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Doctor Who thing: Cards Against Gallifrey, a game for horrible Time Lords (and fans)

I’d never heard about the party card game Cards Against Humanity before this morning, when readers Martin and Jay emailed me to let me know about a Doctor Who version.

So I had to educate myself. This what I learned:

Cards Against Humanity is “a free party game for horrible people.” (I am horrible, but I don’t generally go to parties, which is probably why I hadn’t heard of this game before.) More:

Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.

The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card.

Like this:

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Cards Against Humanity is available for free under Creative Commons, or you can buy the basic set and the expansions directly from them. See Cards Against Humanity for more info.

The game’s Creative Commons license allows anyone to do whatever they want with the game as long as they’re not making money from it, and so naturally some horrible Doctor Who fans have adapted the game for their own evil purposes. The horrible fans are from the group Conventional Improv (via io9), and you can see some sample cards at their imgur. And you can download the entire Cards Against Gallifrey set here (you need to print them out yourself in order to play the game, obviously).

Some combinations that I particularly like:

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Have some sick fun, horrible people.

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)


  • Misty

    Are you not able to buy the (Gallifrey) expansion?
    Are you ONLY able to download and print it?

  • Yes.

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