Cards Against Humanity Bought Border Land to Screw with Trump's Wall Plans
The game's newest promotion promises to deliver six "America-saving surprises."
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If you're a left-leaning bro who thinks Cards Against Humanity is a rollicking good time (who doesn’t love making their conservative relatives say, "During sex, I like to think about Dick Cheney?"), you’ll probably get a kick out of the game's latest marketing prank.
The game seems to be stepping up its marketing gimmicks from the time it asked people to vote on whether or not it should slice up a Picasso painting. The game's new promotion, Cards Against Humanity Saves America, promises six "America-saving surprises" for the low, low price of $15. First order of business: fucking up Trump’s border wall.
"Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans," the website says. "So we’ve purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built."
The promotion, which has already sold out all 150,000 slots, will send surprise gifts throughout December to everyone who contributed, starting with "a certificate of our promise to fight the wall." According to the website, customers will also receive new cards, along with some other democracy-saving gifts delivered to their doorstep.
This is really the first time the "party game for horrible people" has made a real effort to weigh in on the political conversation, considering its Cards Against Humanity for Her was exactly the same as the original game, but pink and cost $5 more. Trolling Trump's border wall is a considerable leap from its Cards Against Silicon Valley game, which just added cards like "understated sexism" and "Nintendo-based drinking games."
It's not clear if a card game will actually be able to come between the president and his plans for a "great wall," especially considering Congress has already done a pretty good job of that already. In any case, Cards Against Humanity can still provide plenty of fed-up Americans with some kind of catharsis, allowing them to laugh at phrases like "Donald Trump's latest Twitter war was with Helen Keller in a pussy hat" or whatever.
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