Pretty nice for a game billed as "a party game for horrible people"

By Alex Heigl
January 03, 2014 08:00 PM

Cards Against Humanity is “a party game for horrible people,” according to the game’s website. Despite this pedigree, they raised and donated more than $100,000 to public schools this holiday season.

Not bad for a game in which answers can include “drinking alone” and “eating the last known bison.”

For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, the game’s concept is simple: Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and the other players answer with their funniest white card. (Let’s play a sample round. Question: “The votes are in, and the new high school mascot is ” Answer: “Grandpa’s ashes.”)

But contrary to the spirit of the game, which encourages players to make each other cringe and blush, Cards Against Humanity clearly has a soft side. In November, 100,000 people paid the company $12 to receive 12 mystery gifts over the course of 12 days. On the tenth day, the company donated everyone’s dollar to public school classrooms across the U.S. through a site called

The company donated $100,249.94 through DonorsChoose and funded 299 projects in low-income schools across the U.S., aiding a total of 38,318 students.

Spend some time clicking around the page the company set up to explain the breadth of their giving – though statistics like, “If enslaved, 38,318 children could build two pyramids every 10 years without the use of pulleys, wheels, or iron tools,” should be taken with a grain of salt.