Cards Against Humanity Now Has a Free, Unofficial, Online Version

Cards Against Originality is free on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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You can now play Cards Against Humanity for free on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, thanks to a developer named Dawson Whitfield.

The web app named Cards Against Originality, which you can find here, has all the cards from the original game including all five expansions.

"It works on smartphones, tablets, and computers so even the guy stuck in '99 can join in the fun," Whitfield said. You'll need an internet connection to play, and Whitfield says you need to be in the same room as the other players, but you could theoretically play over Skype or or pretty much any other online communications portal. To start a game, simply tap the "new game" button at the top. This will start a new match and give you a link you can share with your friends. The link will lead them to the same match.

Whitfield is able to provide what is clearly Cards Against Humanity LLC's intellectual property for free because the original card game is distributed under a creative commons license. As the Cards Against humanity website itself explains, "That means you can use and remix the game for free, but you can't sell it without our permission."

Since Cards Against Humanity allows people to do this, Cards Against Originality isn't the first digital clone of the game, as a quick Google search will show you. However, it does seem like the digital version the sticks closest to the original game and isn't trying to charge you for any add-on content, like some of the more unscrupulous versions.

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