Explanation on Apples to Apples here: There are green apple cards that have descriptive words on them. Like: Silly, Unnatural, Clean, Fierce, etc. Then you have your red apple cards with people, places, things, and events on 'em. Like: Amelia Earhart, Detroit, Bubbles, and The 1950's. The game comes with a few blank cards in each color so you can write your own. You can also order blank expansion packs (which I must do).
Depending on how many people are playing you get anywhere from 5 to 7 red apple cards. You take turns being The Judge. Judge draws a green apple card, say Silly, and sets it right side up. Everyone else looks at their hand of red apple cards and tries to find a card that matches the definition of silly. Those cards are put face down and once everyone has put one down, the Judge picks them up and looks at them. The Judge chooses one of the cards that they feel best fits the green apple card and the person who put down that red card wins the round. They get to keep the green apple card. Everyone draws a new red apple card for the next round. The first player to get (depending on how many are playing) 5 to 7 green apple cards wins the game.
The fun comes in where you try to guess what cards win for what people. You can argue why your card should come in first, but it's up to the Judge. What would win with one person would not necessarily win with another. Your sense of humor comes into play a lot. You can also literally interpret the green card or play a red card that is the opposite. This part is not part of the game but adds to the fun; after the round everyone reads off their green cards, using them to fill in the sentence "I am _____, _____, and _____" Here's some examples from tonight's game:
Green Card: Patriotic
Red Card Won: Apple Pie
Red Card Argued that should have won: Homeless Shelters "Because that's where a lot of 'Nam vets end up! What's more Patriotic than a veteran?"
(Sidenote: someone once won a round by playing the Hiroshima 1945 card for Patriotic)
Green Card: Swift
Red Card Runner Up: Superman
Red Card Winner: Ninja "Because Ninja's beat Superman in swiftness! No one's faster than a Ninja!"
Green Card: Wholesome
Red Card Won: Kitten
Red Card Argued: Dead Hooker (a fill it in yourself card) "Because if the hooker is *dead* the John's aren't visiting her and are home with their families! See: Wholesome!"
Green Card: Senseless
Red Card Won: The Far Right
Red Card Argued: Helen Keller
Green Card: Barbaric
Red Card Runner Up: Vikings
Red Card Winner: Trailer Parks
Do you see why we are going to hell? Do you? We never *not* crack up while playing this game! Go buy it *makes shooing motions*
As you may have guessed from reading that, my friends and I have a pretty twisted sense of humor. My fic idea is to have the Scoobies playing the game one night after a meeting, just chilling. Spike's there of course, because how much fun would a vampire be at this game? My vastly inappropriate friends and I aside, I need some suggestions on how Scoobies might play this game.
I think I've got Spike down (just gotta think like the guy who put down the dead hooker card), and Willow and Xander are full of whimsy so I feel confident on that front but I'm stuck on Buffy and Dawn. Also, should they convince Giles to play?
I'm looking for a sort of "I feel Buffy's the type to play a card that is literal, no-nonsense. While Dawn..." but if anyone has green/red card suggestions or winning/argue combos that would be awesome but not necessary. Full cred and much thanks to anyone who can give a suggestion or two. And I'll stop babbling at you now.