Apples to Apples review and giveaway


Alfie and I like to read a lot. Sometimes when we're feeling particularly witty and verbose, we like to impress and outdo each other with our extensive vocabularies. We especially love catching each other using malapropisms. So when I received an offer to try out Apples to Apples, The Game of Hilarious Comparisons, courtesy of family entertainment site http://www.timetoplaymag.com/ , it seemed right up our alley.



In Apples to Apples, players get dealt red cards with nouns on them. A communal green adjective card is dealt, and players have to submit one of their red cards that they feel best matches the green card. A judge chooses the best red card, and the round goes to the player who submitted that card. There's a wide variety of nouns, including proper nouns like "Albert Einstein" or "UVB Rays", and you never know which nouns you're going to draw, so the comparisons can be quite hilarious (Which would be more "Harmful" -- "Count Dracula" or "High School Bathroom"?). The game has won multiple awards, and it appears on toy expert Jim Silver's list of top games for Family Game Night. So even without playing it, I suspected it would be a really fun game.



The only problem with Apples 2 Apples, for now at least, is that we need to wait for such long stretches of time before we can gather enough adults to play the game (I received the game almost 3 months ago and we're so pathetic, it took me all that time to get 2 other grownups together!). Because the age range is 8 and up, my 5 year old twins are too young to fully enjoy it.



Or so we thought, until about a week ago. The Pea has been playing Apples 2 Apples JR at her friends' house and raving about how much fun the game is. She asked me if we could play Apples to Apples, so we devised a modified game. Jammy teamed up with Alfie, 3Po teamed up with me, and we explained all the terms as best as we could. The Pea played on her own, and we let her switch cards if she didn't know the word. We ended up having a great time! As an added bonus, by playing the grownup version, they're developing their vocabulary and thinking skills. So is now Apples to Apples is officially a Choice for our Family Game Nights!


Would you like to win Apples to Apples for your own family? We're giving one away to a lucky Bonggamom Finds reader! To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Family Game Night board game (this entry must be completed for any extra entries to count).

For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following:
1) Read Jim Silver's list of Top Summer and Outdoor Toys, then come back here and leave a comment telling me which of the toys your child would most like to play with.

2) Follow Bonggamom Finds on Blogger(leave a comment with your Blogger profile name).
3) Follow Finding Bonggamom on Blogger (leave a comment with your Blogger profile name).
4) Follow TimeToPlay on Twitter AND tweet about this giveaway (leave a commment with a link to your tweet). Here's a tweet you can copy and paste:

Apples 2 Apples giveaway from @bonggafinds http://tw5.us/g6

Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry (don't list down all your extra entries in 1 comment!) . This giveaway ends at midnight PST on May 21, 2009.; I will draw a winner at random on May 22 and post their names on the same day. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!

46 Comments, Leave yours here:

Jodi on May 7, 2009 at 1:33 PM said...

We love to play Sorry! in my house. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Jodi on May 7, 2009 at 1:35 PM said...

I looked on Jim Silver's list and The Banzai Titan Blast Rocket would be a huge hit here!

Jodi on May 7, 2009 at 1:36 PM said...

I'm a follower.

Jodi on May 7, 2009 at 1:38 PM said...

I'm also following Finding Bonggafinds! (Jodi)

valerie2350 on May 7, 2009 at 9:02 PM said...

banzai titan blast rocket! :)

valerie2350 on May 7, 2009 at 9:03 PM said...

sorry - did this in the wrong order -

main entry - trivial pursuit :)

valerie2350 on May 7, 2009 at 9:04 PM said...

blog follower
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valerie2350 on May 7, 2009 at 9:04 PM said...

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Sue on May 7, 2009 at 11:18 PM said...

We love Scrabble or Monopoly. Thanks for the giveaway~

Steph on May 8, 2009 at 1:54 AM said...

We like like Sequence and Rummikub. Thanks for the giveaway! I love to play games!

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Steph on May 8, 2009 at 1:56 AM said...

The Banzai Skimboard Surfer on Jim Silver's list looks like so much fun!

moushka on May 8, 2009 at 6:34 AM said...

