Game Components

  • Red Apple Cards - 270 cards, each featuring the name of a person, place, thing or event.

  • Green Apple Cards - 90 cards, each featuring a characteristic of a person, place, thing or event.

  • Quick Play Rules


Setup

Open the red apple card packs and thoroughly mix all the red apple cards. Evenly distribute them between the two side-byside wells in the box bottom.

Open the green apple card pack and thoroughly mix the green apple cards. Place them in the single well next to the red apple cards.

Remove the red apple cards and the green apple cards from the box. Set the box aside.

Choose a player to be the first judge.

The judge deals seven red apple cards, face down, to each player (including him or herself). Players may look at their cards.


Object of the game

Be the first player to earn four green apple cards.


Game Play

The judge picks a green apple card from the top of the stack, reads the word aloud, and places it face up on the table.

Players (except the judge) quickly choose the red apple card from their hand that is best described by the word on the green apple card played by the judge. Players place these red apple cards face down on the table.

With five or more players, you might want to try the Quick Pick Option. The last red apple card placed on the table will not be judged and is returned to that player's hand. If you snooze, you lose.

The judge mixes the red apple cards so no one knows who played which card. The judge turns over each red apple card, reads it aloud, and then selects the one he or she thinks is best described by the word on the green apple card. The player of the selected red apple card is awarded the green apple card played by the judge.

To keep score, players keep the green apple cards they have won, on the table, until the end of the game.

The judge collects all of the red apple cards played during that round and discards them into an empty well in the box bottom.

The card decks, and the role of judge, pass to the player on the left. The new judge deals enough red apple cards to bring each player's hand back up to seven.

Play continues following steps 1-6 until someone has earned enough green apple cards to win the game.


End of the game

The game ends when a player has earned enough green apple cards to win the game:

Number of PlayersGreen Apple Cards Needed to Win
48
57
66
75
84

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