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Cats have truly taken over with this fun parody of the popular Cards Against Humanity game (you know, “the party game for horrible people”), This one is an unofficial expansion pack for the original game. It features 36 cards (27 white and nine black).
If you’ve played the original game before, you know that each black card features a question or statement with a blank space. The white cards feature possible answers to fill in the blank. Here’s a fun example: On my tedious journey toward the litter box, I decided to _____ instead. Possible answers: pee on the things you love; do hot laps around the house at 3 a.m.; enjoy the empty cardboard box from stuff my human bought me that I’ll never play with — ever.
The project was created by a small group of designers who were trying to raise funds for the rescue group. One of them, Daniel Mariano, told me that while playing a game of Cards Against Humanity with some of the volunteers at SOXrescue, he and executive director Melanie Juarez were discussing how fun it would be to have cards about cats for the game. And the idea was born.
All profits goes toward saving the lives of homeless and sick cats in California. Each deck sold supports SOXrescue’s no-kill shelter initiatives within Kern, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties — adoption program, TNR project, and emergency medical/disaster relief funds.
To date, the project has sold and fulfilled more than 8,000 orders and has already helped SOXrescue in moving into its first brick and mortar, along with some needed medical equipment.
“They key thing out of all of this is that we’re able to save more lives and make an impact in reducing the euthanasia rates in Kern County, California,” Daniel said.