Love Your Work, Episode 45 – Cards Against Humanity’s Max Temkin

September 29 2016 – 07:30am

Max Temkin podcast interviewMax Temkin is co-creator of Amazon’s #1 selling card game – actually the #1 seller in all of the whole Toys & Games category. It’s a game for horrible people, and it’s also America’s #1 gerbil coffin. It’s called Cards Against Humanity, and you’ve probably played it before.

Max Temkin and his friends were self-described “nerds.” They didn’t play sports, they didn’t have girlfriends, and they were bored. So, they played lots of board games. They played Balderdash so much, they couldn’t even play it anymore because they knew all of the words in the game.
They became game connoisseurs. They played so many games, they had to make their own. Cards Against Humanity started as PDFs you could download and print out. The game is still available this way, for free, on their website, but Cards Against Humanity has independently produced and sold their game, making millions in profit.
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