Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Apples to Apples Junior

Subject: General
Category: N/A
Ages: 9 and up
# of players: 4 - 10
Time to play: 30 minutes
Mechanics/Game Type: cards

Ratings (1 to 5)

Educational Value: 2
Gaming value: 4
Aesthetic value: 3
Price value: 3
Ease of play: 4
Younger adaptability: 3

My comments:
Here's how it goes: The dealer of each round lays down a card with a word on it and the other players all put down a card from their own hand, that they think has the most in common with it. The object is for you to get the dealer to choose your card over all the others. Given the right crowd, this game can be hilariously funny. Adults will not mind playing this kids version of Apples to Apples because it is played just like the original however there are no adult topics, names or innuendo.

The drawbacks to this game is that you will not always have the "right" crowd and many times no crowd at all. The game requires at least 4 players! I don't see a big educational value with this game except that maybe your kids will pick up some vocabulary and it does get them thinking about how two things can relate to each other when no obvious similarities stand out.

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1 comment:

  1. Our family loves this game. There is never a shortage of people here (I have 7 kids).