Where to Buy Cards Against Humanity In Stores and Online (13 Places)

The creators of Cards Against Humanity proudly market their creation as “a party game for horrible people.” Since its inception, it has quickly become one of the most popular games for parties and gatherings. Unfortunately, Cards Against Humanity is also notoriously known for being difficult to find in stores. Below, we provide information about where to find the game both in-store and online.

How the Game Works

The basic game set for Cards Against Humanity consists of a stack of black cards, each containing a question or fill-in-the-blank statement, and a larger stack of white cards with phrases to be used to fill in the blank(s). A different player acts as “Card Czar” for each round, presenting a black card to the group. Each other player then submits a white card to complete the question or statement, with the goal of evoking the biggest reaction from the group. Once all the suggestions are read aloud, the Card Czar selects the response card they consider to be the best or funniest, and the player who submitted the winning card receives an “awesome point” and is given the black card. The player holding the most black cards at the end of the game is the winner.

The original game set consists of 90 black cards and 460 white cards, and you must purchase this set first in order to have everything you need to play. After releasing the original game, the makers subsequently released six 100-card expansion sets (with the precise number of black and white cards varying from one set to the next). Those six sets have now been combined into two larger boxes: the Red Box (first through third expansions) and the Blue Box (fourth through sixth expansions).

The individual expansions are still available, but will not be sold once the current stock runs out. Once you start expanding your card set, you’ll want the Bigger, Blacker Box, which is basically just a large box with dividers for organizing and storing all your cards (though it does contain a few additional surprises). A Green Box (300 all-new cards) has recently been released, along with novelty sets with themes like Sci-Fi, Geek, 90s Nostalgia, and more.

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Amazon has long been the best online source for Cards Against Humanity, especially for anyone who wants to save on shipping costs, since the game and expansion packs are Prime-eligible. It also sells the game for the same price as the game makers, without any inflation or overhead. As an alternative option, if you want to pay even less, consider downloading the game for free from the Cards Against Humanity website and having the cards printed and cut at a local print shop.

If you prefer to shop in-store so you can play the game immediately, your best option is to check your local Target. It is currently the only national retailer that stocks Cards Against Humanity in stores.

Where to Buy Cards Against Humanity

The creators of the Cards Against Humanity originally did not intend for large-scale retail marketing. In fact, the creators specifically offered the game under a Creative Commons License, meaning that you can actually obtain it for free (see below for instructions on how this works). Even after it became abundantly clear that large numbers of people were eager to purchase the game in its boxed, ready-to-play form, the makers still resisted deals with large retail chains, opting instead for limited retail distribution through local, independent game and novelty shops.

However, in recent years, the company began expanding its retail presence to major online retailers and at least one nationwide chain. Below, we explain where you can find Cards Against Humanity, starting with the best and most accessible options.

Amazon

All volumes are Prime-eligible, so you can get free two-day shipping if you are a Prime member.

  • Original game: $25 plus shipping, if applicable
  • Individual expansions: $10 each plus shipping (available only until current stock sells out)
  • Red, green, and blue boxes: $20 each plus shipping
  • Bigger, blacker box: $15 plus shipping
  • Novelty expansion boxes: $8 to $10 each plus shipping
  • Shop online (paid partner link)

Cards Against Humanity

As mentioned above, if you really want to obtain this game inexpensively, the creators make it easy for you. Because the game is available under a Creative Commons License, you can download a PDF containing all the cards in a ready-to-print-and-cut format. All you have to do is download the PDF and bring it to your local print shop. The makers estimate the cost will be around $10, but you will have to make the trip to the print shop and wait for the cards to be printed and cut. The Cards Against Humanity website also sells the retail, pre-boxed version of each volume, however.

  • Original game: $25 plus shipping
  • Individual expansions: $10 each plus shipping (available only until current stock sells out)
  • Red, green, and blue boxes: $20 each plus shipping
  • Bigger, blacker box: $15 plus shipping
  • Novelty expansion boxes: $5 to $7 each plus shipping
  • Shop online

Target

Currently, Target is the only major national retailer that sells the game in stores, making it the only place where you can stop in and buy the game to play on the same day. You can also buy it on Target.com. If you live near a store but want to buy online, you can choose the ship-to-store option to eliminate shipping fees.

