Cards and Humanity is narrated by Christopher Bateson. www.christopherbatesonvo.com
Cards and Humanity is a quintessential party and/or drinking game for groups of people who are looking to make their parties more fun and exciting. AirConsole is proud to announce that we have created a digital version of the game which can be played by anyone with a smartphone, computer, and an internet connection.
Here's how it works: the host will use his or her smart TV, desktop computer, or laptop, and load up the AirConsole game Cards and Humanity in their web browser. Each player will then do the same on their smartphone. Then you will see a numeric code on the smart TV or desktop for each player to enter. This numeric code will sync everyone’s phones to the web browser session. At this point, playing the game is remarkably intuitive. Each player's cards are delivered directly to their phone, and anyone who has played Cards and Humanity before will know exactly how to take it from here.
But this is the best part: you don't have to buy anything or carry around a deck of playing cards wherever you go. The game is completely mobile and can be played anytime and anywhere. This includes in your dorm room, in your apartment, at the workplace, or while out on a road trip with your friends and family. That is fundamentally how versatile AirConsole has made not just Cards and Humanity, but console gaming at large. The console is the computer or smart TV. The controller is your smartphone. With these two devices, you have access to dozens of arcade-style computer games, card games, cooperative games, simulations, board games, and even an NES simulator. Cool, right? Well, keep reading, because there’s definitely more benefits to using AirConsole!
1. What is Cards and Humanity?
Cards and Humanity online is AirConsole's free version of the naughty yet popular party game. Instead of playing with an actual deck of cards you simply use your mobile devices with your smart TV, laptop, or desktop computer. Signing in to play is simple, painless, and does not require any extraneous hardware or apps. To play Cards and Humanity online, you simply load AirConsole's Cards and Humanity page in the browser of each device and enter the numeric code to sync the sessions. Once the sessions are synced via the code, the mobile devices hold each player's cards. The smart TV or computer becomes the “Card Czar,” or dealer, which randomly selects prompts for the game. Once you do that, then you're all set to play. You will never have to worry about bringing or losing your playing cards. Other than the electronics you already own, there’s nothing else you’ll ever need. This means that you can start playing Cards and Humanity online spontaneously and without any prior planning.
Each player can only see their own cards on their mobile device. In between turns, the game will play low-key music to keep everyone on their toes. The music will keep you occupied while you wait for the others to choose their cards. Cards and Humanity is a great game for parties or spontaneous work related frivolity. It only takes a few seconds to set up, and anyone with a mobile device can get in on the fun.
There are two kinds of cards in the more traditional version of Cards and Humanity. These two card groups are the black cards and the white cards. Instead of a “Card Czar,” which is the traditional way the game is played, the computer takes over the role and distributes the black cards so that your group doesn’t have to. The black card is not literally a black card. Instead, the screen displays a prompt that has an incomplete question, sentence, or phrase, and then each player can fill in the blank with one of the white cards that is shown on their mobile device. Each answer is displayed on the TV or monitor, and each player then gets to vote on funniest or best-played card.
The in-game narration adds an extra level to the original Cards and Humanity. Playing funny cards becomes that much better because getting the computer to say ridiculous things can actually be a game by itself.
So we think we've created something special here. We've taken one of the most fun party games of all time and elevated it to a new level while simultaneously adding an extra layer of convenience. There is no limit on how many people can play at the same time, which means anyone can join in using only their smartphones. Cards and Humanity is the perfect game for any occasion where you have a bunch of people around who are looking for something fun to do.
2. How to Play Cards and Humanity Online
Playing online video games has never been either this awesome or this easy. AirConsole has done something truly spectacular that will revolutionize console gaming by employing the latest and greatest features of WebGL, which is a hardware accelerated graphics library that can be used directly in your web browser. Instead of having to buy any external hardware to use as a controller, you can simply use your smartphone. There is no need to download any external software. You simply use your smartphone's web browser to log into the site and then enter the numeric code to sync up the main browser session on your smart TV or desktop computer to the browser session on your smartphone. When each player has done this, you are ready to start your game. All of this can be done in literally minutes.
Now playing Cards and Humanity online does not differ too much with the other popular card game. The most notable difference you will likely find is the lack of any actual cards. The screen displayed on your smart TV, desktop computer, or laptop will be the main browser session. From the main browser session, a sentence will be displayed that you must complete. Traditionally, the main browser session displays the black cards, which are then read off by the Card Czar. In our version, Stugard Theloneous Billingsley III aka Stu, is the Card Czar. Stu will read the sentence. It will then be up to each player to play one of their cards. No one else will be able to see your cards as they are only displayed on your smartphone. Other player's cards will be displayed on their smartphone. This process is in no way meant to trick or befuddle you. Our aim here was to make the gameplay as intuitive and user-friendly as possible, while simultaneously maximizing the hilarity of the game itself.
