Apples to Apples Junior brings the hilarious party game Apples to Apples to the entire family. Just select the Red Apple card from your hand that you think is most like the Green Apple card played by the judge.
If the judge picks your card, you win the round! It's as easy as comparing "apples to apples!"
- 378 Red Apple Cards
- 126 Green Apple Cards
Object of the Game
Be the first player to collect 4 Green Apple cards by making the best combinations.
Choose a player to be the first judge. This player deals 5 Red Apple cards, face down, to each player (including him or herself). Everyone can look at their cards.
The judge turns over the top Green Apple card, reads the word out loud, then places the card face up on the table.
The other players choose the Red Apple card from their hand that they think makes the best combination with the word on the Green Apple card and place their card face down on the table.
The judge mixes the Red Apple cards, turns over each one and reads it out loud.
Now it's time to make your case to the judge. Players should try to convince the judge that their card is the best choice. Get creative with your reasons!
"Table talk" is one of the most important - and hilarious - parts of the game!
And it doesn't matter if the Red Apple card you played isn't a perfect fit. Judges will often pick the most creative, silly or interesting combination.
After hearing all the explanations, the judge picks the Red Apple card he or she thinks is best. The judge awards the Green Apple card to the person who played the winning Red Apple card.
To keep score, players keep cards they've won on the table until the end of the game. Other cards played during the round are discarded.
The role of judge passes to the player on the left. The new judge deals enough Red Apple cards to bring everyone's hand back up to 5, turns over another Green Apple card and the next round begins.
End of the Game
The first player to collect 4 Green Apple cards wins the game!
Apples to Apples Variations
When you're ready to mix things up, see how you like these apples:
With five or more players, try out 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!
For a tart twist, choose and judge Red Apple cards that are the least like, or the opposite of, the word on the Green Apple card. For example, you might choose "Vanilla Pudding" when the green card "Chewy" is played.
For a change of taste, start by dealing five Green Apple cards to each player. The judge turns over a Red Apple card from the top of the stack.
Players choose the Green Apple card from their hand that they think best describes the Red Apple card.
The judge picks the Green Apple card he or she thinks is best and awards the Red Apple card to the person who played it.