Cards against humanity is one of the best party games around – and one of the best games to play with friends when you’re out in the wilderness.
However, there are numerous problems if you want to take these cards on a backpacking trip:
- The cards are heavy – if you carry all 854 cards with you (from all the expansion packs) it would weigh over 1.5 kilograms (3.3 lbs)! (assuming each card weighs 1.8 grams)
- The cards aren’t waterproof – when you’re out in nature, things get wet and dirty
- The selection is limited – 854 cards sounds like a lot, but once you’ve played the game a few times, it quickly starts repeating itself
So I decided to use my excel wizardry to come up with a solution and create a set of mini waterproof cards against humanity cards.
I added in all of the original cards, all of the expansion pack cards, all of the cards from the Board Game Geeks forum as well as some of my own ideas to increase the number of cards from 854 to 1643.
The final result can be put in a ziplock bag and takes up significantly less room than the original cards while also being waterproof:
For anyone who wants to create their own set, here are the directions:
Step 1: Buy some waterproof paper
Step 2: Download my excel spreadsheet: cards-against-humanity-custom-camping-set.xlsx
Step 3: Find a laser printer – not an inkjet printer (inkjet won’t be waterproof)
Step 4: Print out each tab of the excel workbook (except for the first two tabs) double-sided on the waterproof paper
Step 5: Cut your cards out
Step 6: ???
Step 7: Profit
Just like the original CAH, I’m releasing this workbook under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) license.