Basic Information for Apples to Apples
Number of Players: 4-10
Time: 30 minutes
Introduction to Apples to Apples
Apples to Apples was like the pre-curser to Cards against humanity. It’s a fun card game where players are trying to match description cards to things cards with some hilarious results. I played this a lot when I was younger and had a lot of fun with my friends in high school trying to get the most cards to win.
How to Play Apples to Apples
Just like in cards against humanity, there are two decks to pull from; the description deck and the things deck. A player, will pull a card from the description deck and read it aloud to the other player who will then chose a thing card from their hand that they think best matches that description and places it face down for judging. The player who read the description card, pulls together the thing cards and shuffles them and reads them aloud one by one. The thing card that they believe best matches the description card (or makes them laugh the most in my experience) is the winner and that person then gets to be the one to draw the description card. Play continues like this until someone wins a predetermined amount of cards and wins the game.
Notes on Apples to Apples
Apples to apples hold a special place in my heart as it was one of the main games I played with my friends throughout high school. It was a fun fast paced game where we tried to make each other laugh. It’s a great present idea for teenagers, even for ones who don’t particularly like board games.