I think it was the great Cheech who said, “Hey man, things are tough all over.” Truer words have never been spoken. Especially now. Even with gas down to a manageable price, the economy is in the shitter and money is pretty tight for just about everyone I know. This is why for the past few months my wife and I have been going to, and hosting, game parties. The games range from poker to Wii to Facebreaker tournaments on my Playstation 3. But last night, I played one of the funnest games I have ever played at a party. Apples to Apples.
Now unlike the other drinking games we’ve covered, you actually have to go and buy this game at the store. I found it at Wal-mart for $18 which seems to be a pretty standard price. It’s not really a drinking game, but once I describe the rules I’ll tell you how to convert it into a quick and easy way to get retarded drunk.
The Apples to Apples game comes with 752 “red” cards and 252 “green” cards. The red cards are things like “paying taxes,” “lightning,” “truck stops,” etc. The green cards are descriptive-type cards like, “shocking,” “relaxing,” “scary,” etc. You start out by dealing everyone 7 red cards. Then one person who is the “judge” draws one green card and reads the descriptive word and its definition aloud. The premise is for the other people to pick one card in their deck that they think best fits the green card’s word according to the “judge’s” personality. Each person lays their card face down in a pile. The judge then reads out all the cards and then picks the one they like best. The person who’s card gets picked wins the green card. The first one to win a predetermined number of green cards is the winner. Each person also takes a turn being the judge. We played this for hours and had a blast.
Apples to Apples Drinking Game Instructions
The way I see this being played as the Apples to Apples drinking game is as follows:
1. Every time a person wins a green card they have to take a shot.
2. Additionally, each time a person takes their turn being the judge they have to take a shot picked by the previous hand’s winner.
3. If you really wanted to get crazy, in addition to picking the best card the judge could pick the worst card and make the person who threw that one in take a shot.
I’m not sure I did an adequate job conveying just how much fun this game is, but trust me when I tell you it’s one of the best investments you could make if you like to have friends over for a party.