Apples to Apples is one of Nathan's personal favorites and is enjoyed by several other Exodus staffers. It's a wild, award-winning card and party game that provides instant fun for four to ten players!
Each round is filled with surprising and outrageous comparisons from a wide range of people, places, things, and events. Fast moving and refreshing, Apples to Apples is perfect for any get-together with family and friends!
Deal "Red Apple" (noun) cards to all players (typically seven per player). Select a person to be the judge; players can either take turns being the judge or the winner of each subsequent round can be appointed judge. Once the judge has picked up a "Green Apple" (adjective) card from the deck and played it on the table, each of the other players selects the one card from his or her hand of that they think is best described by the judge's card (or simply the one most likely to be chosen by that particular judge)! The judge then reads through the other players' selected cards and picks which one he or she likes or agrees with the most. The person who played the card that the judge picked gets to keep the judge's "Green Apple" card from that round. The winner is whoever has accumulated the most "Green Apples" by the end of the game. Game length can be determined by either a set period of time or the point at which one player reaches the "target" number of green cards.
Judges' decisions may be subjective (and sometimes completely arbitrary), but that's what makes the game so much fun! It's a great way to learn about (and capitalize on) your friends' or family members' personal quirks and preferences. Be forewarned: age doesn't necessarily determine who will win the game!
This Party Box contains the same set of cards as the Apples to Apples Party Crate.
In the above picture (click to enlarge), the key question is, "What (or who) does the judge think is more dramatic?" The Fourth of July, tornadoes, the JFK assassination, New Orleans, Hangnails, William Shakespeare, or a high school bathroom?