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A Quick Tip by djevoke

  • Oct 14, 2011
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I was introduced to this game at a random post-Sushi drop-by to a friend of a friend's house and I thought it was a blast. It has everything I like in a game- fun and unique choices, easy instructions, and it's fun to play with a group of people.

Each player gets 7 red cards, these cards each have names of people, places, objects, etc. There is a judge (this role gets passed clockwise as each new hand is dealt). The judge has one green card which is an adjective (scary, weird, funny, etc), reads it aloud and places it down on the table. Then, each player picks the card in the hand that they feel best describes that word and places it face down in front of the judge. The judge then shuffles the cards, so they don't know who placed what card where, and picks a winner- the card that best describes what's on the green card to them. For example, the green card says weird and the judge picks Quentin Tarantino. The person who placed Quentin Tarantino down gets the green card. The winner is the one with the most number of green cards (depending on the number of people, this number varies). It is widely believed that at the end of the game the words that are on the green cards you've collected best describe you. This, of course, is just for fun!

The first time we played it, we played it as a drinking game but, since then, I've bought it at Toys 'R Us and have played it with my family (including my 11-year-old niece) and friends after a dinner party. If you're looking for a party or family game that is a barrel of fun, check this one out! At $25, it's affordable fun that you can use at dinner parties, cocktail parties AND family game night- how often can you say that about a game?
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October 15, 2011
this sounds like it would go well with whiskey :)
October 17, 2011
Wow..whiskey and I wouldn't make it past two rounds lol
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Apples to Apples is an award-winning party game that will have everyone laughing. We had a blast playing this game and think it is a perfect game for a "board game night" with friends and family. It is quick to set up, easy to learn, challenging, and a whole lot of fun.

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The Good: Quick set up; inspires quick thinking and creativity; fun for whole family

The Bad: Not as fun without at least five players; subject matter targeted for mid-teens and older

In a Nutshell: Quick-paced board game requires just a minute to set up and will have everyone laughing for hours
At a Glance

Ages: 12 and up
Requires: At least four players
Smart, Award-Winning Fun
Apples to Apples has won numerous awards including "Party Game of the Year" by Games magazine and "Mensa Select" by Mensa International. And for good reason: it involves quick thinking, humor, and strategy. For teens, the game teaches them to think about how different things can be compared to one another and how analogies are formed. One of our criticisms is that although the game states that it is designed for ages 12 and older, many of the subjects are clearly for older teens.


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