Cards against humanity is a hilarious, adult fill in the blank card game, which is perfect for parties and large gatherings. But what if you want to play with only 2 players? Can you play cards against humanity with 2 people?
Yes it is possible to play cards against humanity with 2 people. Players simply take turns to read out the black question card. Both players will then choose their best white response card from their hand. The 2 players then decide between them both who has the best response and therefore wins the round.
Using this 2 player variation can have its downsides if you both can’t agree on a winner but if you are looking for a more fun way to play cards against humanity with 2 people then there are some more alternatives…
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How To Play Cards Against Humanity With 2 People
The best way to play cards against humanity with two players is by using a point scoring system.
Player 1 starts the game by selecting and reading out the first black question card then player 2 will choose their best white response card from their hand. At this time another 3 random white response cards from the box are added to the pile with player 2’s response. The 4 response cards are now shuffled and turned over.
**Even though three random cards are added to the deck this can produce for incredibly hilarious results! **
Player 1 now has to rank these in order of the funniest sentence, first, second, third and fourth. First place earns 4 points, second place earns 3 points, third place earns 2 points and fourth place earns 1 point.
Player 2 now declares which of the cards was theirs and records the score they have received in player 1’s rankings.
The roles are now reversed and Player 2 takes a turn to read out the black question card whilst player 1 gives the best white response card from their hand and so on.
You can determine who wins the game by either playing the first player to hit X amount of points or whichever player has the most points after a certain number of rounds depending on how long that you want the game to last.
Another two player variant of cards against humanity is by earning points for successfully identifying the other players response.
Player 1 starts the game by selecting and reading out the first black question card and player 2 then responds by selecting their best white response card from their hand. Two other random white response cards from the box are added to player 2’s response card and shuffled.
It is now down to player 1 to correctly identify which one of these cards was the one played by player 2. If they guess correctly then they are awarded a point, if not they get nothing.
Players continue to take it in turns to read the question and guess the correct answer. The first player to 5 points wins. (You can play to a higher amount of points if you want to play a longer game).
This can be converted into a cards against humanity drinking game where if a player guesses the other players answer correctly they have to take a shot or drink a drink.
Can You Play Cards Against Humanity With 3 People?
Yes you can definitely play cards against humanity with three people. To do this without it being really boring is to invent a fourth fictitious player. You start the game the same way you would usually however this time you would deal in a fourth imaginary player.
The first question is read aloud to the group as usual and all of the players will select the best response from their hand and place it in the center of the table. One of the players then chooses a random white card from the hand that the fourth player was dealt and adds this to the pile too.
The responses are flipped over and the group decides on the best response. Adding a fourth player to the mix adds more mystery and comedy to the game.
The response that is chosen the winner wins the point, even if it is the imaginary player!
Once it comes to the imaginary persons turn to read out the question card, simply flip it over on the table for all of the 3 players to read.
Playing cards against humanity with three players can be really fun, especially when you are losing to an imaginary player!
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How To Make Cards Against Humanity More Fun
Even though cards against humanity is one of the most ridiculously entertaining card games to play, here are some ways to make it even more interesting:
- Turn the game into a drinking game by making the winner of the round (or loser if you prefer) take a drink or a shot
- Turn the game into a truth or dare game so the winner (or losers) of the round have to choose between a truth or dare to complete
- Instead of the group deciding on the funniest response card, they choose the worst card. The player that gave the worst answer receives a strike. 3 strikes and the player is out.
- If the imaginary person wins a round then all players must take a shot or drink
- If a player doesn’t think that they can win a round with the white cards in their hand then they can take the top white white card from the deck and play this card instead, no matter what the card says
- Players are each given one superpower called swaps. The are only allowed to use it once per game but if a player yells ‘Swaps’ then all players must pass their deck of white response cards to the player on their left.
Even though cards against humanity has been designed specifically for 4 to 8 players, it can definitely be played with only 2 or even 3 players. It really is a highly amusing, incredibly fun party game which will give you hours of fun.
Check out some of the expansion packs too! They are hysterically funny! I recommend the everything box, it includes 300 new cards for your collection.