‘Cards Against Humanity’ raises $70,000 for Wikipedia

Cards Against HumanityCards Against Humanity, the adults-only party game that got its start thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign at the beginning of 2011, has closed out 2012 with a $70,000 payment to the Wikimedia Foundation to ensure the continuation of Wikipedia as a free online resource.

The game,  described by its makers as “as despicable and awkward as you and your friends,” allows players to choose their preferred answer to a question chosen by “answer cards,” with the questions relatively benign and pop-culture savvy (“What’s my anti-drug?” or “What’s the most emo?” being two examples) and the answer options being … somewhat less polite (“Scrotal frostbite,” “Smegma” and “The profoundly handicapped” are some options from which to choose). Created by a group of friends at a New Year’s Eve party, the game’s Kickstarter campaign had raised $15,570 – almost four times the original target of $4000 – thus a legend, or at least a successful new party game, was born.

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