Many of you reading this have probably seen the tweet or one of the thousand or so retweets of Minneapolis based Bridget Kromhout’s “DevOps Against Humanity” twitter post. The tweet and attached pic are below:
Printed up some DevOps Against Humanity cards, as one does. pic.twitter.com/TX09SqiFMQ
— Bridget Kromhout (@bridgetkromhout) May 1, 2014
For those not familiar, DevOps against Humanity is a take off on “Cards Against Humanity” a group party game with black and white cards. The game is really simple. One player picks a black card that has a fill in the blank question. The other players than pick from their white cards with what they think is the funniest answer. One of the white card answers is picked as the winner and the person submitting that white card gets a point. There are some other options, but that is the basic game.
The game and cards for Cards Against Humanity are released under a creative commons license, so you can print your own copies. You could support the creators by buying pre-printed sets as well. Also players are encouraged to create their own cards with new questions and answers.
The DevOps Against Humanity variant as championed by Kromhout is a version with DevOps related questions and answers but still retaining the wicked sharp potential that the original game is known for. Bridget has set up a github site where you can download the pdf and images of what she has created, along with instructions on getting them printed. There is also a link to a Google Doc with ideas for questions and answers. You can add your own to the list. Over time it would be great to see the list really expand.
Sounds like a cool game to play at your next DevOps conference or gathering of like minded DevsOps folks. I guess you could play with non-DevOps folks, but what is funny to one group may not be as funny to the other.
Just a reminder that Cards Against Humanity and by extension the DevOps Against Humanity are issued under a Creative Commons license so you cannot resell these.