Thursday, February 28, 2008

Game Review: Apples to Apples

I played Apples to Apples with some friends over the weekend and can heartily recommend it. The game consists of two sets of cards, red and green. Each player gets 7 red cards which contain nouns like Robin Williams, Republicans, The First Day of School. One player is designated judge and this rotates around the group. The judge turns over a green card which is an adjective like Silly, Irrelevant, etc. Each player selects a red card that fits with the green card and the judge chooses the best match. It might be most relevant or funniest or whatever. Even though I didn't do very well, it was a lot of fun.

Of course there's a wikipedia page on it and it includes some variants of game play that sound interesting. I also found out it won a 1999 Mensa Select award which are five new games selected each year which are "original, challenging and well designed". From the few games I know, it looks like a really good list.

1 comment:

Natalie & Jessica's Dad said...

Thanks for the reminder. Played this once, over Thanksgiving, I believe, and completely forgot about it. You're right, good game.