Apples To Apples Jr.
Wordplay is an endless reservoir of humor, and endlessly fun to explore. From malapropisms (humorous incorrect word usage) to aptronyms (names that fit someone’s career – like author Francine Prose or singer/dancer Tommy Tune), there are plenty of ways to get silly with words, and if kids pick up some vocabulary and logic skills along the way, all the better!
Apples to Apples Jr. brings the fun of playing with words to a younger audience than the classic “game of hilarious comparisons.” As in the original Apples to Apples game, in each round, the judge has a card with an adjective (“scary,” “useful,” “chewy,” etc.), and each player has a few cards with nouns (“monster,” “broomstick,” “bacon,” etc.). Each player submits a card with a word, and the judge decides which one is the best fit, whether they prefer the most literal interpretation, or the most absurd. And there are plenty of giggles on the way there!
This version of the Apples to Apples game is optimized for the vocabulary and pop-culture knowledge of a typical middle-school child – there are fewer actors and political figures and more superheroes, for instance. Adults will find the game just as much fun as the original, which makes this a fantastic pick for family game nights. And since winning often depends on figuring out how your fellow players think, it can be a fun way to learn about your fellow players and bond with them, too.
The Apples to Apples Jr. game comes with 576 cards with no duplicates, and is suggested for ages 9 and up (although younger kids with good reading skills will also enjoy it).