While you may know it as a game you play with a group of friends after you've had a few drinks, Cards Against Humanity is more than just a party game.
The politically incorrect game has decided to tackle an issue that is near and dear to our pockets.
“Today, eight men own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of humanity (almost 4 billion people). Most Americans can’t come up with $400 in an emergency, and one in five American households have zero or negative wealth,” Cards Against Humanity explains on its website. “Our lawyers advised against our first choice — a campaign to eat all the rich people and live in their houses — so we settled for something more achievable.”
The card game had 150,000 people sign up for "Cards Against Humanity Saves America," which was an experiment in wealth disparity.
The holiday promotion has promised people six surprises in the month of December at the cost of $15.
“There’s no time for questions—now is the time to act. You give us $15, and we’ll send six America-saving surprises right to your doorstep," they said.
All the participants had their money redistributed based on the responses they gave to a survey issued when they signed up.
The majority of participants, 140,000 people, did not receive any monetary compensation from the experiment. 10,000 of the participants received a $15 refund, while the remaining 100 people were granted $1,000.
The recipients of the $1,000 prize were deemed to be the least economically fortunate, and were overcome with gratitude for their gift.
“I'm just....astounded. I definitely try to stay positive and practice the law of attraction, and this was such a boost. I was definitely a little stressed because I was sick all summer (short term disability, in the hospital getting emergency blood transfusions, having surgery) and we were living on half our money with the same bill amounts. We burned through most of our savings and are trying to catch up. This helps so much and I hope we might just be able to catch up," wrote Abigail from Indiana.
Ian from Idaho also expressed his gratitude for the financial boost.
“This is too good to be true, man. I am floored. I will be spending the $1,000 to pay some medical bills I have going on, and to be able to travel for Xmas to see my sister and her kiddos, which I haven't been able to do in years. My plans for the holidays were going to be see a movie and maybe play some games with some friends. But I will be able to travel to Washington to see my family and spend Christmas with my niece and nephew for the first time since I moved away three years ago. It means a lot to me. I miss those adorable little bastards.”
While the company knows these gifts won't fix the problem, they hope it will help and shed some light into what is actually going on in America.
“Giving 100 people $1,000 doesn’t fix wealth inequality,” the game’s website reads. “But we think these stories are a clear demonstration of how much $1,000 means to someone struggling to pay for basic necessities.”
What do you think about what they did? Share your thoughts in the comments.