(Warning: The following post is really boring. Apples to Apples is fun. This post, boring. Read only if you are already bored.)
Apples to Apples is a party in a box. There is lots of laughing, lots of friends, and lots of random. Three essential ingredients for a college good time.
Basically, it is a game of word associations. Here’s how to play:
There are two decks of cards, red and green. Each green card has an adjective on it, and each red card has a noun. The players each recieve 5 red cards (nouns) and a deck of green cards are set, face down, in the middle of the group.
Going around the circle, each player takes a turn being the “judge” or green card flipper. Once they flip a card, the other players place a red card face down that is associated to the green card in some way.
The judge then flips over the red cards and picks whichever one he or she things should win (using whatever criteria they want). The person who put down the red card wins that round and takes the green card as sort of a trophy.
All player (except the last judge) pick another red card and the game goes on as such…
Here would be an example of a round:
Green card – Big
Red cards – Mud, Zebra, Flying Monkeys, Ninjas, Ants, Tom Hanks
If I was judge… I would probably choose Zebra or Tom Hanks.
Anyway, that’s how the game works. I hope you play it some time. And I hope you enjoy.