Before you play, you should know that this game will probably upset _______ :
 [“Guys who are into tentacle porn”]
 [“The whitest person you know”]
 [“Asians who are bad at math”]
 [“A black male in his early 20s, last seen wearing a hoodie”]
Yes. It's that kind of a game. Certainly not the kind of game for your more easily offended friends, decent human beings, or anyone with a functioning moral compass. And yet, in the last few years, it's become one of the nation's top party games for consenting adults. Why? Because it's hilarious. So AirConsole wanted to create an online console version for anyone who did not have a deck on hand or was interested in playing it before they chose to purchase one. It's fun. It's easy to set up. It's morally depraved. It's everything a good drinking game should be, and more!
Now the original Cards and Humanity had some instances where you were required to play two cards at once. For instance:
Dear Sir or Madam, We regret to inform you that the Office of ________ has denied your request for ________.
One of the best features of our incarnation of Cards and Humanity is that Stugard Theloneous Billingsley III will read your responses back to you. For instance, you will likely hear:
“Dear Sir or Madam, We regret to inform you that the Office of Natural Male Enhancement has denied your request for Nazi super science.”
“Dear Sir or Madam, We regret to inform you that the Office of God has denied your request for puberty.”
“Dear Sir or Madam, We regret to inform you that the Office of kids with ass cancer has denied your request for dead babies.”
So yes, this may not be the ideal game for people who lack a sense of humor when it comes to the evil, the awful, or the insane, but on the other hand, these people are no fun anyway, and will find themselves much happier in their element, which is offering sensitivity training to your obnoxious coworkers.
When you play Cards and Humanity online, it’s all about blowing off some steam and having a few laughs in a party setting. All day long we're forced to bite our tongue and be decent to others regardless of whether they are respectful to us or not. Office politics and everyday interactions force us to walk on eggshells as we navigate the day, and sometimes that can be frustrating. Cards and Humanity offers us an outlet for letting go of all of these frustrations.
Nonetheless, we think you'll have fun with friends, family, and coworkers playing AirConsole's Cards and Humanity.
3. Why is Cards and Humanity so freakin’ awesome?
We believe that we have come up with one of the coolest incarnation versions of this game. While certainly an inspired homage to the original game, Cards and Humanity doesn't simply rehash the same old game in your web browser. In fact, it makes it more fun and convenient for everyone playing. We're most proud of Stugard Theloneous Billingsley III, who narrates the game. We also bent the rules a bit by working it off a voting system instead of employing a Card Czar who makes unilateral and dictatorial decisions about which response is the best and funniest. You're not allowed to vote for yourself, but you can still coax your opponents into voting for you by coming up with the best response to the prompt.
Cards and Humanity is also the coolest new party game on the market. It's simple to set up and incredibly easy to play. All of your friends, family, and associates will have no problem joining the game, which they can do at any time, so long as they are still capable of using their smartphone. There is nothing to purchase, no physical cards, no complicated software, no additional hardware, and you also get access to a number of other awesome games provided by AirConsole.
The best part is that all of your friends and companions can participate too. No more passing the controller from one person to another or waiting for others to finish their turn because there aren’t enough controllers. Everyone can have a great time while playing one of the most beloved card-based party games of all time. All of this is achieved through the convenience of their own smartphones.
4. Why is AirConsole so freakin' awesome?
It's not a secret that our mission here at AirConsole has been to bring back the social side of gaming. This is something we think has been sorely missing from the video game industry. Playing video games is cool, but it can also be a very solitary activity. Unfortunately, gaming can allow solo players to play by themselves and do their own thing. In this new digital era where the internet has brought individuals together within the comfort of their own homes, it has also made obsolete one of the most fun aspects of computer gaming: local multiplayer options. AirConsole is not so much about MMORPG games where hundreds of thousands of users from across the world come together in their own homes to play a game from their bedrooms. It is more about bringing people together in the real world who also happen to love video games, and we've provided an innovative medium to do just that.
AirConsole works toward this goal so well because it is completely mobile. Anyone, anywhere, at any time can use our system to play with others as long as you have a good internet connection. If you're into the whole retro or video arcade gaming scene, AirConsole offers a lot of really cool options that will bring you back to your youth while simultaneously providing all the modern features of a cutting edge console gaming system.
So how does that work? The technology relies on a recently developed 3D graphics library known as WebGL. WebGL is an open source creative commons graphics library which was developed to allow OpenGL to work in your web browser. Developers of all stripes are flocking to create awesome games that operate with hardware accelerated quality and speed from your own web browser. No longer do you have to lug your console gaming system to and fro or from house to house. WebGL brings the quality you've come to expect from console gaming without the need for any extra elaborate hardware or equipment.
