The good folks over at Card Against Humanity are no slouches when it comes to selling card games. First, they use one of the most kick-ass Kickstarter campaigns in living memory to propel their game to the coveted top spot on Amazon’s Toys and Games category. Then they kept it there with a string of great expansion packs and limited edition add-ons.
We’ve been loving the cheeky promos too. Who can forgot 2013’s Black Friday “anti-sale” where they actually raised the price five bucks on the biggest shopping day of the year? Or last year’s crazy poop promotion that even got them a mention in Time (http://time.com/3634443/cards-against-humanity-poop-black-friday/)?
But here’s the thing. They’ve done all that without officially making the game available to buy in stores anywhere. And even online it’s still only available in a strictly limited set of countries. Max Temkin, the genius behind it all, even went as far as saying that they have no plans to sell it in shops because he doesn’t want to “cheapen their brand”.
Now that’s all well and good for Mr. Max but what if you want to buy it in a shop? What if you find yourself say in downtown Manhattan, in a hurry, and need to get your hands on a copy real fast?
Let’s say you want to pick up a copy of Cards Against Humanity: Fifth Expansion. Usually you’ve got two, and only two, options. Either you head on over to Amazon or the Cards Against Humanity site and order a copy or you download the PDF and print it out yourself. All fine if you have some time on your hands.
You might prefer to get Card Against Humanity retail though for several reasons. Maybe you want it as a gift for somebody and need it wrapped in-store. Or you’re in a desperate hurry because you told your buddy you’d bring it over to his house for games night tonight and totally forgot to order it. That’s how people end up panicking and typing “where can I buy cards against humanity nyc” into their phone. Well panic no more. The truth is Cards Against Humanity is available to buy offline if you know where to look.
The answer to your dilemma is none other than the venerable Strand Books, one of the few retail outlets to actually stock the game. There’s rumours of branches of Urban Outfitters carrying it too so check there if you’re stuck. And if all else fails, there’s always that one-hour Amazon delivery special or the local print shop!