Apples To Apples Game

How To Play Apples To Apples

Apples To Apples Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

4 - 10
Play Time
60 MIN
Play Time
Apples to Apples is an interesting card game that depends on those you are playing with to set the pace. It can be hilarious, truthful, serious, or just plain goofy. Players receive word cards and must match one of their words with an adjective chosen by one of the players. The owner or originator of whose ever card gets chosen wins a point.

The first deck contains noun cards, and the second deck contains adjective cards. One player is designated as the "judge" and draws an adjective card. The other players choose one of their noun cards that they believe best matches the adjective, and play it face down. The judge then selects the noun card they think is the best match and reveals it. The player who played the selected noun card wins the round and becomes the next judge.

Play continues until a pre-determined number of rounds have been played or a certain number of points have been reached. Points can be awarded for winning a round, and the game ends when a player reaches a set number of points. The game includes a set of rules and guidelines, but encourages players to use their own discretion and creativity when interpreting the adjective cards.

It is said that the adjective cards you receive for points explain your own personality but this usually isn't the case. Apples to Apples can be fun for large groups where not a lot of strategy is needed.
  • Apples To Apples Should Have 642 Red Apple Cards
  • 214 Green Apple Cards
  • 2 Blank Green Apple Card
  • 6 Blank Red Apple Cards
  • 2 Card Trays
  • Official Apples To Apples Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
Win the correct amount of green apples that are required to win the game (changes on the amount of players) by being the chosen and favorable card for the round.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Apples To Apples PDF rules listed below could be different depending on the version you have. They should be an exact copy of what came in your original packaging. Download them to view now or print them for later use.

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Jessica says:

Apples to Apples game rules are so close to other games. I swear there are multiple games with the same game play but under different names and different topics/cards.
Camile says:

Apples to Apples is one of those games that has no strategy other than trying to win over the heart of the person who is picking. Even at that, a card that you think really fits may not be the one they choose throwing any strategy out the window. It is a luck based game and at times is funny but mostly is a bore - in my opinion.
Sarah says:

Thanks for the game rules! We were having a hard time remembering some of the directions on how to play in certain circumstance and we have everything resolved now. Great to have an online version.
Curtis says:

The rules are easy to how to play but it's one of those games where you really have to adapt to those whom you're playing with picking cards that they'd like or choose above others and not necessarily cards that you think would/should win.
Carly says:

I love this game! check out this sketch about it, it is so funny if you know apples to apples
Mimi says:

I love this game! I can never stop laughing while playing it. It can be so random but that's proablly what I love about it! You really get know peoples likes and dislikes. If you don't have it go get it!
Joel says:

If you don't like this game, it is likely you can't read!! The most fun party game I have played and I have played them all...A must have..
Diana says:

I love this game. You get a goofy group of people together and you never know what is going to be said! It is hilarious!!!
Dallas says:

Not one of my favorite games. I guess it totally depends on who you're playing with that makes it fun.
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