New Card Games Poke Fun At Silicon Valley Stereotypes: Cards Against Silicon Valley And Disrupt Cards

15 January 2017, 9:17 am EST By Luan Chan Tech Times
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We are pretty sure almost everyone knows about the hit game "Cards Against Humanity," the card game that is aware of how politically incorrect and offensive much of its contents are.

The "party game for horrible people" was such a success with its awfulness that it inspired a Donald Trump and Sci-Fi expansion pack. But other companies were inspired to come up with their own packs poking fun at horrible tech people, as well.

The creators of both "Cards Against Silicon Valley" and "Disrupt Cards" have acknowledged that they are fans of "Cards Against Humanity" and that their card games, which focus on the stereotypical people in the tech industry, were inspired by the original game.

The only difference between the two card games is that, while "Disrupt Cards" is an actual deck of cards developed by Daniel Singer and Jordan Gonen and sold for $25, "Cards Against Silicon Valley," is actually more of a publicity stunt by CB Insights, a New York-based research firm, to track the venture capital industry.  

That said, "Cards Against Silicon Valley" is currently not for sale and has not been released in full. If anyone is interested, they will have to sign up for the CB Insights newsletter and wait for news on when the whole deck will be released. The good news is that the company is not charging for it so, if you don't mind waiting at least a month to find out when it will come out, then you're in luck.

"Disrupt Cards," on the other hand, is a real commercial product painstakingly developed for entertainment.

"We were stuck, until we realized we were literally disrupting cards and had absolutely no imagination whatsoever," Singer writes of the process. The box contains 600 cards filled with stereotypes about the tech / startup culture, but the creators are open to the idea of expansion packs.

What the two founders are not so keen on is creating an application version of their game for smartphones and tablets, as they so clearly stated in the "Disrupt Cards" FAQ: "This game is making fun of Silicon Valley, not taking part, dipsh*t."

The duo is also conscious about the sustainability of "Disrupt Cards" and, as outlined in the product website, the cards are made from reclaimed paper and use biodegradable ink for its printers. Take a look at some winning cards below.

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