With WebGL, you will be able to play games such as the original Grand Theft Auto and older versions of Assassin's Creed that have made a comeback without the need to refurbish old gaming systems like the first PlayStation or the original Xbox. Now you can simply find these games online. WebGL has opened up a world of possibilities for gamers and game developers alike. Though the technology is relatively new, the possibilities are endless and the functionality continues to grow exponentially. You are going to start seeing more games being developed for WebGL, as well as older games making a comeback. Some of the issues concerning the development of software for iOS and Android force developers to develop separately for each platform, even when they're producing the same app or game. WebGL is making some of that obsolete. Moving forward, you're going to see more developers developing for the web because there's less production time and now you can produce these games at the same quality as well.
At AirConsole, what we've done is taken this one step further. You no longer need to buy a separate controller or end up stuck using the mouse and keyboard awkwardly to play a video game. Your mobile device will perfectly emulate whichever game you're trying to play. AirConsole even has an NES emulator and will perfectly reproduce the same NES controller on your smartphone that you remember from your childhood!
We've put a lot of thought into this process, and we wanted to bring back something that had been lost from the video game playing world. Local multiplayer gaming is not obsolete! It's just that video game developers and manufacturers have put more effort into developing online multiplayer games. This means that the development of local multiplayer games have fallen by the wayside. There are a variety of reasons for this, including the fact that console online multiplayer gaming is a relatively new development. While online multiplayer gaming is certainly a cool and new development, and will be sticking around for years to come, it does not need to exist at the expense of all other forms of social gaming. So that was our intent and mission when putting our video game website together. We wanted to create fun new video games that can be enjoyed by friends and family in a social setting.
One of the best things about AirConsole is that you can take it with you wherever you go. You and your friends are sitting around at a dinner party or some other similar situation, and you are all trying to figure out what you want to do.
Someone says “Hey, has anyone ever played Cards and Humanity?”
Someone else says, “Yeah! That game is great! I love that game!”
The host of the party says, “Wait, don’t we need to buy the cards or the game in a store first?”
Then you can chime in with, “Not at all! This is the free, online version of the game. We can start playing now!”
And just like that, you're all playing Cards and Humanity online on AirConsole and having a great time. The host does not have to come up with other lame suggestions nor feel the pain and humiliation of not having the one game everyone wanted to play. No one at the party has to worry about having to remember to bring the deck of cards, or feel stupid about forgetting to bring them. All anyone ever needs is a mobile device and a computer, and you’ll be on your way playing a moment later.
Impromptu gatherings have never been easier to handle, especially for college students who expect a high volume of social traffic in their general vicinity. Dorm life on the weekends has never been more enjoyable. A few friends pop by your room. While everyone is catching up, you decide you all want something new and fun to do. It suddenly becomes a full blown social occasion. That's the perfect time to play AirConsole's Cards and Humanity.
If you’re on the job and office politics has gotten everyone down, then a little game of Cards and Humanity might just be the very thing you're looking for to ease all that tension in the office. It’s great for the breakroom, an office holiday party, or an after-work bar activity to blow off a little steam after a hard day. As long as everyone, including the boss, has a sense of humor!
5. How does AirConsole's Cards and Humanity differ from the other popular card game?
The answer to this question is: only superficially. The game is nearly identical in every conceivable way to its progenitor. In the original rules, each player needs to take a turn being the “Card Czar” every single round. Depending on the turn, everyone would read off of the black card to the group. The group would then answer the question or fill in the blank with their own cards. The Card Czar then chooses which response was the best. It made more sense for us when developing Cards and Humanity online to eliminate the role of Card Czar altogether. This allows Stugard Theloneous Billingsley III, the Cards and Humanity's narrator, to read the prompt to you. Instead of the dictatorial regime of the Czar, we decided on the more democratic process of allowing each player to vote on his or her favorite response. The response with the most votes was then awarded with an Awesome Point.
The rest of the game is roughly identical. Players collect their “Awesome Points” when they win a round and their response is chosen among all contestants for being the most awesome. Everyone enjoys collecting their Awesome Points and seeing who can gain the most throughout the game. Players can still double down on a bet, wagering one of their awesome points, and you're still allowed to use your awesome points for other various expenditures as well, such as ditching all your cards for some new ones.
Beyond that, there isn't really any obvious difference between the original game and AirConsole's Cards and Humanity other than the fact that there are literally no physical cards whatsoever, and the fact that everything is played using mobile devices and a screen.
But we didn't really want to make just another online version of the original game. We wanted to spice it up a bit using what we know how to do best. That would be the inclusion of cool video game effects. So one of the cool new features we added was Stugard Theloneous Billingsley III.
Also, while the game is being played, we took the time out of our busy schedules to add to some background elevator music that is sure leave everyone feeling like a [gentle caress of the inner thigh].
