Cards Against Humanity Custom Camping Set

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:

  1. 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)
  2. The cards aren’t waterproof – when you’re out in nature, things get wet and dirty
  3. 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.

Will Martin is an energy analyst and expert on peak oil and alternative currencies. He is an MBA graduate of Cornell University, where he was a Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow and concentrated on studying sustainability in business through the school’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise. Prior to his MBA, Will worked in the energy industry, living in Singapore, Houston and Dubai. Will is a recipient of the 2012 “Pioneer Award” from the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO-USA). He currently works as a carbon trading commercial adviser in the San Francisco Bay Area. Will is a bitcoin enthusiast and in 2014 published the book “Anonymous Cryptocurrencies,” which became a #1 best seller in 3 Amazon categories and was the first book to be sold on a decentralized marketplace.