The party game Apples to Apples consists of two decks of cards: Things and Descriptions. Each round, the active player draws a Description card (which features an adjective like “Hairy” or “Smarmy”) from the deck, then the other players each secretly choose the Thing card in hand that best matches that description and plays it face-down on the table. The active player then reveals these cards and chooses the Thing card that, in his opinion, best matches the Description card, which he awards to whoever played that Thing card. This player becomes the new active player for the next round.
In Mad Libs: The Game, players use the word-filled game cards in their hand combined with the sentence card in play to make the most appropriately inappropriate sentences possible. The funniest sentence by popular vote wins the round, and the first player to win three rounds wins the game.
In Coup: Rebellion G54 (G54), the last player with influence in the game wins, with influence being represented by face-down character cards in your playing area. Before each game players choose five character roles from a randomized deck. Characters have a unique variable power, and the deck is formed by three iterations of each role for fifteen cards total.
Anomia plays off the fact that our minds are positively brimming with all sorts of random information: things to eat, pop songs, websites, etc… Sure, under normal circumstances, it’s easy to give an example of a frozen food or a dog breed, but you’ll find that your brain works a little differently under pressure!
In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.
Love Cards Against Humanity, but even with the official expansions do you find yourself playing the same cards over and over again? Enter Crabs Adjust Humidity: Volume Two, a crappy little third-party, unofficial, unauthorized expansion card set — featuring 80 white cards and 32 black cards — that blends seamlessly with the original game.