Apples to Apples
Overall Rating: 8/10
GLAM Age Range: 8-Adult
Number of Players: 4-10
Playing Time: 20 min
Available At: Amazon.com
Quick Take: The fun, quick, and easy social game that inspired so many others. It's such a great set-up for a game and takes little to no explanation to start playing. Someone plays a prompt card and from your hand you play a card that you think best matches or is the funniest answer to the card. It's almost as ubiquitous as Monopoly now, that's a testament to the greatness of this game. The one critique is that the answers are more often cute than they are truly funny, hence all the spinoffs.
How to Play: Your goal is to be the first to collect 5 green cards (prompt cards). You win these cards by having whoever plays the prompt card on a round of play to select your red answer card as their favorite response to a prompt.
Variations: If you're playing with a smaller group it's a lot of fun to add a random red card from the deck to the pile of potential answers to a prompt. If the deck card is the one selected, the person who played the prompt card that round wins a point.