|A thousand blank white cards. Give or take. Also colored pencils and pens.|
For those unfamiliar with the game, the idea is to take a large number of blank cards and hand them out. The players/participants create cards. Since Chris and Emily (especially Emily) have played quite a few times over the years, they have a large stockpile of awesome cards created for previous games. To create the deck we used 5 cards per player from that stash, 5 each player created upon arrival, and 5 blanks. These 15 cards a person were then shuffled together and hands were dealt out. More information on playing the game can be found here, but really you want to customize based on group/temperaments.
|Dis Card was really amusing to me. Some people like puns, sometimes. Card by Scott of textuality.org|
Because of the holiday, there were several affection themed cards, most of which involved complimenting other players. There were also quite a few dancing themed cards. The nature of the game varies wildly depending on the group--some groups aim for something strongly resembling a game with rules and mechanics. Some create a game resembling truth or dare. This group tends towards a mix of absurdist and performance cards. The brilliance of the game is that it adapts to suit the people involved. It's a great party activity for any holiday or time of year as well.
|Good Times indeed. Name a song card by Clio (whose tumblr is here)|
Chris and Emily did a fantastic job hosting not just by organizing but also by providing many colors of pens, pencils, and markers in two mugs so everyone had easy access, pizza, and drinks. These are all things I highly recommend to anyone wanting to host a good game of A Thousand Blank White Cards. They also have really fun and clever and wonderful friends, which makes any gathering better.
Have you ever played 1,000 Blank White Cards? If so, what were some memorable cards?