By Amanda Wright
CUPS Coffee and Tea, the original store before CUPS on Campus was installed, has created a new event on Tuesday nights. Originally, Tuesday night events were called CUPS Quiz nights until attendance fell. CUPS, located on Grandin Road in Roanoke, has always been known to be a little edgy, so why not have an event with the popular game Cards Against Humanity?
Cards Against Humanity (CAH) bills itself as “a party game for horrible people.” The game is played similar to Apples to Apples. A black card is chosen and read out loud to the players. The cards can ask a question or have up to two fill-in-the-blank responses. Each player has ten white cards which they can choose to respond with or fill-in-the-blank of the black card. The player reading the black card chooses the best response. The person with the best response wins the black card. The object of the game is to collect the most black cards per session.
Michelle Bennet, owner of CUPS, plays along with the crowd on Tuesday nights and uses her own deck. She has recently purchased the sixth expansion set, the 2014 Christmas set, and the Science expansion pack. CAH recently announced that the company would be giving a portion of the proceeds, from the sales of the Science pack, to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM) scholarships for women.
Cards Against Humanity is now played every Tuesday night at CUPS Coffee and Tea on Grandin Road from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The winner, who collects the most black cards, receives a prize from CUPS.