What is Cards Against Humanity Black Friday 2019 Prank?
Cards Against Humanity plays a creative prank on Black Friday shoppers every year on the day after Thanksgiving. Ever since we created our “Cards Against Humanity for Parents” card game, we’ve been wondering one question:
What will Cards Against Humanity ask us to buy for Black Friday?
CAH has fun expansion card games to make us laugh, redesigned into three color-coded boxes:
- The Red Box contains the same 300 cards (230 white and 70 black) that used to be in the First, Second, and Third Expansions.
- The Blue Box has the same 300 cards (220 white and 80 black) that used to be in the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Expansions.
- The Green Box comes with 300 totally new cards (245 white and 55 black) to mix into your game .
With these three expansion packs for sale on Amazon, we don’t think CAH will have another card pack for this Black Friday, but they will look to do a promotion like last year’s purchase of land on the US/Mexican border in order to stop Trump from building his wall.
What stunt do you think CAH will do in 2019?
What could be in the mind of CAH co-creator Max Temkin and his team of 10 co-founders? How are they going to prank us in 2019? Who is going to give them money no matter how crazy their idea? We are just as curious as you are!
To help you think about the Cards Against Humanity Black Friday 2019 prank, here is a look back a previous Black Friday jokes they’ve played on us all.
Maybe one day KinderPerfect will be so popular that we can have our own kinky KinderPerfect Black Friday Sale.
Cards Against Humanity Black Friday Promotion History
Let’s take a retrospective look at the foolishness CAH played on the rest of us over the years. You have to love their creativity and dedication to the craft of humor. We only wish we had CAH’s chutzpah to deliver such crazy stunts every Black Friday.
Cards Against Humanity Black Friday Sale 2018
For 2018, Cards Against Humanity took its disdain for the capitalistic holiday to an absurd new extreme with a 99% off sale on spectacularly bizarre items like:
- 17th Century Italian Halberd – an actual 8 feet long Renaissance polearm
- Presidential Mahogany Casket – almond velvet interior (unused)
- Original Picasso Lithograph – signed by Picasso and depicts Jean Cocteau.
- LELO “Olga” 24-Karat Gold Dildo – shaped for deep satisfaction, clitoral stimulation.
- Alchemical Rainbow Crystal Harp with Silver Ions – reunfiy vibrational consciousness
“Black Friday probably represents the worst things about our culture,” says Cards Against Humanity co-creator Max Temkin. “It’s this really repulsive consumerist frenzy right after a day about being thankful for what you have. So it’s always seemed like a really good subject for parody to us. It’s really satisfying to see people get the joke and participate in it. And hopefully it brings a smile or a laugh to people on kind of a shitty day.”
Cards Against Humanity Black Friday Fundraiser 2017
Last year, 150,000 people paid Cards Against Humanity $15 to save America with six days of incredible surprises, including:
- Day One, they purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to stop Trump from building his wall.
- Day Two, they launched The Good News Podcast, a daily reminder that not all news is bad.
- Day Three, they redistributed money to people who need it more – 10,000 people got a $15 refund and 100 people got a check for $1,000.
- Day Four, they published a policy paper written by the Chicago Children’s Museum, and partnered with Donor’s Choose to support teachers who are creating alternatives to traditional homework.
- Day Five, they bought fourteen months of scientifically–rigorous monthly public opinion polls, posting their findings each month.
- Day Six, they purchased the naming rights to a minor league baseball stadium in Joliet, Illinois.
Cards Against Humanity Black Friday Prank 2016
In 2016, Cards Against Humanity celebrated Black Friday with a Holiday Hole – a massive hole in the ground for no reason whatsoever. When asked “Where is the hole?” they responded with the sad, and telling, “America. And in our hearts.”
Still, online donors contributed $100,573 to dig a giant hole (that they eventually filled up, for insurance reasons). Who would pay real money to dig a hole? Here is their top donor list – aka the biggest fools ever:
- $1,750 – Robert in Sunnyvale
- $1,003 – OneDollarBob in Baton Rouge
- $1,002 – BlueDriver in Mount Pearl
- $1,001 – TacticalGear in St. Louis
- $977 – JP in Santa Clara
Cards Against Humanity Black Friday Prank 2015
In 2015, Cards Against Humanity offered people the ability to buy absolutely nothing for $5. And yes, 11,248 people gave them $5. Even more shocking, 1,199 people gave them more than $5 by filling out the form more than once. One enthusiastic fan of the card game even went so far as to give them $100 for nothing. Cards Against Humanity made a windfall profit of $71,145.
The CAH staff spent the money on themselves – buying fun things from a Macbook Pro to a gold vibrator and lube – and donated to causes they cared about. We love that they were transparent with the money that American consumers game them for absolutely nothing.
Cards Against Humanity Black Friday Stunt 2014
In 2014, CAH went to a farm in Texas and bought enough pasteurized bullshit to package it into 30,000 boxes of poop, which they sold for $6. And game co-creator Max Temkin says all of the made-in-America bullshit was sold out in less than two hours. And then an aftermarket sprang up on eBay with people selling their “Bullshit” packages at a 600% markup.
Now it wasn’t all for naught. CAH did make 20 cents on each $6 box of bullshit and they donated the profits to Heifer International, a charity that providing livestock to poor people to eradicate poverty and hunger.
Cards Against Humanity Black Friday Prank 2013
In 2013, CAH co-creator Max Temkin thought to himself that anyone can do a sale for Black Friday, so what could CAH do that is different? How about raising prices by $5? Yep, that’s exactly what they did. They raised the price of CAH from $25 to $30 on Amazon.
The result? They sold more games than usual on Black Friday, maintaining their lead as the most popular card game in America, and saw a nice sales lift on “Regret Saturday” from people who were waiting to buy the game until it came back down in price.
Cards Against Humanity Black Friday Promotion 2012
In 2012, CAH didn’t do a Black Friday prank. Instead they issued a “pay-what-you-want” Holiday Pack of 30 vaguely holiday-themed cards. People gave about $3.75 on average for the expansion pack, with CAH donating over $70,000 in profits to the Wikimedia Foundation.
In 2013, they did a promotion called 12 Days of Holiday Bullshit, sending out 12 tiny presents over 12 days to 100,000 people, including a lump of coal and a card with the buyer’s name on it. The profits from that 30-card expansion pack went to DonorsChoose.
In 2014, CAH did a promo called 10 Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa and sent 11 presents to 250,000 people, including miracle fruit and 1 square foot of a private island they bought called Hawaii 2. The 30 cards raised $250,000 for the Sunlight Foundation.