Apples to Apples

The other day we played a new game. Apples to Apples. I was the only one who had never played before. Middle Child tried to explain the game in twice as many words as were in the instructions. Baby just laughed and giggled. Olaf finally told Middle Child to just let me read the instructions. Made so much more sense.

We got started. I tried to find appropriate answers for the term we were supposed to describe from my small pile of "answers." It was kind of hard. Seriously, how do you describe 'irrational' with the cards Jacques Costeau, A Locker Room, and Leeches?

I was losing. I don't like to lose. I'm not competitive but I just don't like to come in last.

But then I realized that it doesn't matter which of your cards matches the term best, but which one you think the person looking at that term will find the most interesting and therefore choose.

Then I got clever. It's not often that I can say I was clever! I started thinking about which card would pique the interest of the person in charge of the round the most instead of which was the most correct answer.

I wasn't losing anymore! I started winning rounds! By the end I had the most cards, 15. The next highest amount was only 10. The others discussed how I won so easily. I told them this proves that I know everyone the bestest!


denverallens said...

We love Apples to Apples! I even bought the junior addition because the kids don't know most of the people in the regular addition. There's not many games I like to play, but I LOVE that game!

Urban Parks said...

I hope Olaf and the boys don't read this blog or they will change their strategy and they you will have 2 cards. And don't gloat - its unbecoming of a mother, but then again you have a teenager and he needs to know Mom rocks!

sally said...

Sounds like a fun game and much more interested then Candy Land. That's our current game that Chas and Bonnie can play. Of course we do play the occasional Memory game - but Chas is mostly guessing at that.

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

You NOT competitive when it comes to games?!? You are a McLean!!

Krissie said...

So much fun! It's hard playing that game in a group of people you don't know though!