No, children, I am NOT advocating you commit suicide by cyanide – though admittedly, the list of folks I’m tempted to give a cyanide soda to is not particularly short. This is actually a rather happy use of cyanide – at least, if your as twisted and find enjoyment in the suffering of others as much as I do. This is my new favorite card game – Joking Hazard, from the same talented sociopaths that brought you Cyanide & Happiness.
For quite some time now, the title of Best Card Game has been owned by Cards Against Humanity. Joking Hazard, however, has similar complete-the-sequence-in-the-funniest/most horrible-manner-possible gameplay, but one-ups CAH by having each card illustrated by the delightfully depraved Blue and Green from the C&H web comic. Now, you no longer need to mentally picture the insane, borderline criminal scenarios that the cards you’ve played depict – it’s right there in front of you!
Gameplay is simple – each round, a different player acts as judge and starts a comic strip sequence, then judges which player has completed the sequence in the “best” manner. Best can mean a lot of things – most fitting, most logical, most insane, most horrific…the possibilities are endless. Well, until you run out of cards, I guess. So not quite endless. But still…a fucking lot of possibilities.
Do yourself a favor – get some friends together (or if you’re like me and nobody fucking likes you, round up some hostages), settle in with a few (lot of) adult beverages, and play this game. You won’t be disappointed. Unless you’re an asshole with no sense of humor – in which case, the fact that you continue to read this blog makes you some kind of masochist, so you STILL win! Enjoy! – EWE