Released in 2011, Cards Against Humanity has long been a favourite for those who enjoy borderline offensive party games. If you've never heard of it, essentially you fill in the blanks of a statement to create an answer which gets the most laughs (or cringes) from those who you're playing with. While it's not a great choice to play at a family party, with the right crowd it can be pretty hilarious.
Since its inception, Cards Against Humanity has offered a myriad of expansion packs, designed to help boost or even personalise your game-playing experience. And now an Etsy store is offering a Cards Against Humanity pack inspired by everyone's favourite fictional paper company - Dunder Mifflin. For those not in the know, that refers to the much-loved NBC sitcom The Office. Fans of the show will absolutely love the inside jokes the cards offer. Plus, since the show ended in 2013, these cards provide a much-needed trip down memory lane.
If you're a fan of party games, it's likely you'll have heard of Cards Against Humanity.
via: ShutterstockThe game, launched in May 2011, is designed to be an attack on political correctness. The more offensive and shocking your answer, the better.
Here are a selection of the classic cards.When playing, the dealer reveals a black card. All players must then select one of their white cards which gives the sentence the funniest, more outrageous meaning.
Results can be pretty hilarious.
Some can be hit a little closer to home.
Although sometimes things don't go according to plan.It's a terrible disappointment when you're eagerly anticipating the big laughs your answer is going to get, only for the dealer to read yours out and be met with... total silence.
Even so, the game is a very fun way to pass the time.Although perhaps it's best avoided if you're playing with someone who's easily offended. Offence, if you hadn't already guessed is basically the name of the game here.
The Office is one of NBC's best loves sitcoms.It was on from 2005 to 2013, and is still available on a variety of streaming sites. This means, even though it has ended, it's never really left the cultural zeitgeist.
Here are a few of its stars hanging out in 2005.
via: ShutterstockFrom left to right, we have John Krasinksi, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson and BJ Novak. They played Jim Halpert, Pam Beesly, Dwight Shrute and Ryan the temp, respectively.
Some fans don't know that The Office was actually a remake.It's based on the British BBC series of the same name, which premiered in 2001 and starred Ricky Gervais.
The show gained a cult following.
The struggle is real #TheOffice https://t.co/jEtHpDU9SA— Baby Charlotte (@Baby Charlotte)1515075433.0
People absolutely love the show.
The Office theme song is the most uplifting piece of music ever recorded— Noah (@Noah)1516073585.0
Its high-quality humour is one of the reasons for its ongoing popularity.
The show also has a surprisingly sweet core.The relationships between the different Office characters could warm anyone's heart. The show is a perfect balance of cringe-inducingly funny and touchingly moving.
There are certain scenes from The Office which will never get old.
My mom is talking about taking a pot of chili to my grandma's house and all I can think of is Kevin from The Office https://t.co/gFAydqhxx2— Rebeca with one C (@Rebeca with one C)1482369359.0
The inside jokes from the show still strike a chord today.
Should I try to go in? https://t.co/HDpPqzA0by— Jenna Fischer (@Jenna Fischer)1486420352.0
In fact, the whole cast is worth a Twitter follow.
@mindykaling @bjnovak @SteveCarell Oh hey guys. I don't mind the bullying. Thinking of you guys too. Best, p— Paul Lieberstein (@Paul Lieberstein)1374259358.0
The show is bursting at the seams with inside jokes.Here, Jim complains about Dwight throwing the most depressing birthday party imaginable - complete with brown and grey deflated balloons and that iconic "banner."
It's also eminently quotable.Michael Scott, the boss, is pictured here about to jump off the office building to prove a point to his co-workers.
The Office has also given us some of the most iconic reaction GIFs out there.This eye roll, by long suffering salesman Stanley, is the perfect response to a wide variety of annoying situations.
Another reason for the show's ongoing popularity?
Anyway, enough of the trip down memory lane.
The Office Has Its Own Cards Against Humanity Expansion Pack And We Need It Now https://t.co/9WVEptBgZX— Mikhail (@Mikhail)1546911562.0
People were pretty excited by the news.New Office content after all these years? In an interactive form? With bonus offensive humour? Where do we sign up?
We can't wait to get our hands on the set.
Take my money https://t.co/sR3vKYIKzy— Tamsin Everitt (@Tamsin Everitt)1546971338.0
The set is called Cards Against The Office.
Oh my god there’s a cards against humanity The Office version.....#ineedthisinmylife https://t.co/sDq0t3kRTl— Erica (@Erica)1546888819.0
According to one review, it's definitely worth a purchase.
We all have that one friend that we're a bit worried to play with, don't we? https://t.co/s9EnYUu5bU— Lovin Turks and Caicos (@Lovin Turks and Caicos)1546607411.0
We can't wait to play.If Cards Against Humanity is funny, and The Office is funny, then the two combined must be funny, right?
We're so curious as to what other Office storylines the set includes.We've got our finger's crossed that there's a reference to Michael, Dwight and Andy's short-lived love affair with parkour.
Or perhaps one of the disastrous office Christmas parties.There's one Christmas episode in almost every series of The Office, each more excruciating yet hysterical than the last.
There's only one problem.The set is currently sold out on the Etsy store. What are we supposed to do now??
Well, the only thing we can do.Patiently wait, refreshing the page once in a while, until the set is back up and available for purchase. Here's an accurate depiction of what that moment will be like.
Here are some of our favourite cards.
via: Giraffe King GamesAlongside the Etsy Store, we've tracked them down for US shoppers at Giraffe King Games. This selection of jokes about everyone's favourite Assistant (to the) Regional Manager certainly brought a smile to our faces.
As did these answers.
via: Giraffe King GamesThe Michael / Toby "relationship" (or lack thereof) is one of the longest-running Office gags. Plus, any reference to Meredith's casual Friday outfit is basically a guaranteed laugh.
Here are a selection of the white, "answer" cards.
via: Giraffe King GamesSome of them even contain pictures - like Kevin's infamous chilli spill, or that cringe-inducing to the point of unwatchable moment when Toby absent-mindedly gropes Pam's knee. We're getting shivers just thinking about it.
Here are some of the black, "prompt" cards.
via: Giraffe King GamesWhat's particularly great about the set is that it encapsulates great moments across the show's nine seasons. The Jim-jello prank is from (believe it or not) the very first episode.
We also noticed something pretty exciting on the site.
via: Giraffe King GamesThere's a dedicated page for your own card suggestions! That way, if the set is missing your personal favourite Office moment, you can get in contact with the card's creators directly. This basically means the possibilities for this game actually are endless.