APPLES Junior +9®
by Out of the Box
Ages 9 +
4 to 10 Players
Playing Time: 20-30 minutes
Easy To Learn
1. Remove the card tray from
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.
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
The judge mixes up the red apple cards so no one knows who played which
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
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 Family," it means the judge's
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
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 hand.
10. Play continues following
steps 1 - 9 until someone has won four
green apple cards.
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
Experienced players can try these variations
"Quick Picked Apples"
For a faster game, players must choose their red apple cards
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 the judge red apple cards that are the
or opposite, the word on the green apple car. For
example, you might
choose "Dead Fish" when the word "Fresh" is played.