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'Cards Against Humanity' brings the raunch to the web in unofficial app (update)

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Cards Against Humanity is already the naughtiest, nastiest, most hilarious card game for terrible people in physical reality, and now all of that fun is alive in the digital world with Cards Against Originality. It's a free, unofficial web app for phones, tablets and desktops designed by Dawson Whitfield, and it contains every Cards Against Humanity card, including all five expansions. Cards Against Originality is meant to fill in for actual cards if you forget to bring your big, black box to a party -- you still have to be near your friends in the real world to play. Simply start a new game, share the link and get rolling. Plus, it's all completely cool under the original game's Creative Commons license, according to Cards Against Humanity creator Max Temkin.

"I'm glad that our fans have been able to take Cards Against Humanity and remix it into their own original things; that's been a goal since we started working on our project," he says. "Cards Against Humanity is obviously a remix of the comedy and games and pop culture that we love, and it's extremely cool to see our thing inspiring people to make stuff."

As for the possibility of an official Cards Against Humanity app, Temkin says it's not going to happen.

"We've got a handful of new projects in the works and some of them are digital, but we think a phone game calls for a very different design than a card game."

"We don't think it's very fun to play Cards Against Humanity on a phone, which is why we never shipped an app," he says. "We don't want to make something slightly worse than the thing we're already making. One of the best parts of playing Cards Against Humanity is just having an analogue experience with people and making your friends laugh. We've got a handful of new projects in the works and some of them are digital, but we think a phone game calls for a very different design than a card game."

We can definitely get behind the idea of a brand new phone game from the filthy, genius minds of Cards Against Humanity creators. As for Cards Against Originality, you still have to be in the same room as your buddies to play, so it acts as a nice bridge between physical and digital fun (and filth).

Update: Cards Against Originality is a hit! But that means the site is down at the moment. Whitfield, the creator, explains what's going on in the comments below: "Hey Engadget! Sorry the app is so slow right now, wasn't expecting this. Servers are being upgraded right now. Will be in tip top shape for the weekend :)"

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