  • Original game: $25 plus shipping if you buy online
  • Individual expansions: $10 each plus shipping (available only until current stock sells out)
  • Red, green, and blue boxes: Not yet available
  • Bigger, blacker box: $20 plus shipping
  • Novelty expansion boxes: $5 and up plus shipping
  • Shop online or find a store

eBay

eBay offers free standard shipping on most Cards Against Humanity products, with two-day shipping available. Shipping costs vary for used items or those made available by third-party sellers.

  • Original game: $28.99 for new; $9.99 for used or third-party, plus shipping
  • Individual expansions: $9.99 to $11.99 each for new; lower costs for used/third-party, plus shipping (limited availability)
  • Red, green, and blue boxes: $25.33 each new
  • Bigger, blacker box: Price varies by seller
  • Novelty expansion boxes: Price varies by seller
  • Shop online

Puzzle Warehouse

Puzzle Warehouse is a physical store in St. Louis, MO. Puzzle Warehouse does not traditionally stock Cards Against Humanity in-store, but the game is available to order from the website. If you live in the St. Louis area, you may want to make a call to see if you can work out a deal to avoid shipping costs.

  • Original game: $29.99 plus shipping
  • Individual expansions: $11.99 each plus shipping (available only until current stock sells out)
  • Red, green, and blue boxes: Not available
  • Bigger, blacker box: Not available
  • Novelty expansion boxes: Not available
  • Shop online

Bonanza.com

  • Original game: $34.49 plus shipping
  • Individual expansions: $14.80 to $19.80 each plus shipping (available only until current stock sells out)
  • Red, green, and blue boxes: Not available
  • Bigger, blacker box: Not available
  • Novelty expansion boxes: Not available
  • Shop online

OZ Game Shop

  • Original game: $68.99 plus shipping
  • Individual expansions: $26.49 to $28.99 each plus shipping (available only until current stock sells out)
  • Red, green, and blue boxes: $51.99 each plus shipping
  • Bigger, blacker box: Pricing information not available
  • Novelty expansion boxes: Pricing information not available
  • Shop online

Walmart.com

Walmart offers a limited Cards Against Humanity product line and thus far has not been able to offer the kind of rock-bottom prices for which the brand is known.

  • Original game: $40.80 plus shipping
  • Individual expansions: $19.74 each plus shipping (available only until current stock sells out)
  • Red, green, and blue boxes: Not available
  • Bigger, blacker box: Not available
  • Novelty expansion boxes: Not available
  • Shop online

Samurai Comics (Phoenix area)

Although most smaller shops that have historically stocked Cards Against Humanity are in a state of transition due to both the repackaging of the original expansion sets and Target’s entry onto the scene, Samurai Comics maintains a constant supply, according to the store’s manager.

  • Original game: $29.99
  • Individual expansions: $19.99 each (available only until current stock sells out)
  • Red, green, and blue boxes: Prices vary
  • Bigger, blacker box: $24.99
  • Novelty expansion boxes: Prices vary
  • Find a store

Strand Books (New York City)

  • Original game: $40
  • Individual expansions: $20 each (available only until current stock sells out)
  • Red, green, and blue boxes: $29.95 and up
  • Bigger, blacker box: Prices vary
  • Novelty expansion boxes: $14.95 to $29.95
  • Find a store

In Summary

When you’re looking for a fun and interesting party game, Cards Against Humanity is a great option for hours of laughs. While there are not many places that stock the game in stores, you can usually find it at your local Target. Additionally, you can find the game online at Amazon and, if you are a Prime member, you can have it shipped to you for free in two days. As an alternative option, you can also download the game for free from the Cards Against Humanity website and have the cards printed and cut at a local print shop.

If you’re looking for outdoor games, instead, we also have the list of 10 outdoor games for teenagers.