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- How To Print The Cards In The Best Possible Way?
- Download the pack you want to print.
- If you’re not printing them at home, make sure to go to the best printing place.
- After choosing the place, make sure you pay attention to the paper.
- If printing them at home, glue the printed paper in cardboard.
- You can choose if you want to print the cards in small or large versions.
- After dealing with printing the cards, be careful while cutting them.
- Make a box to place the cards
- All Bad Cards
- Printing The Blank Cards: Personalizing The Cards
How To Print The Cards In The Best Possible Way?
Besides the main game, we also gave you the PDFs of some extra packs. But, how do we print them correctly? Aghh… The struggle is real! No worries, we’ll help you out, here are some tips & steps to follow:
Download the pack you want to print.
Since there are many options, firstly you pick the edition/ expansion you need & want to print, or if you want, you can print them all.
Even though most of the time you can print the cards directly from the page, we recommend you download it, to avoid possible errors, because honestly, they can be tricky sometimes!
If you’re not printing them at home, make sure to go to the best printing place.
Obviously, this is the most important detail. If printing goes wrong, what’s the point? I mean, if the text is all blurred, some letters can’t even be read, or the black isn’t really black, umm.. It isn’t that fun anymore.
We personally prefer printim them at a photocopy place, because you know, they’re professionists and there are more choices about the paper, color, and much more. Anyways, if you’re good at printing stuff, there’s no problem with printing them at your local printer, just know that you should be really precise.
After choosing the place, make sure you pay attention to the paper
If you haven’t thought of it, here’s a question: What paper should the cards be printed on?
Here’s the only correct answer: thick paper, as thicker as possible. Don;t even bother printing them in regular A4 paper, you did nothing! That’s why we told you earlier to be careful what place you choose to print the cards, not all of them have qualitative paper!
Here’s why thick paper is necessary:
- If cards were made in normal paper, they could be torn very easily;
- They would be destroyed even if you poured just some little tea or coffee on them;
- If playing Cards Against Humanity as a drinking game, you never know what can happen to the cards, we don’t wanna lose them!;
- It’s very hard (i’m trying hard to not say impossible) to shuffle the cards if they’re not made with thick paper, I mean, just imagine it!;
- You can’t even keep them in your hands, and I bet we can all agree on that. Some little cards made out of thin paper can’t be handled!
I mean, you don’t want your card to look like this, do you?
The size, the paper, aghh, it just hurts my eyes!
If printing them at home, glue the printed paper in cardboard
Chances are high that most people who have a printer, are supplied only with random paper, and that’s totally understandable. I mean, we only need them for work or to print some documents.
To print the cards as economically as possible, you can place & glue the paper where you have the cards into cardboard, which I bet you all have, a shoe box, a box that is left out from the groceries you bought, or anything you have in your basement… It would be great if you have a white & black cardboard, but if not, any color works.
You can choose if you want to print the cards in small or large versions
Usually, 9 cards per paper means that you’re gonna have the cards in the large version, while, if there are 20 cards in one paper, you’re gonna have the cards in the small version.
One regular card in the game is 63 mm wide and 88 mm tall, or 2.5 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall. Anyways, the size is up to your preferences, good for you there are 2 versions available!
After dealing with printing the cards, be careful while cutting them
Yes, you can mess all that hard work up! Cutting the cards can be really stressful, one small omission, and it’s all gone… You don’t wanna throw them all, do you?
If you’re making them at the copy place, maybe the guys there will help you out and use their tools (if they have good ones).
If not, take the papers with you, and cut them carefully at home, because you know, sit in a comfortable place, clean the table, get a good tool, such as a utility knife, paper or rotary cutter, and oh, of course, a ruler. I mean, if your eye’s an expert on details, you can ignore the ruler, but, just to be sure, use one.
I know you only used rules in school, but c’mon now, you should have one! Well okay, a hardcover notebook works fine!
Make a box to place the cards
I’m not bothering to say ‘if you have a CAH box use it’ and blah blah, because if you had one, you’d probably have the cards as well! I assume you haven’t bought the box without the cards, am I right?
Yes, you can use a random box, just the one you left somewhere after buying your new phone, or any random box, but it just feels different when you have the box that actually fits the game, we know you’re a detailist!
It would be great if you found a black cardboard, and make a cuboid (or whatever shape that is) out of it:
If available, get some adhesive paper and cut out the letters to make Cards Against Humanity, or the respective edition, and stick them in the box.
This is it, you made the box, everything is in their place!
All Bad Cards
№ of players: up to 50.
Level of difficulty: enough to surprise an experienced player and impress a beginner.
All Bad Cards has all the chances to become your favorite online game to play with friends. The first thing you’ll notice is a great interface that perfectly mimics that cheeky feel that only Cards Against Humanity has.
While other websites on our list existed long before it, All Bad Cards was created very recently for people bored at home and looking for new ways to entertain themselves.
In order to start the game, head to the website and click New Game. The site will then ask you to type in your nickname. You’ll get a shareable link to invite other people, and you can also add up to 10 AI players. Once everyone’s ready, click Start to begin the game.
A few more impressive features of this site include the capacity to host a game for up to 50 players, as well as a family-friendly version of Cards Against Humanity (seriously).
The images produced are 1200 dpi, and intended for printing on actual cards from a professional printer. Extra margin is already included to account for bleed.
In my experience the 63 x 88mm, 310 GSM linen finish cards at PrintStudio are the closest match to the CAH cards.
Printing The Blank Cards: Personalizing The Cards
If you’re that creative human, and if you have a good humour sense, it’s your time to shine!
What we like about making the blank pack, is that you can add your own jokes, you can combine stuff from lots of editions and expansions, you can turn it into a themed pack or make it kid-friendly, and honestly, lots of choices…
There’s nothing wrong with using some random white paper you have at home, cutting and writing on them, but, we highly recommend you print the blank cards, because of the details that are written in the corners (such as pick 2 on some cards), and to be honest, they’d feel more like real cards.
So, just download the PDF of blank cards and print as many as you want. The blank cards are usually in white, because we don’t think you have a white pencil at home. Yes, if you want, you can edit the cards and write on them in the PDF (before printing them), or you first print them, and then handwrite, that doesn’t really matter.
This is actually very lovely even if you have the packs, or you printed existing ones, but you want to add some extra cards, or to make an extra pack (you have to follow the same tips as in the previous part to print the blank cards).