Have you heard of Sneaky Cards? The game is turning everyday life into quite an adventure.

There are people out there putting money in vending machines and then quickly walking away. On purpose.

This one told me to prepay for a vending machine snack. Done! 2/55 #playitforward
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Others are asking strangers to cut in front of them in line.

It's all part of the game.

Let this person cut me in line at the very busy supermarket. Interacting with strangers is nerve-wracking. 3/55 #playitforward
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"Sneaky Cards: Play It Forward" is a new card game that's the ultimate reminder that random daily moments and interactions with strangers can be a lot of fun.




Image via Sneaky Cards.

It's the ultimate way to mix up your day and challenge yourself.

Sometimes you interact with people, sometimes you do a nice thing, sometimes you make art.

You may have to find someone who provided great service, and then give them an extra-nice tip.

Or you may have to approach the first person who makes you smile and give them the card that tells them so.

Or maybe you have to give someone a card without them even knowing you gave it to them!

Sometimes you gotta be sneaky. That's how Sneaky Cards works.

One part sneaky, one part delightful happiness.

And because you can register your cards online before you play, you get to track where in the city, state, country — or world! — your completed cards end up.

Map via Sneaky Cards.

You never know if the person you gave a card to at that coffee shop will pass it on to someone else, or rather, play it forward, and register it online. But you'll get an email alert if they do. Because ... Internet coolness!

The game has come a long way. It was originally based on a winning concept in 2009 by then-16-year-old Harry Lee and later brought to life by game developer Cody Borst. It's starting to roll out for purchase to the masses, but you can still download the free version and cut out your own cards too.


It's a game that turns everyday life into a game of sharing fun and happiness.

We get into our day-to-day grind and it can get so boring and repetitive that we barely look up to see what's actually going on around us. A game like Sneaky Cards can definitely make your day more interesting or enhance a conference or party that's already awkward to begin with. Might as well mix it up!

It's fun to get excited and be pulled out of your comfort zone sometimes — not to mention be surprised with random acts of kindness.

I think Sneaky Cards does all those things quite beautifully and can even make for a good story (or several of them).


Nothing will take you out of your comfort zone faster than asking a stranger to take a selfie with you.

I know because I did it. Whew!

Getting to know one another (and ourselves!) helps to expand our minds and be our very best. It may even make someone's day. I'm so into it.

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Anne Hebert, a marketing writer living in Austin, TX, jokes that her closest friends think that her hobby is "low-key harassment for social good". She authors a website devoted entirely to People Doing Good Things. She's hosted a yearly canned food drive with up to 150 people stopping by to donate, resulting in hundreds of pounds of donations to take to the food bank for the past decade.

"I try to share info in a positive way that gives people hope and makes them aware of solutions or things they can do to try to make the world a little better," she said.

For now, she's encouraging people through a barrage of persistent, informative, and entertaining emails with one goal in mind: getting people to VOTE. The thing about emailing people and talking about politics, according to Hebert, is to catch their attention—which is how lice got involved.

"When my kids were in elementary school, I was class parent for a year, which meant I had to send the emails to the other parents. As I've learned over the years, a good intro will trick your audience into reading the rest of the email. In fact, another parent told me that my emails always stood out, especially the one that started: 'We need volunteers for the Valentine's Party...oh, and LICE.'"

Hebert isn't working with a specific organization. She is simply trying to motivate others to find ways to plug in to help get out the vote.

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