Describe ApplesToApples here.
"Pleasing", "enjoyable", "charming"... [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Show me "Delightful"!]]
People tend to like games of word association. ''Apples to Apples'' by Out of the Box Publishing takes this idea and runs with it. Each player draws a hand of seven red [[color:red:nouns]], and then take turns being the judge and drawing a green [[color:green:adjective]] card, with the other players tasked with submitting the red card they believe most fits that adjective. Of course, it's smart to play the judge as well as the cards, and [[RefugeInAudacity making a completely inappropriate suggestion]] can lead to a player winning a given round, too.
The position of judge rotates every round and the player who wins the round keeps the [[color:green:adjectives]] card for that round. Whoever has the most greens whenever everyone gets bored is the winner.
See also ''TabletopGame/CardsAgainstHumanity'', which takes the core gameplay of ''Apples to Apples'' and employs gratuitous amounts of BlackComedy.
!!This card game provides examples of:
* BribingYourWayToVictory: "Playing to the judge" is highly encouraged.
* CelebrityPower: Cards naming Creator/PennAndTeller, CaryGrant, [[RockyAndBullwinkle Bullwinkle]], and many, ''many'' others.
* GameMod: Blank red and green cards are provided for players on which to write personal ideas.
* GenreSavvy: The players, one should hope!
* HouseRules: Some players leave the aforementioned blank cards blank and allow players to come up with whatever they want.
** Another is to throw in a random card from the draw pile into the pile of cards for judging. The draw pile is amazingly capable of winning.
** Or putting in the red cards before anyone knows what the green card is.
** Inverting the roles of the cards, so adjectives describe a noun, is very popular.
** Put in a pair of red cards, and the judge describes how they think the pair relates to the green card.
** Hell, the game even gives a list of how many green cards a player should gain to win the game based on how many people are playing. Very few people actually use that limit and just play until everybody agrees to stop.
* KingmakerScenario: The whole point of the game, with the Kingmaker switching every round.
* NoodleImplements: Happens if your hand consists of what you consider garbage words.
* RefugeInAudacity: Some of the possible plays (like just about any dead person and "Fragrant") clearly invoke this. "Helen Keller" is practically a magnet for these jokes: "Touchy-Feely", "Senseless", "Visionary", [[RuleThirtyFour "Easy"]]...
* RuleOfCool[=/=][[RuleOfFun Fun]][=/=][[RuleOfFunny Funny]]: The game practically runs on all three.
* ShapedLikeItself: Matching "Fuzz" to "Fuzzy", "Masculine" to "Men", "American" to "United States of America."
* ShoutOut: '''Way''' too many to compile into a mere list, and growing all the time.
* [[SoMyKidsCanWatch So My Kids Can Play]]: ''Apples to Apples Kids/Junior'', although the base game itself is rather tame.
** Well, until you consider just [[RefugeInAudacity how many]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice terrible]] [[BrainBleach mental images]] can be made via use of the "AdolfHitler" card, not to mention the "J.F.K. Assassination" card, the "Berlin 1945" card, the "Vietnam 1968" card, ''et cetera''.
*** Also, a lot of the pop culture references may be lost on young kids.