Play - Apples To Apples Junior Instructions
Apples to Junior Game
Starting The Game
1. Remove the
card tray from the box.
2. Pick a
player to be the first judge.
3. The judge
deals five red apple cards, face down, to each player (including him or
herself). Players may look at their cards.
Playing The Game
1. The judge
places the top green apple card, face up, on the table, and reads the
word out loud.
2. 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.
3. The judge
mixes up the red apple cards so no one knows who played which card.
4. 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
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
Once the judge has picked
a red apple card, the decision is final.
5. The judge
gives the green apple card to the player whose red apple card was
6. 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.
7. The judge
picks up all the red apple cards played during that round and places
them in the box.
8. The judge
passes the card tray to the left and that person becomes the new judge.
9. The new
judge deals enough red apple cards so that each player has five in their
continues following steps 1-9 until someone has won four green apple
Winning The Game
The first player to earn
four green apple cards wins the game!
Want To Play Again?
Place the played green
apple cards on the bottom of the green card stack. Pass the card
tray to the next judge and you're ready to play again! If you run
out of red apple cards, just shuffle the discarded red apple cards, and
refill the card tray.
For a faster
game, players must choose their red apple cards as quickly as possible.
The last red apple card placed on the table is returned to that player's
hand and will not be judged during that round.
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.