With a 3yo and 6yo we like to play candyland.

melanie on May 8, 2009 at 6:45 AM said...

my son would absolutely go nuts for the espn better batter baseball trainer. we have an inflatable tee for in the house, but he would get a lot of use out of that toy (and maybe i could actually sit down for once while we are outside, instead of pitching to him non-stop!)

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melanie on May 8, 2009 at 6:47 AM said...

i subscribe to bonggamom finds through google reader.

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melanie on May 8, 2009 at 6:47 AM said...

i subscribe to finding bonggamom through reader.

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Nad on May 8, 2009 at 8:15 AM said...

My kids love to play Candyland.

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Nad on May 8, 2009 at 8:18 AM said...

The Power Wheels A.T. Rex from Jim Silver's list of Top Summer and Outdoor Toys would make my little boy really happy.

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Nad on May 8, 2009 at 8:18 AM said...

I'm a follower (Nad).

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judybrittle on May 8, 2009 at 5:12 PM said...
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judybrittle on May 8, 2009 at 5:14 PM said...

We love playing Candyland! Its my grandkids favorite game and play it almost every night. Thank you!

judybrittle on May 8, 2009 at 5:15 PM said...

The Super Soaker Quick Blast would be a big hit at our house now that its warmer.

judybrittle on May 8, 2009 at 5:16 PM said...

I follow Bonggamom Finds.

judybrittle on May 8, 2009 at 5:16 PM said...

I follow Finding Bonggamom.

judybrittle on May 8, 2009 at 5:17 PM said...

I follow Time To Play on Twitter and
I tweeted tweeted
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CC on May 9, 2009 at 7:52 PM said...

My kids would love the Gazillion Bubble Rocket

CC on May 9, 2009 at 7:52 PM said...

I follow on Blogger: CC

Sue on May 11, 2009 at 7:26 AM said...

We love Scrabble and Clue at my house. Thanks for the giveaway~

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Sue on May 11, 2009 at 7:27 AM said...

My boys would love the Power Wheels A.T. Rex.

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The Noble Fat N Happy One on May 11, 2009 at 3:32 PM said...

we play alot of the cranium games, and flux. and the kids fave is "go away monsters!"

The Noble Fat N Happy One on May 11, 2009 at 3:34 PM said...

my girls love bubbles, so the Gazillion Bubble Rocket would be perfect for them!

Sweetly on May 13, 2009 at 3:05 PM said...
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PastorMac's Ann on May 13, 2009 at 3:07 PM said...

My kids would love the coaster.

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PastorMac's Ann on May 13, 2009 at 3:08 PM said...

I follow Bonggamom Finds.

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PastorMac's Ann on May 13, 2009 at 3:09 PM said...

I follow Bonggamom too.

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PastorMac's Ann on May 13, 2009 at 3:10 PM said...

Follow and tweeted.

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Terra H. on May 14, 2009 at 1:06 AM said...

I think all six of my children would enjoy playing this game. One board game we enjoy playing together is Scrabble. Thanks.
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Terra H. on May 14, 2009 at 1:07 AM said...

My kids would enjoy playing with the Razor Spark Scooter.
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Terra H. on May 14, 2009 at 1:09 AM said...

I follow Bonggamon Finds.
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Cher on May 15, 2009 at 5:04 PM said...

My sons are young still (28 months and 11 months) so we don't play games yet. We have tried memory and my oldest seems to like that!

Cher on May 15, 2009 at 5:05 PM said...

I am following you on blogger.

Cher on May 15, 2009 at 5:05 PM said...

I am following Finding Bonggamom too.

Cher on May 15, 2009 at 5:07 PM said...

I am following and tweeted. Not sure how to leave my twitter url for the link but here is my twitter: http://twitter.com/mamasmoney

Cher on May 15, 2009 at 5:08 PM said...

My son would love the Banzai 3-D Shark Bite Water Slide!

notworthwriting on May 15, 2009 at 5:46 PM said...

My daughter would love the gazillion bubble rocket. The fact that they somehow last longer is incredible.

tanya904 on May 20, 2009 at 2:45 PM said...

Our favorite Family Game Night game is the classic game of Life
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Bonggamom on May 23, 2009 at 11:55 AM said...

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone for entering, and congratulations to the winner, tanya904!

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