Netflix is using a card game to promote the second season of political drama House of Cards.
House of Cards fans know that U.S. Rep. Frank Underwood's influence is as deep as it is wide, but a new expansion to Cards Against Humanity shows that it isn't limited to politics. The NSFW House of Cards expansion to the card game "as despicable and awkward as you and your friends" is available now for free and offers "25 brand-new cards about power, politics, passive-aggressive handjobs, and other scenes that we can never unsee."
Netflix, the company behind the series, approached the card game's creators with the idea, according to the expansion's official site.
"Last month, someone in the Netflix marketing department had an epiphany: House of Cards and Cards Against Humanity both contain the word 'cards.' When we got a phone call from Netflix, we enthusiastically agreed that the two products indeed contain the word 'cards.'
"One month and many brainstorming sessions later, we completed the House of Cards Pack," the site reads.
The printed packs are sold out, but you can download plain-text and print-and-play versions at the expansion's official site.
The second season of House of Cards will premiere on Netflix Feb. 14.
Late last year, the creators of Cards Against Humanity and Sportsfriends teamed up to create an NSFW card game called Clusterfuck. For more on the people behind Cards Against Humanity, be sure to check out our profile of Max Temkin.
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