Apples to Applet KIDS brings the hilarious card and party game Apples to Apples to the entire family. Younger readers will delight in the funny comparisons while expanding their vocabulary and thinking skills.
It's as easy as comparing "apples to apples".. .just open the box, deal the cards, and you're ready for instant family fun! Select the card from your hand that you think is most like the card played by the judge.
If the judge picks your card, you win that round. And everyone gets a chance to be the judge!
Each round is filled with surprising comparisons from a wide range of people, places, things and events. Fast-moving and refreshing, Apples to Apples KIDS is easy to learn and fun to play - it's the perfect game for kids, families and friends!
- 216 Red Apple Cards
- 72 Green Apple Cards
Open the red apple card packs and thoroughly mix all the red apple cards. Evenly divide them and place them into the two wells on each end of the box.
Open the green apple card pack and thoroughly mix all the green apple cards. Place them in the well located in the middle of the box.
Starting the Game
Remove one red apple card deck and the green apple card deck from the box. Set the box aside. Pick a player to be the first judge.
The judge deals five red apple cards, face down, to each player (including him or herself). Players may look at their cards.
Hold the cards in your hand like this so you can see the card titles.
The judge places the top green apple card, face up, on the table, and reads the word out loud.
Each player (except the judge) picks the red apple card from his or her hand that he or she thinks is most like the green apple card, and places it face down on the table.
It's OK to play a red apple card even if it isn't a perfect fit Some judges will pick the funniest or most interesting red apple card.
The judge mixes up the red apple cards so no one knows who played which card.
The judge turns over each red apple card, reads it out loud, and then picks the card that he or she thinks is most like the word on the green apple card.
It's OK for players to try to convince the judge to pick one of the red apple cards.
Red apple cards that begin with "My" should be read from the judge's point of view. For example: when the judge reads "My Shoes", it means the judge's shoes.
Once the judge has picked a red apple card, the decision is final.
The judge gives the green apple card to the player whose red apple card was picked.
To keep score, players who have won green apple cards should keep them on the table in front of them until the end of the game.
The judge picks up all the red apple cards played during that round and discards them into the empty wells in the box.
The judge passes the decks to the left and that person becomes the new judge.
The new judge deals enough red apple cards so that each player has five cards in his or her hand.
Play continues following steps 1-9 until someone has won four green apple cards.
End of the Game
The first player to earn four green apple cards wins!
Want to Play Again?
Place the played green apple cards on the bottom of the green apple card deck. Pass the two decks to the next judge and you're ready to play again!
If you run out of red apple cards, switch to the other red apple card deck.
Occasionally shuffle the red decks together. Also reshuffle the green deck.This will mix the cards and make new combinations.
Apples to Apples Variations
Experienced players can try these variations:
For a tart twist, choose and judge red apple cards that are the least like, or opposite, the word on the green apple card. For example, you might choose "Whales" when the word "Small" is played.
Invite Mr. Nobody-a great way to add fun when playing with a small group! Each time a judge plays a green apple card, a red apple card is drawn from the top of the stack and played face down along with the red apple cards from the other players.
This card can create some funny comparisons, and sometimes Mr. Nobody even wins a green apple card!