to have seen a movie or two or at least know characters and such but the true way to win the game is to play to someone’s sense of humor.
If you want me to pick your card, it has got to make me laugh the hardest. I do know some people who like the card they think literally fit the question or fill-in-the-blank the best but most people go by humor.
How many Jedi Masterpoints it takes to win is entirely up to those playing the game. Or you can go until you don’t feel like playing anymore. It is entirely up to you but most white cards at the end win.
THIS IS NOT A GAME FOR CHILDREN. I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A GAME FOR CHILDREN. As is true with Cards Against Humanity, Cards Against Star Wars is an ADULT game. I do not want to repeat some of the cards on here because I feel like this is a PG-13 blog, but one card not so discreetly mentioned Yoda’s “package.” Not every card is graphic, for lack of a better word, but the game has its fair share. This is not a game for children, no matter how much they love Star Wars. The box even says 17+ only. This is an LMAO type of game for adults.
Where to Buy
I could literally only find Cards Against Star Wars on Amazon and. Unfortunately, it does not offer prime 2-day shipping yet so I don’t have time to get it before we go camping this weekend. It would have been perfect for my Star Wars loving family (after the kids go to bed of course). If it had prime shipping, ordering it would have been my number one priority and this article would have been number two. 🙂
May the Force Be With You
And laughter with your next round of Cards Against Star Wars.