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Apples to Apples

May the best word association win

Min

3

Max

8

Ideal:

6

Player Interaction:

1 vs. 1

Round:

30

5

Game:

To Play:

To Facilitate:

Easy

Easy

To Customize:

Medium

Mechanics:

Asymmetry, Betting, Chance, Collection, Hidden Action, Negotiation, Resource Management, Simultaneous Action, Voting,

Dynamics:

Adaptability, Conflict Resolution, Creativity, Cultural Intelligence, Empathy, Feedback, Persuasion,

HOW TO PLAY

SCAN FOR MOBILE

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WHERE TO BUY

Coming Soon

Physical Setup

+ green apple cards (adjectives)

+ red apple cards (nouns)


You can buy the physical copy here.

Virtual Setup

There isn't a simple way to play this game online, but it's possible to recreate the pieces using a tool like Miro or give everyone access to their own red deck to draw from. If there's a non-playing facilitator, they can collect cards and preserve the anonymity of the red cards.

As an Opener

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As a Core Activity

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As a Closer

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HOW TO FACILITATE

SCAN FOR MOBILE

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GAME 1-PAGER

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Variations

Related Games: Cards Against Humanity or Dixit.

Knockout: Instead of playing to 3 green cards, eliminate players for the worst answer. Last man standing wins.

Preambles

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Pulse Check

Q. Does everyone seem open to keep playing? Are the disengaged able to be more engaged?

Q. Are people having fun — smiling, laughing, in deep thought?

Q. Do you hear productive strategizing about how to improve round-to-round?

What

Position the reflection around goals and metrics, as well as the skills and roles to succeed:


  • What is one thing about you that would help your team members work with you better?

  • Did this game give you ideas about how to better advocate for yourself?

  • What strengths and talents did you witness, and how could the team better leverage them?

Feel

Position the reflection around sensory and emotional responses to certain options or ideas:


  • Were you satisfied with the level of engagement from your team members?

  • What made you feel respected and valued during the game?

  • When did the game have the most energy? The most tension?

Have feedback? Offer your thoughts here:

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