Cards Against Humanity Star Wars Guide

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, an epic card game was born. Its name? Cards Against Humanity.

This was the hilarious adult card game that changed the world as we know it. Nothing that came before had ever been as side-splittingly funny and outrageously inappropriate, and nothing since has ever quite lived up to its legendary reputation.

But as of 2020, there’s a new force to be reckoned with in the world of card games. A force that has the power to unite sci-fi geeks from around the globe.

You guessed it – I’m talking about Cards Against Humanity Star Wars.

With so many memorable quotes from the Star Wars universe, it’s difficult to see how this version of the “card game for horrible people” couldn’t be an instant hit.

And given that the game is a limited edition, I foresee intergalactic wars of epic proportions breaking out between super fans who are desperate to get a copy. (If you’re part of the Star Wars fandom, you’ll know I’m not exaggerating.)

So, what makes Cards Against Humanity Star Wars such a great game, and how does it compare to the original? You’re in the right place to find out!

Cards Against Humanity Star Wars: A Quick Overview

  • Players – 3-20
  • Recommended age – 17+
  • Playing time – 30-90 minutes

This Star Wars-themed card game is based on the original Cards Against Humanity, a self-proclaimed party game for horrible people.

Just like the original game, Cards Against Humanity Star Wars is, to put it simply, all about being funnier than your friends. To do this, you’ll need to flex your expert Star Wars knowledge, coming up with the best answers to various questions, sentences, and scenarios using your cards.

The Aim of the Game

Cards Against Humanity Star Wars

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to be the player with the most points at the end of the game. This means your fellow Star Wars enthusiasts will have voted for your answers more often than anyone else’s.

If you win, you get eternal bragging rights! Not only will you have proved once and for all that you have the best sense of humor, but also that you have the most extensive knowledge of Star Wars, which is two wins for the price of one.

How to Play

Given that Cards Against Humanity is usually played by adults who have had just a little (read: a lot)too much to drink, it’s a good job the game is easy to set up and learn. The Star Wars edition is no exception.

Here’s how to become a Cards Against Humanity Star Wars Jedi.


Before handing out any cards, make sure each set (one navy blue and one white) has been thoroughly shuffled.

One of the downsides of this game is that, because it’s usually played in a social setting with drinks and conversation flowing, it often gets put away in a rush, with all the cards mixed together. I, for one, am guilty of doing this.

So, if you notice any navy cards have gotten mixed in with the white ones, or vice versa, return them to the correct deck before you start playing.

Once you’ve done the boring admin task of shuffling and separating the cards, randomly deal ten white ones to each player.

By the official rules, the player with the best Wookie impression gets to be the Sith Card Lord for the first round.

When my friends and I play, the person who most recently watched a Star Wars film gets to go first, but you can decide this however you want. As Ahsoka Tano said in The Mandalorian, “I like firsts. Good or bad, they’re always memorable.” Wise words indeed.


One of the best things about Cards Against Humanity is that, even when you’ve played so many times you can remember what’s written on most of the navy blue cards, the game is still full of surprises because you never know what combination of answer cards will be played.

If you do find yourself getting too familiar with the cards in the deck, you can always make up your own! My friends and I have done this before. Simply use a whiteboard pen to create your own hilarious phrases, then you can wipe them away when you’re done.

Now it’s time to play! May the Force be with you…

Taking a Turn

Cards Against Humanity Star Wars

The Sith Card Lord takes a navy blue card from the top of the pile. They should read it out to the group, making sure everyone can hear, then lay it out so everyone can see what it says.

Next, each player (the rest of the players are known as the Rebel Alliance) takes a minute to study the cards in their hand (usually laughing out loud as they do so).

Let’s take a closer look at an example.

Blue card: “____. Force tested. Jedi approved.”

White answer card: “Weilding two lightsabers for double penetration.”

As you can see from the example card pairing above, Cards Against Humanity Star Wars is full of dark humor and inappropriate (but hilarious) jokes. My advice is to always go for the most outrageous card you have, as long as it fits, because this isn’t the sort of game where it benefits you being shy.

Each player then hands their chosen white card to the Sith Card Lord. When you do this, try to keep your answer hidden to make sure there’s no bias going on.

The Sith Card Lord then has the difficult job of reading out each combination of cards to the group. Why is this difficult? Well, usually because it’s hard to get coherent words out when you can’t stop laughing!

Finally, the Sith Card Lord selects a winning card. The player to whom it belong earns one point and gets to keep the navy blue prompt card as proof of their victory.

That counts as one complete round of Cards Against Humanity Star Wars. Continue clockwise, repeating the same process, with the next player taking on the role of Sith Card Lord.

Pick Two

If a navy blue card says “pick two” on the bottom, each player needs to select two white cards rather than the usual one. It’s double the fun and double the laughter!

When you hand your white cards over, check that they’re in the right order. I’ve had a few occasions where my answers have seemed ridiculous because they were read the wrong way, but at least it still made us all laugh.

