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Cards Against Humanity Finally Addresses Allegations

Cards Against Humanity

After a prolonged silence, the Cards Against Humanity leadership has spoken about allegations against the company and co-founder Max Temkin. In the statement, they say Temkins is no longer with the company but do not mention if he is still financially tied to the company and benefits from them. They also list numerous other steps they’re taking after revelations.

You can read their full statement and a puff interview with another site. Itself has numerous… issues. Their main statement is below:

Starting on June 6, several of our former employees posted reports on social media about a toxic work environment in our Chicago office. Many of them centered on one of our eight co-founders, Max Temkin, who led that office. We immediately began an internal investigation, and on June 9, we made the following commitments to our staff:

  • Max Temkin stepped down and no longer has any active role at Cards Against Humanity, effective that day.
  • We’re hiring a specialist firm to review and improve all HR, hiring, and management practices at the company. Our goal is to make these practices more inclusive, transparent, and equitable.
  • An outside organization will lead workplace training for all partners and employees of Cards Against Humanity, focusing on communication and unconscious bias at work.

As Cards Against Humanity rapidly grew from a hobby project in our parents’ basements to a company with 18 full-time employees, we made a lot of mistakes. We want to apologize to employees who were unheard or disrespected in our office. We are truly sorry. We also want to state unequivocally that we condemn harassment of anyone who has posted stories about their experiences at Cards Against Humanity.

In the interest of transparency, we are now sharing our complete responses to a series of questions we received via email from a reporter at Polygon regarding our company and the accounts on social media. Some of these accounts are true, others are not, and a few we are continuing to investigate.

We are committed to rebuilding a workplace that the partners and staff can be proud of. It is our responsibility to see this through.

Josh, Daniel, Eli, Ben, David M., David P.
Active Co-Founders, Cards Against Humanity

ReedPop Breaks Ties with Cards Against Humanity after Max Temkin Allegations

ReedPop has announced that they would no longer be working with Cards Against Humanity (CAH) at C2E2 after allegations about an abusive environment towards women at CAH office and by CAH co-founder Max Temkin. The convention company released the below statement:

The company’s culture is described as one of workplace “abuse and gaslighting” by those who have worked there.

Earlier this month, Theresa Stewart spoke up on Twitter describing the toxic environment at the company. It’s a very interesting thread with lots of examples as well as screenshots of discussions as proof of her experiences.

Others have spoken up about wanting to write cards about being people of color but were denied as well as calling out abusers and punching up at rape culture but couldn’t due to past accusations against the company’s co-founder Max Temkin. This isn’t the first allegation against him. Temkin in 2014 was accused of rape that happened in 2004 while attending Goucher College.

Another former employee was told that if she continued dating a person Temkin’s friend had a crush on they’d be fired. Temkin’s exerted further control in the office and other employees regarding the former employee’s dating and social life. It paints a picture of an unprofessional and controlling environment.

The company through the years have draped themselves in worthy causes and been a darling of the gaming scene. Most recently the company game away free meals and bottled water at the Chicago Board Game Cafe of which Temkin is an owner. It’s unknown where things will go from here and Temkin and CAH have been silent since these latest allegations came out earlier this month. The company’s name feels so appropriate after reading all of these accounts and allegations.

We stand with these brave individuals and this behavior has no place in the gaming industry.

Cards Against Humanity are Saving America

The folks behind Cards Against Humanity are at it again and this time they’ve got the goal of saving America in mind. After initially saying they wouldn’t be doing another holiday promotion the company has reversed course with a new program that includes six surprises for $15 to be mailed through the month of December. The new offering has already sold out but that’s not really the news.

In the announcement of this new promotion, they have also revealed that they have purchased a plot of vacant land on the proposed border wall along the border of the United States and Mexico and have hired a law firm to make it difficult to get the wall built.

An the page they state:

Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans. He is so afraid that he wants to build a twenty-billion dollar wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing. 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.

On Day 1, all Cards Against Humanity Saves America recipients will get an illustrated map of the land, a certificate of our promise to fight the wall, some new cards, and a few other surprises.

Cards Against Humanity are saving America from “injustice, lies, racism, the whole enchilada.”

Cards Against Humanity Welcomes You to College

Cards against Humanity has announced a new expansion “the College Pack” which brings 30 new cards to the game and doesn’t leave you with crippling debt.

The College Pack is available on its own and also available for a limited time in a new Back to School Bundle, which also includes a sexy dorm poster, a condom, and the latest edition of Cards Against Humanity.

Cards Against Humanity now has version 2.0 which has replaced hundreds of old cards with sure to be new classics such as “Eating a hard boiled egg out of my husband’s asshole.” Maybe it’s time for an upgrade?

