Wednesday, April 3, 2013

PAX East 2013: Cards Against Humanity Is Bigger Than Monopoly.

I'm not sure when it happened, but sometime over the past few months Cards Against Humanity became the biggest game in the world. Maybe not the world, but definitely MY world. At PAX East you couldn't walk down a hallway without passing a group playing the game. You couldn't come close to getting into their sold out panel (which concluded with free milk and cookies for everyone). And you could barely get your hands on all three of the exclusive promo packs that were being given away. League of Legends ruled the video game side of the show, but Cards Against Humanity was the king of the tabletop side.

The 3rd Expansion was announced and released at PAX and I managed to get a copy. And after trading away a bunch of goodies, I was able to get all 3 PAX promo packs.

Click through the jump for a spoiler of all of the nerdtastic PAX cards, which are bringing top dollar on eBay right now. It's going to be hard to be a completist with this game.

Special thanks to Board Game Geek user Pileot Jon for archiving all of the card text. Here's a link to his massive spreadsheet.

PAX East 2013 Promo Pack A Black Cards:
You have been waylaid by ______ and must defend yourself.
I have an idea even better than Kickstarter, and it's called ______starter.

PAX East 2013 Promo Pack A White Cards:
An immediately regrettable $9 hot dog from the Boston Convention Center.
Casting magic missile at a bully.
Firefly: Season 2. 
Getting bitch slapped by Dhalsim.
Jiggle physics.
Paying the iron price.
Rotating shapes in mid-air so that they fit into other shapes when they fall.
Running out of stamina. 

PAX East 2013 Promo Pack B Black Cards:
In the final round of this year's Omegathon, Omeganauts must face off in a game of ______.
Action stations! Action stations! Set condition one throughout the fleet and brace for ______!
PAX East 2013 Promo Pack B White Cards:
Getting inside the Horadric Cube with a hot babe and pressing the transmute button.
Loading from a previous save.
Punching a tree to gather wood.
Sharpening a foam broadsword on a foam whetstone.
Spending the year's insulin budget on Warhammer 40k figurines.
The depression that ensues after catching 'em all.
The rocket launcher.
Violating the First Law of Robotics.

PAX East 2013 Promo Pack C Black Cards:
I don't know exactly how I got the PAX plague, but I suspect it had something to do with ______.
Press [down arrow] [down arrow] [left arrow] [right arrow] [B] to unleash ______. 

PAX East 2013 Promo Pack C White Cards:
Achieving 500 actions per minute.
Charging up all the way.
Forgetting to eat, and consequently dying.
Judging elves by the color of their skin and not by the content of their character.
Smashing all the pottery in a Pottery Barn in search of rupees.
Vespene gas.
Wil Wheaton crashing an actual spaceship.
The Klobb.

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