6. That's awesome! What other video games do you have?
While Cards and Humanity may be the best pure drinking and party game ever invented, it is certainly not the only one that can be enjoyed on AirConsole by you and your friends while you're having a good time. AirConsole offers a large selection of awesome games that are meant to be enjoyed at parties or other social gatherings.
If you're looking for something new with us, you can always try Karaoke. Yes, Karaoke! AirConsole has a fully functional Karaoke system which completely removes the need for any expensive karaoke machines, microphones, or a large scale speaker system. There's no need to go to the bar either, so both your friends and your wallet will thank you for providing everyone with a good time at a reduced rate. Now you don't have to worry about strangers booing you off the stage. You can have your friends do that for you instead. If you want, you can even record yourself singing along so that everyone will know just how awesome you truly are, even if they don't remember your amazing performance!
You might also be interested in trying Quiz. One of the cool things you have probably seen more and more are trivia nights at bars for folks who want to show off their brain power (ie: useless knowledge). The coolest thing about Quiz is that players can actually make up their own quizzes. This is an awesome game for parties and get-togethers.
If you're interested in a sports style party game, AirConsole also features a game called ClusterPuck 99 that you can play with up to 8 people. There are several “nets” situated about the arena, and your job is to get the puck into the net. You and your companions split off into teams, and while the rules are similar to hockey, the arenas are far more elaborate, and the best part is, there are more than 10 of them to choose from.
If you're interested in a strategy and deception style game, you and your friends may be interested in checking out Simoria. It's a card based game where each player is assigned a secret identity, either Simorian or Rebel. During every round, a team leader is selected and the team leader can choose other players to be on his team. If you are a Simorian, you must choose conquest success, but rebels can either choose conquest success or sabotage. The trick is figuring out who is a rebel and who is a Simorian. It's a game based on strategy and cunning. The goal is to accumulate as many conquered planets as possible. The first person up to three wins!
7. Why Choose AirConsole
AirConsole provides you with easy access to a wide variety of different games and ways to play them. While they are mostly geared to be enjoyed at parties and with friends, there are some games which you can play alone. For instance, you may be longing for the old days of your youth, when you spent countless hours in front of your television set playing with your Nintendo Entertainment System until your mom called you in for dinner. You can relive the glory of past conquests, either alone or with a companion. Even some of our multiplayer games offer single player options, so the possibilities are endless when playing with AirConsole. We have a lot of exciting new developers creating games for our platform, so you will see new options popping up all the time. It’s never been easier to take the fun everywhere you go. All you need is a few friends, some mobile devices, and a screen with an internet connection, and voila, you're all set up with AirConsole.
No one needs to provide their credit card number, and there is never any fee associated with playing our video games. There's no software to install. There's no hardware that you need to buy. It's simply you, your phones, and your smart TV or computer. The smartphone is the controller. Your screen is the console.
Try setting it up in your home today to see for yourself. You can also set it up at work or at a friend's house. If you have any children, kids will enjoy the arcade style games. Siblings can battle it out in front of the screen and have just as much fun as you and your friends. It’s a perfect indoor activity for when it’s raining or snowing outside since you only need a couple of screens to get started.
Board games and card games have been a source of social pleasure since before the invention of sliced bread. In fact, sliced bread was the best thing since social gaming. The benefits of enjoying our games with friends and family include:
 [“lower blood sugar”]
 [“decreased risk of heart disease”]
 [“sexy pillow fights”]
 [“Lance Armstrong's missing testicle”]
(Don’t you just love these cards?) Not only will you get to socialize with your compadres, but recent medical science has actually proven that video games increase blood flow to your brain while also allowing you to [feed Rosie O'Donnell]. Now, what can possibly be better than that? Not only do video games improve hand-eye coordination, but they also improve memory, just by relaxing and having a good time.
So if you're looking for a fun way to socialize with your friends, but don't feel like spending a huge amount of money just for one big board game that you have to lug around with you every time you want to transport it, then what you're looking for is clearly AirConsole.
We provide awesome party games which are geared toward local multiplayer shenanigans free of charge. Your friends will thank you. Your spouse will thank you. People you've never personally met before will come up to you just to thank you for introducing them to AirConsole and Cards and Humanity. Everyone will talk about what an amazing time they had committing a [violation of our most basic Human Rights].
There is literally no reason for you not to call everyone you know this very instant and arrange a gathering of the [bowels] to play a friendly game of Cards and Humanity online. There is no fee. This is not a “free trial.” This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play Cards and Humanity in a new and most convenient way, while simultaneously giving yourself access to some of the coolest new and old video games ever invented. If you're not ten times happier than you were yesterday after playing AirConsole and Cards and Humanity, we promise to give you 100% of your money back.