Let's Play Apples to Apples

This is a personal favorite of mine so I thought it would make for a good meetup this July!

Each player is dealt seven "red apple" cards; on each card is printed a noun or noun phrase.The judge (a chosen player) draws a "green apple" card on which is printed an adjective ("scary", "frivolous", "patriotic", etc.), and places it face-up on the table for everybody to see. Then each player (except the judge) chooses a card that they think is the best match for the green apple card, and places it face-down. The judge shuffles the red apple cards, reads them (often aloud), and decides which noun is the best match for the adjective. This decision is subjective; the official rules encourage the judge to pick the match that is "most creative, humorous or interesting".


The player who submitted the chosen red apple card wins the round, and takes the green apple card to signify the win. All players then draw red cards until they have seven again, and the role of "judge" may pass to another person (generally going to the next player in line, though some rules have the round's winner becoming "judge"). Some editions of the game suggest discounting the last red-apple card played, to encourage players to place their cards down more quickly.

The winner is the first player to accumulate a pre-designated number of green apple cards; the more players, the lower the total.



 

 

 


Playing Tips:

It's OK to play a red apple card that isn't a perfect fit.  Judges will often pick the most creative, humorous or interesting response.

Lobbying and "table talk" are encouraged!  Players can comment on cards and try to convince the judge to pick a particular card - either their own or a favorite choice.

Playing red apple cards that appeal to the judge can improve your chances of winning.  This is often called "playing to the judge."

Red apple cards that begin with "My" should be read from the judge's point of view.  For example, when the judge reads "My Love Life," it should be assumed that it is the judge's love life that is being described by the word on the green apple card.

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We usually end up with more than enough copies of the game, but even so please bring a copy if you have it. 

Also, please remember to bring $1 to help pay meetup.com.

 

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  • Bridget

    Fun times! :)

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time! Hope to see you guys soon.

    July 22, 2013

  • Peggy

    Thanks, it was really fun!

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to change my RSVP at the last minute, but I'm experiencing major discomfort. Not sure if it's labor, but don't want to risk it.

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am bringing one game

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can come if I don't give birth. I have an extra big game and an extra Apples to Apples Mod if we need them.

    July 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think o vote for you giv I ng birth!

      July 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I meant "I."

      July 22, 2013

  • Mark M.

    Ill bring my big party box

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Peggy

    Thanks Alice!

    July 18, 2013

  • Alice

    I increased the # of spots available since there was a wait list. This will allow people to plan accordingly instead of having to wait until the last minute when someone will inevitably cancel (and open up a spot)!

    We have two travel size games so could use one or two more copies of the game.

    July 18, 2013

  • Mark M.

    let me know if you would like me to bring a copy of the game

    July 11, 2013

  • Nancy

    I will be in Disney World

    July 9, 2013

  • Matt R.

    Not my kind of game

    June 24, 2013

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