That’s what’s great about Cards Against Humanity Star Wars: nobody takes it too seriously.


This is a lesser-known rule of the game, but it’s one that can come in handy – especially if you’re the kind of person who always ends up with good cards (in which case I’m extremely jealous of you).

If you have two white cards that you believe could win the round, but the navy card only requires one answer, you can bet one of your existing points to play an extra card.

This takes some serious self-confidence; if you lose, the winner gets the point you betted as well as the usual point for the round.

Alternative Rules

Cards Against Humanity Star Wars

Take your game to the next level by mixing and matching these additional rules.

Survival of the Fittest

If you’re feeling sensitive or in any way insecure, you should probably avoid using this rule. White cards are selected in the usual way; then, each player eliminates one each until there’s just one – the winner – left.

Trust me, it hurts when your answer is consistently eliminated first, but I’m used to it by now!

Packing Heat

When a “pick 2” card appears, each player can draw an extra white card before choosing their answers.

Reboot the Universe

This rule allows you to trade points to return however many white cards you want to the deck.

God is Dead

Another brutal rule that’s not for the faint-hearted. Instead of having a Sith Card Lord, each round, players take a vote on which card they think is the best.

I’ll save you a lot of trouble by telling you in advance that you’ll need to make a secondary rule preventing people from voting for their own cards. It always happens!

Serious Business

This rule involves a points system. The card that comes first earns three points, the second earns two, and so on.

Make sure you keep a record of each person’s score; otherwise, there will definitely be a few cheaters!

Ending the Game

Cards Against Humanity Star Wars

Usually, my go-to way of ending the game is stopping when the first person earns ten points. However, as long as you decide on the end before you start playing, you can come up with whatever rule you want!

You could even keep playing until all the cards run out.

How many Pieces are there in Cards Against Humanity Star Wars?

The game includes:

  • 260x navy blue prompt cards
  • 568x white answer cards
  • Box
  • Instructions

Cards Against Humanity Star Wars Alternatives

Here are some other card games I think you’ll like.

Disney Cards Against Humanity

Disney Cards Against Humanity

The thing that’s funny about Disney Cards Against Humanity is that it works as a game whether you love Disney or hate it. Either way, it’s absolutely hilarious, and you’ll never see your favorite innocent children’s characters in the same way again!

Find out more about this adult card game in our Disney Cards Against Humanity guide.

  • Players – 3-20
  • Recommended age – 17+
  • Playing time – 30-90 minutes

Cards Against Humanity 90s Nostalgia

Cards Against Humanity 90s Nostalgia

The 90s was undeniably one of the best decades ever, with plenty of thrills, spills, and outrageous moments to provide content for a Cards Against Humanity pack! Take note, though: you will need the original version of the game to use the 90s Nostalgia Pack.

Interested in revisiting this iconic era? Read more about the 90s Nostalgia Pack in this guide.

  • Players – 3-20
  • Recommended age – 17+
  • Playing time – 30-90 minutes

Illusion Card Game

Illusion Card Game

Illusion is different to Cards Against Humanity for sure, but it’s (almost) as fun to play when you’re with a group of friends, and although it doesn’t revel in dark humor, it can definitely keep you entertained for a long time. The aim of the game is to test your color perception while calling the bluff of your friends.

That’s a pretty basic overview, so check out our full Illusion card game guide for the full low-down.

  • Players – 2-5
  • Recommended age – 8+
  • Playing time – 15 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is Cards Against Humanity Star Wars an Expansion Pack?

Answer: It isn’t an expansion pack; it’s a standalone game.

Question: What Cards Against Humanity Expansion Packs are Available?

Answer: There are many expansion packs in addition to 90s Nostalgia. Read about them in depth in this guide.

Question: Is Cards Against Humanity Star Wars Rude?

Answer: Well, yes, and that’s kind of the point. The idea of the game is to say funny, unexpected things that would normally be seen as controversial or unacceptable in regular conversation; that’s what makes it such a hilarious game.

Question: Is Cards Against Humanity Star Wars Suitable for Children?

Answer: Absolutely not! Don’t be fooled by the Star Wars theme; this card game is very much for adults as it contains mature content.
We have guides to the best games for four year olds and five year olds if you need a game that’s more age-appropriate.

Question: Is Cards Against Humanity Star Wars a Family Game?

Answer: Again, it doesn’t work as a family game because it isn’t suitable for children under seventeen years of age. You can find out more about family-friendly games in this guide.

Question: Do I Need to Know a Lot about Star Wars to Play?

Answer: It certainly helps if you know your way around the Star Wars universe, but it’s possible to play and enjoy the game even if you’re not that familiar with the franchise. The best thing to do is get stuck in!

Question: Can you Recommend any other Star Wars Games?

Answer: I’d recommend trying Star Wars Legion and Star Wars Monopoly.

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