BAY RIDGE — This is the "party game for horrible people" — with a Brooklyn edge.
A Long Island man who spent several years living in Brooklyn recently launched a "Cards Against Brooklyn" Kickstarter campaign to raise money for his expanded borough-themed edition of the popular "Cards Against Humanity" game.
Michael Sarrantonio says his 54-card pack fits seamlessly with the original game and features black cards with phrases like "What does the R train smell like?" and “I grabbed this hipster by his handlebar mustache and shoved ________ in his mouth,” and white cards — that sport themes such as "The Ghost of Biggie Smalls" and "Gentrification."
The game is easy to play — each round one player asks a question from a black card and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. The person with the black card chooses their favorite answer, giving the person who dealt it a point.
Sarrantonio thought of the idea for a Brooklyn version of the game while playing "Cards Against Humanity" with a group of friends.
"I had a light bulb moment," he said. "It's one of the best party games ever created, but adding a more personalized touch with details that only locals of an area can relate to makes it so much better."
"It's essentially adding an 'inside joke' element to an already hilarious game."
Sarrantonio, who works in tech and is a new dad, also created a Long Island version — with phrases like "I was walking on Jones Beach and stepped on ______" — and cards with NYC and Newburgh themes.
The cards are already created and printed — Sarrantonio is using Kickstarter as a way to sell and distribute the packs and print more. He has sold more than 300 packs so far.
Backers that donate $13 get a free pack in the mail.