Both versions of the new expansion are available as well as version 2.0 of the game.

Cards Against Humanity Gets Political with Clinton and Trump Packs

The Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Cards Against Humanity packs were part of the gift bag at the Concert Against Humanity held by the Cards Against Humanity folks at Gen Con. The two packs are being released to the public as of today and encourages individuals to vote with their dollar for the candidate they support.

Each pack costs $4 and contains 15 cards about the two public figures vying to be elected the 45th President of the United States this November.

Cards Against Humanity has said that they are counting this as votes and when that voting ends they’ll tally up the sales and donate all of the money to Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. They’re running a live total so you can see how much as been purchased for each pack.

You can get yours now.

CAH Clinton Trump

Gen Con 2015: Cards Against Humanity Launches Desperate Bid for Attention

chi-cards-against-humanity-stem-bsi-photos-201-002The Cards Against Humanity folks have had one of the hottest tables at Gen Con the past few years, selling out of their product in a matter of two days, leaving them with not a whole lot to do. Well, the folks behind the game have decided to take a different route for this year’s convention, hosting a concert/variety show dubbed Concert Against Humanity.

We’ll be at the concert, relaxing after a crazy day on the show floor…. because why not.

Below is their press announcement, because lets face it, it’s kind of idiotic to mess with perfection.

Chicago – Popular card game Cards Against Humanity announced this morning that they will be hosting a concert and comedy show during Gen Con this year, with live performances by Molly Lewis, The Doubleclicks, Paul and Storm, Cameron Esposito, Kumail Nanjiani, and more.

The concert, which will take place Friday, July 31st at the Murat, Indianapolis’s largest theater, is expected to sell out.

Tickets start at $40 and are available now at ConcertAgainstHumanity.com.

Cards Against Humanity co-creator Eli Halpern said, “Everyone attending Gen Con has already purchased and become bored of our game. Instead of exhibiting at the convention, we’re going to try this desperate bid for attention.”

The concert will feature musical performances from Molly Lewis, The Doubleclicks, and Paul and Storm, readings from authors John Scalzi and Patrick Rothfuss, and stand up sets from Cameron Esposito (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Adventure Time) and Kumail Nanjiani (The Meltdown, Silicon Valley). “The concert will be amazing, we’ve got a lot of great performers,” said Cards Against Humanity events manager Trin Garritano. “For a few hours you can pretend you’re someone who actually has fun on a Friday night.”

Bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss said, “I was scheduled to finish The Doors of Stone that weekend, but I’ve actually cleared my calendar for this incredible show.” When reached for comment, John Scalzi said, “I’m doing what now?”

All attendees of the concert will receive a swag bag with show exclusives and new products from Cards Against Humanity, the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Magic: The Gathering, Fluxx, Greater Than Games, and Maxistentialism.

“If there’s one thing I know about conventions it’s that grown men and women go insane for branded garbage,” Halpern said. “I’m told we have a lot of branded garbage for you.”

The Chicago-based card game is known for their extravagant stunts, including buying a private island and giving a square foot of it away to 250,000 fans, forming a full-ride scholarship for women studying science, and executing a hostage every hour on the hour until U.S. President Barack Obama purchased a copy of their game on live national television.

Cards Against Humanity Launches a STEM education scholarship for women

chi-cards-against-humanity-stem-bsi-photos-201-001This Monday Cards Against Humanity launched their sixth expansion as well as a special new “Science Pack.” The “Science Pack” has 23 new white cards and 7 black cards. What’s really special is that all profits for to a new Cards Against Humanity Science Ambassador Scholarship.

The new scholarship provides a full-ride for women seeking undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The “Science Pack” is co-authored with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’s Zach Weinersmith and Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait. The pack is available for $10 at CardsAgainstHumanity.com and as of this posting over $196,000 has been raised.

chi-cards-against-humanity-stem-bsi-photos-201-002Similar charity packs released by Cards Against Humanity have raised nearly $2 million for non-profits like the Wikimedia Foundation, the Sunlight Foundation, and DonorsChoose.org, where Cards Against Humanity has funded over 12,500 teacher projects in high-poverty classrooms across the United States.

Scholarship applications will be reviewed by a board of over forty women who hold higher degrees and work professionally in science, including representatives from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, the Smithsonian Institution, the Adler Planetarium, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as TED, NSF, Huxley, and Hubble fellows.

Applications will be opened to the public for the fall 2016 school year. Applicants can be in high school or college, and must identify as women in a way that’s significant to them. Recipients of the Cards Against Humanity Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years. Students can sign up to be notified when applications are open at ScienceAmbassadorScholarship.org.