#1 Posted by 1momosauky (208 posts) -

It seems so simple, it makes it so much easier to connect with your friends that are international. Also it would be so much easier to add cards as to you can just type it in.

#2 Edited by Hailinel (24284 posts) -

A major part of the appeal of Cards Against Humanity is that you're all sitting together cracking jokes. That sort of intimacy just isn't possible in an online game. An online CAH is technically possible, but the act of playing online just wouldn't be the same.

#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#4 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

The same reason the console version of Apples to Apples sucks. Those types of games just require an in person interaction.

#5 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1558 posts) -

I thought you meant politically correct, and I was going to ask if you understood what Cards Against Humanity even is.

#6 Posted by 1momosauky (208 posts) -

@hailinel: Can't they just have voice chat?

#7 Edited by Hailinel (24284 posts) -

@hailinel: Can't they just have voice chat?

Well, really...

The same reason the console version of Apples to Apples sucks. Those types of games just require an in person interaction.

This is pretty much it. Like I said, it's technically possible to make CAH as an online game and play with voice chat, but the online atmosphere isn't what makes games like this thrive. They're better enjoyed together at the same table with friends.

#8 Posted by Iodine (545 posts) -

When the fidelity of online interaction can replicate stroking my brothers arm when I play the seduction card, then online CAH can happen

#9 Posted by Gonmog (580 posts) -

Theres a fantastic app for Google Hangouts that is what you are looking for. Played it a few times and was awesome for all.

#10 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

@iodine: Is "play the seduction card" slang for seducing your brother?

#11 Posted by GreggD (4486 posts) -

For a second I thought you mean PC as in Politically Correct, and I was gonna say Apples to Apples.

#12 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

Because being in the room with your asshole friends is the best part.

#13 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

I wish there was an online version. Got a group of skype friends I think it would be hell of fun to play this game with.

#14 Edited by Clonedzero (4198 posts) -

No they didn't that's a cheap knock-off stealing the cards from the actual game. I mean it says so in the damn foot note of the site you linked.

#15 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@clonedzero:

Wait, how can it be a knock-off if it's effectively the same? I'd say it's not like they made up their own cards, but then I saw the [CUSTOM] options. Yeesh.

#16 Posted by Hailinel (24284 posts) -

@clonedzero:

Wait, how can it be a knock-off if it's effectively the same? I'd say it's not like they made up their own cards, but then I saw the [CUSTOM] options. Yeesh.

Because it's not an official CAH product. It blatantly steals content from CAH. That's why it's a knock-off.

#17 Posted by Clonedzero (4198 posts) -

@clonedzero:

Wait, how can it be a knock-off if it's effectively the same? I'd say it's not like they made up their own cards, but then I saw the [CUSTOM] options. Yeesh.

Because it literally steals exact cards from CAH, like dozens and dozens of cards. Yet it's in no way officially sponsored or affiliated. It doesn't even seem legal to me actually.

I mean if i changed my user name to Video-game-king and you were Video_game_king would that be a knock-off? or blatant theft? even as something as minor and dumb as a username.

#18 Edited by jArmAhead (227 posts) -

@hailinel: Can't they just have voice chat?

Yes, and it's pretty great even without the face to face. I've played it on Skype a few times. We have a few members of our spread out little group of friends that own the game but no way to play it.

@hailinel said:

@video_game_king said:

@clonedzero:

Wait, how can it be a knock-off if it's effectively the same? I'd say it's not like they made up their own cards, but then I saw the [CUSTOM] options. Yeesh.

Because it's not an official CAH product. It blatantly steals content from CAH. That's why it's a knock-off.

Not that that's really a bad thing. I think the CAH folks may have even said that it was cool it existed. If they just made it official and let people buy cards through that interface it'd be great and legitimate.

I wish there was an online version. Got a group of skype friends I think it would be hell of fun to play this game with.

Look up the first page of the thread, and there's a link to the browser version of the game. It's a lot of fun over skype with good friends.

#19 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#20 Posted by Clonedzero (4198 posts) -

@jarmahead: Well yeah, making a web based version of the game that interfaced with various social media outlets, like facebook. Would make MILLIONS. Yet this cheap knock-off exists and prevents any legit online version from coming out, thus well. It seems the CAH guys are idiots.

#21 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

@jarmahead: I did play it and it didn't hold up. Unless they changed it and added a bunch of new cards I found that after a couple hands you saw everything there was to see.

#22 Edited by TheHT (11094 posts) -

@video_game_king said:

@clonedzero:

Wait, how can it be a knock-off if it's effectively the same? I'd say it's not like they made up their own cards, but then I saw the [CUSTOM] options. Yeesh.

Because it literally steals exact cards from CAH, like dozens and dozens of cards. Yet it's in no way officially sponsored or affiliated. It doesn't even seem legal to me actually.

Aren't the cards available for anyone to print out?

#23 Posted by TheHT (11094 posts) -

@video_game_king said:

@clonedzero:

Wait, how can it be a knock-off if it's effectively the same? I'd say it's not like they made up their own cards, but then I saw the [CUSTOM] options. Yeesh.

Because it literally steals exact cards from CAH, like dozens and dozens of cards. Yet it's in no way officially sponsored or affiliated. It doesn't even seem legal to me actually.

Aren't the cards available for anyone to print out?

#24 Posted by Milkman (16618 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@video_game_king said:

@clonedzero:

Wait, how can it be a knock-off if it's effectively the same? I'd say it's not like they made up their own cards, but then I saw the [CUSTOM] options. Yeesh.

Because it's not an official CAH product. It blatantly steals content from CAH. That's why it's a knock-off.

You can download the full CAH game for free from their website. They encourage it so it's not really "stealing."

#25 Edited by Clonedzero (4198 posts) -

@theht said:

@clonedzero said:

@video_game_king said:

@clonedzero:

Wait, how can it be a knock-off if it's effectively the same? I'd say it's not like they made up their own cards, but then I saw the [CUSTOM] options. Yeesh.

Because it literally steals exact cards from CAH, like dozens and dozens of cards. Yet it's in no way officially sponsored or affiliated. It doesn't even seem legal to me actually.

Aren't the cards available for anyone to print out?

Well thats an awful buisness model if true.

#26 Edited by MikkaQ (10278 posts) -

The knock-off computer version is awesome cause it can run on phones and tablets and thus can be played with a group of real people when you don't have physical access to the cards.

I've introduced many people to CAH this way, some of whom bought decks of their own.

#27 Posted by Hunter5024 (5600 posts) -

@clonedzero: Cards Against Humanity has their game under a creative commons license (there might be more to the name of the license, I don't remember), which means you are allowed to reuse it or reinterpret the original material however you like, as long as you give credit and aren't profiting off of it. So I think they're probably totally cool with that online thing, stuff like that is the whole reason you don't have a more strict copyright on it.

#28 Posted by Clonedzero (4198 posts) -

@clonedzero: Cards Against Humanity has their game under a creative commons license (there might be more to the name of the license, I don't remember), which means you are allowed to reuse it or reinterpret the original material however you like, as long as you give credit and aren't profiting off of it. So I think they're probably totally cool with that online thing, stuff like that is the whole reason you don't have a more strict copyright on it.

Well sure, they can be cool with it. But they could totally make a quality version of it with actual production value behind it and probably make more for that then the actual card game itself.